Funding Statement

The research was commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research using Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding.


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GeMVi Research Fellows

Gurdeep Jaswant – Kenya

Project:  Establishing rabies genomic sequencing capacity and reference repository for East Africa.

Institute: University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID)

Through the GeMVi project I have been able to sequence rabies virus in Kenya and Tanzania. The effort has boosted molecular surveillance efforts in Kenya and Tanzania as we aim towards the global health target of zero rabies by 2030.

Shabani Mziray – Tanzania

Project:  Testing Novel Technologies for Characterizing Emerging and Re-emerging Blood-Borne Infectious Diseases During Epidemics of Non-Malarial Acute Febrile Illness in Tanzania

Institute: Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute

The GeMVi Fellowship has provided me with the technical support required to design and implement the study protocols for my study on the application of metagenomics and bioinformatics in characterising viral components in outbreak of acute febrile illnesses in Tanzania