KEMRI-Wellcome Highlights Health Equity Issues During Equity Week
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust participated in this year’s Equity Week between 11th and 15 November. Convened by the International Budget Partnership, Equity Week brings together stakeholders drawn from the national government, county government, community groups and other agencies to reflect on equity and equality issues particularly in resource mobilization and distribution in the country. There were two […]Read More
New virtual reality medical training app LIFE uses HTC VIVE Focus Plus for training doctors and nurses to save lives.
Life-saving Instruction for Emergencies (LIFE), a virtual reality (VR) medical training platform developed by doctors, nurses and researchers at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) in Kenya and Oxford University with support from HTC, was officially launched on 14th November 2019. LIFE allows healthcare workers to enter a realistic 3D virtual hospital on their own […]Read More
[NEST360°] Closing the newborn care gap in hospitals across Africa.
Worldwide, almost half of childhood deaths occur in newborns (the first four weeks of life), totalling 2.5 million each year, with the highest risks and slowest progress in Africa. Currently around 28 in every 1,000 babies in Sub-Saharan Africa die in the first month of life. Hundreds of thousands of babies could be saved through […]Read More
“Difu Simo”- A Mental Health Awareness Campaign
This is a mental health awareness campaign which is being conducted in Kilifi County along the Kenyan Coast. The awareness campaign slogan is “Difu Simo”, a Kigiryama phrase which means “Breaking free”. The campaign was officially launched in October during an event that was organized by the Kilifi County Government to mark the World Mental […]Read More
The ferroportin Q248H mutation protects from anemia, but not malaria or bacteremia
Researchers have shown that the iron export mutation (Q248H) that primarily occurs in populations of African ancestry may protect from iron deficiency and anemia. In contrast to previously published work (Zhang et al. 2018), their work using data for over 18,000 children show that there is little evidence that the mutation protects against malaria nor […]Read More
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Chalmers Medal Winner – 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Sam Kinyanjui who was named winner of the 2019 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Chalmers Medal. This honour was announced at the 11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health held in Liverpool. The award was in recognition of Dr. Kinyanjui’s exemplary efforts to revolutionize capacity building in young […]Read More
ONGOING RESEARCH AT THE KWTRP – NAIROBI HUB.
The Nairobi Programme at KEMRI Wellcome Trust hosts over 17 principal researchers, 15 PhD fellows and a dedicated team of over 40 research assistants spanning clinical research, health services research, population health research, and health systems and economics research. Learn more about the ongoing research and the principal researchers behind the work. Click here to […]Read More
THE ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ JOB OF BEING A NEONATAL NURSE
The provision of high-quality care to sick newborns presents challenges in any health system. Quality nursing care is a critical component of the care sick newborns need to survive their first days of life; and international guidelines suggest that even for babies who do not require intensive care, there should be one nurse for every […]Read More
NAIROBI STAKEHOLDER FORUM 2019
The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Program, Nairobi Hub held the first annual Nairobi stakeholders forum on 30th July 2019. The one-day forum hosted over 70 stakeholders from the Ministry of Health, private and public institutions from across the country with representatives from some counties and international organisations. The main aim of the forum was to […]Read More
[PRESS RELEASE] LAUNCH OF COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITY INVENTORY FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
NAIROBI KENYA, The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Program has launched a dataset of comprehensive public health facilities from 50 countries and islands in sub- Saharan Africa. Linking health facilities to populations has traditionally been based on a health facility per/capita basis, often ignoring the geographic, social and economic drivers of health facility distribution. This new […]Read More