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Dr. Mainga Hamaluba

Head Of Clinical Research


Mainga Hamaluba MBChB MD FRCPCH Head of Clinical Research. Mainga is a paediatrician and works on clinical trials of vaccines, human infections studies and neonatal care. She is Principal Investigator (PI) and lead of the R21 clinical development programme in Kenya which includes the first evaluation of R21 in Africa (Phase 1b and the ongoing phase 3 trials). This is complemented by a vaccine efficacy Human Infection Study where she is Co-PI. Furthermore, she is PI for a phase 1/2 (First-In-Human and phase 2 trial of the leading tetravalent candidate shigella vaccine); sponsored by LimmaTech Biologics Ag. She also has clinical oversight of the broad portfolio of KWTRP team Human Infection Study platforms for malaria and shigella. These complementary programs continue to accelerate the clinical development of malaria and shigella vaccines.