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How the partnership between KPA and KEMRI-Wellcome birthed the Clinical Information Network

They say two things change the world: people with enough fortitude, conviction and ability; and ideas of how the world can be. The same can be said of the Clinical Information Network, which was established by a small group of people with an unwavering commitment to improving child health in the country. We spoke to […]
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What it takes to reach ZERO MALARIA

By Keziah Njoki Malaria immunologist, Francis Ndungu, grew up in central Kenya where malaria is not prevalent but is now interested in understanding of how semi-immune individuals control malaria parasite growth and the associated inflammation (symptoms). He is also interested in the potential translation of that knowledge in the development of effective malaria vaccines. His […]
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Celebrating Women in ICT; Connected Girls, Creating Brighter Futures

“I have always been fascinated by technology and was always one of the few females in all my classes while in school,” says Kathreen Wafula, an ICT Support Technician here in Kilifi. She joins a strong team of techies and is one of the 4 women in the department.The International Girl’s in ICT day is […]
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The Acting Director General, KEMRI, has appointed Dr. Joseph Mwangangi as the Acting Deputy Director In-charge-Centre for Geographic Medicine Research – Coast. Dr Mwangangi is a Senior Principal Research Scientist and takes over from Dr. Benjamin Tsofa who has served as the Deputy Director for 6 years.
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UK High Commissioner’s Visit

We hosted Her Excellency, Jane Marriot, UK High Commissioner in Kenya. The visit provided an opportunity for our researchers to share their experiences using their research expertise in responding to emerging health issues. Present was KEMRI board Chair, Dr. Daniel Musyoka and Ag. Director General, Prof. Sam Kariuki. KEMRI boasts of a robust research & […]
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Malaria Control reduces Iron Deficiency

Researchers have found that malaria-control may be an effective strategy for reducing the burden of iron deficiency in African children. The analyses led by Prof Sarah Atkinson and Dr John Muriuki suggest that interventions that halve the risk of malaria would reduce the burden of iron deficiency by approximately 50% in African children. Malaria is […]
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Women in Science

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme prides itself as one of the most diversified work settings in Kenya and the region. Over the years the Programme has deliberately sought to ensure equal opportunities for all people, by embracing diversity and inclusion at the workplace and adopting one of the most progressive work cultures in the region. This […]
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Community and Public Engagement at the KEMRI Wellcome Research Programme

Read more about our Community and Public Engagement Strategy here: https://kemri-wellcome.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Community-and-Publication-Engagement-brief.pdf
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Policy Brief – Projections of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Following Schools Reopening

Summary We applied models that predicted the pattern of the first peak of COVID-19 cases in late July 2020 but did not predict the second peak in November 2020. The peak in November 2020 can be explained by now adding to the model: a) data that has become available on negative test numbers; b) an […]
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Receiving and Responding to Community Feedback During Health System Crises: Lessons from Early days of the COVID-19 Pandemic Response in Kilifi County

Health system responsiveness, defined as how the health system reacts to input from the public or citizens is one of the goals of the health system alongside fairness in financing and health service outcomes. Listening to and responding to public inputs and feedback can lead to a health system that is stronger and fairer to […]
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