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Advanced workshop for Bioinformatics workflows

We hosted the 2nd Advanced workshop for Bioinformatics workflows between 27th -31st March with 28 participants from Kenya, Uganda, DRC-Congo, Malawi and Nigeria with support from NGS Academy for the Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative.
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NeoSep1 trial site initiation visit

The NeoSep1 trial team hosted a site initiation visit which included a training conducted by the Trial Management Group that includes St. George’s Hospital in London and the UK Medical Research Council’s Clinical Trial Unit. NeoSep1 trial is a randomised controlled trial to improve antibiotic treatment for babies.
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Congratulations Dr Nchafatso Obonyo on winning the Africa Top 40 Under 40 award in the Science Category! The award is the culmination of work that started and continues to be collaboratively supported by KWTRP/IDeAL and the Critical Care Research Group as well as the Mbale Clinical Research Unit in Mbale, Uganda.
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DELTAS Africa II Launch

The Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation) launched the Developing Excellence in Leadership Training and Science in Africa (DELTAS Africa II) on 14th March 2023 in Nairobi Kenya. DELTAS Africa II brings together 14 grantees from across the continent including The Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL), based at the KEMRI – Wellcome Trust […]
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Jukwaa la Utafiti Radio Programme

We held our quarterly review meetings with our Coastal radio fan clubs from Mombasa, Kaloleni and Kilifi. Our review meetings seek to get feedback from members of the public on the Jukwaa la Utafiti (Swahili for platform for research) radio program; What has worked/not worked, what they have learnt from the radio shows and ideas […]
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Congratulations to IDeAL Pwani University Masters students on their awards. The students were awarded an MSc degree in Immunology and Bioinformatics. They include Lynn Fwambah, Hannah Kimingi, Lewis Murugu, Cecillia Wechessa for the Masters in Immunology, while Jane Njeri was awarded a Master’s in bioinformatics.
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IBAMI2 Study Stakeholders Meeting

The IBAMI2 study hosted stakeholders in Health and Nutrition from Kilifi County for an intervention brainstorming session. The Individualized Breastfeeding Support for Acutely ill Malnourished Infants under 6months (IBAMI-2) study aims to provide breastfeeding support after discharge from hospital to improve growth and development of malnourished infants recovering from serious illness. The aim of the […]
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KASH Conference Awards

Congratulations to Jonathan Karisa who was awarded the Young Investigators Award for his presentation on entomological surveillance of main malaria vectors on the Kenyan coast during the just completed KASH conference. Mercy Tuwei was awarded best session presentation in the vector biology session for her work on MALDI-TOF MS for mosquito surveillance. Congratulations also goes […]
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County Collaboration

Following completion of the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Impact Study (PCVIS) in March 2022, the PCVIS team donated Health equipment used to implement the Kilifi Electronic Immunization Registry (KEIR) to the County hospital. KEIR was implemented as part of PCVIS and involved electronic data capture of childhood immunizations at health facilities located within the Kilifi Health […]
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Celebrating Women and Girls in Science

Women have made significant contribution in research despite the numerous challenges they face. To celebrate the women and girls in science we asked some women at KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research programme to share their journey in research, their achievements, and a word of advice to fellow women in science. Rebecca Njuguna Health Economist Growing up […]
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