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Consensus Building Workshop on Priority Pathogens for Serosurveillance in Kenya

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, country surveillance focal persons and members of academia, the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) team worked on developing a consensus list of ranked pathogens to be prioritized for surveillance in Kenya.
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R21 Phase III trial results

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Group photo - ASK


KEMRI participated in this year’s annual ASK Show held in Mombasa where our team participated to show Programme research work. The team scooped 2 top awards: Best Stand in Research and Development and Best Display Services in the Health Sector & Pharmaceutical Stand. Several dignitaries toured our stand including the Botswana High Commissioner to Kenya, […]
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Lab training

Training workshop on metagenomic next-generation sequencing

The Bioscience Department hosted a 2-week training workshop on metagenomic next-generation sequencing sponsored by Africa-CDC. The trainees included 6 public health workers from East Africa and a research scientist/lecturer from Mombasa Technical University. Many thanks to Leonard Ndwiga, Shaban Mwangi and Kioko Mwikali who were the training instructors.
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SANTHE meeting

SANTHE Consortium Research visit

We hosted the SANTHE Consortium Research visit between 11th and 12th September 2023. Representatives from SANTHE partners (CREMER, Cameroon; Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP), Botswana; Makerere University, Uganda; CFHR, Zambia; AHRI, South Africa; KAVI-ICR and Pwani University were in attendance. The meeting focus was for SANTHE funded Masters, PhD, and Postdoctoral fellows to provide an […]
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Congratulations to Emelda Okiro who has been awarded full professorship in Global Health by Oxford University. Emelda who leads the Population and Health Impact Surveillance Group in KWTRP was awarded the title in recognition of her research achievements, contributions to and to the general work of the Nuffield Department of Medicine. With over 18 years of […]
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African Countries’ Experiences in the Development of Health Benefits Packages

The growing global commitment to universal health coverage (UHC) has raised a critical question on what services should be made available and under what conditions. This has led countries to focus on developing/updating a set of services that can be feasibly financed and provided given their current circumstances. This set of services is commonly known […]
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Vaccinology career webinar: Market Access for Vaccines – Factors that influence personal choices.Vaccinology

The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme in partnership with the Pasteur Institute of Dakar (IPD) will be hosting a webinar on Market Access for Vaccines – Factors that influence personal choices. Barbara Ngouyombo, Associate Director Partnerships at Institut Pasteur de Dakar with be the guest speaker for the webinar scheduled for the 7th  of September […]
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2023 Hands-on Training for Upstream Process in Vaccine Manufacturing

This hands-on training for upstream process development in vaccine manufacturing is to equip participants representing the biomanufacturing workforce from LMICs with essential skills required to operate according to current good practices. This course will be conducted in-person over six weeks and will include two weeks of didactic sessions and four weeks of hands-on adenovirus vaccine […]
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