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    Mapping hotspots of malaria

    Malaria transmission is spatially heterogeneous, and groups of homesteads that form "hotspots" or clusters of transmission can be identified.  The presence of these hotspots makes malaria control measures less effective than they might be.  However, adding targeted interventions to interrupt these hotspots will be highly effective.  At present, we lack detailed epidemiological descriptions of the properties of hotspots and the ways in which they might be identified by malaria control…

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    Establishing a malaria human challenge facility in Kenya

    The PVHB research group is establishing a facility for experimental human challenge with malaria with colleagues at the KEMRI Centre for Clinical  Research in Nairobi.  Carefully controlled challenge will allow both the study of experimental  vaccines and the better understanding of how humans make an immune response to malaria.  

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    Evaluation of the scaling up of the KEMRI-CGMR-C's Schools Engagement Programme in Kilifi

    This study will use quantitative, qualitative and participatory methods to compare and explore the benefits and barriers of different approaches of engagement between schools and researchers.



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    Predictive Validity of Kilifi Assessment Scales

    Infants growing up in sub-Saharan Africa are exposed to a number of conditions, which may lead to brain insult; yet, few studies have examined the development of children in the region following exposure to early brain insult. A major limitation to monitoring the development of children exposed to early brain insult has been the lack of adequate assessment tools. Sub-Saharan Africa, like most other resource-limited settings, lacks measures of childhood…

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    Pneumonia etiology Research in Child Health (PERCH)

    The PERCH study is seeking to establish what exactly is causing pneumonia in particular settings. Kilifi, Kenya is one of the seven sites in the World carrying out this study, the other sites are- South Africa, Zambia, Gambia, Mali, Thailand and Bangladesh.

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    KEMRI - Wellcome Trust at the 10th International Congress of Tropical Paediatrics

    The 10th International congress on tropical pediatrics got off to a good start on Sunday August 24th at the Kenyatta International Conference Center in Nairobi.…

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    One of the most prestigious prizes in Africa awarded to Dr Faith Osier

    This year's Royal Society Pfizer Prize Award 2014 goes to our young researcher, Dr Faith Osier. This award is considered one of the most prestigious prizes…

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    KWTRP and Pwani University Launches a Joint Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods

    As part of our collaboration with Pwani University in building capacity for research we have jointly launched a new course designated Postgraduate Diploma in Research…

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    Patrick Munywoki's publication picked as paper of the month by ReSViNET

    Dr. Patrick Munywoki's publication 'The source of respiratory syncytial virus infection in infants: a household cohort study in rural Kenya' has been selected by the…

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    First estimates of newborns requiring treatment for bacterial infection show 7 million cases

    Nearly 7 million babies in the first month of life (neonates) required treatment for severe bacterial infection in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America…

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    Pneumococcal vaccination of children in Kenya can provide 'herd protection' to unvaccinated population

    Findings suggest vaccine will be effective in other low-income countries The introduction of a new pneumococcal vaccine in routine immunisation programmes in Kenya reduced levels of…

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    Philip Bejon awarded the Chalmers Medal

    Philip Bejon has been awarded the Chalmers Medal by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, a leading UK based organisation that supports research…

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    The CIN Newsletter

    The Ministry of Health & County Hospitals have partnered in a collaborative project to support improved data collection and use of hospital data with KEMRI-Wellcome…

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    New test for childhood TB offers hope of earlier and more accurate diagnosis

    In this week's New England Journal of Medicine, an international team of investigators based in Europe and Africa, report the results of a study to…

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    World Health Day - April 7th 2014

    A message from the Director - KEMRI. Prof. Solomon Mpoke on this years world health day whose theme is: Preventing vector-borne diseases; small bite, big threat...

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    Burden of disease estimates reveal multiple risks for Kilifi adults

    Adults in Kilifi face a combined burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases, according to a report published in the Lancet Global Health. Infectious diseases were…

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    Alice Kamau receives a Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship

    Alice Kamau, Data Manager with the PERCH project, has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship. This is a two-year fellowship, with the first year…

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    Podcasts from Africa

    Researchers from the Programme featured on the “Podcasts from Africa” series by Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology at the University of Glasgow. Click here…

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    Despite unprecedented investment in malaria control, 57% of Africa's population remains at moderate to high risk of contracting the most deadly form of malaria

    Despite unprecedented investment in malaria control in Africa over the past decade, about 57% of the population still live in areas where risk of infection…

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    School-going children bring home a virus that causes severe pneumonia in infants

    Infants are highly susceptible to severe pneumonia from a virus called respiratory syncytial virus or RSV.  Identifying who infects infants with this virus is important…

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    MoH - SIRCLE Meeting in Nairobi

    A joint meeting between Ministry of Health and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust  Health Systems Research Unit took place on January 24th 2014. The meeting discussed improving use of…

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    WHO Child treatment guidelines 'fatal'

    Failure to update World Health Organization Treatment guidelines for children could be leading to the death of thousands of children who are dying each year,…

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    The Role of Data in Transforming Healthcare

    The Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Impact Study (PCVIS) was set up to track the impact of the PCV10 vaccine on invasive pneumococcal disease. Working closely with…

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    Dr Faith Osier Awarded the African Research Leader Fellowship

    Dr Faith Osier has been awarded the prestigious African Research Leader (ARL) Fellowship. The ARL Fellowship, is supported by The Medical Research Council, UK and…

UPCOMING EVENTS

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    The 3rd Medical and Veterinary Virus Research (MVVR) symposium in Kenya


    Endemic, emerging and re-emerging viral pathogens are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in both human and animal populations globally. A few examples of these include MERS CoV, HIV, Ebola, pH1N1, seasonal Flu, Rift-valley fever, dengue and RSV. Considerable…




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    The 1st Pan African Mosquito Control Association Annual Conference

    The 1st Pan African Mosquito Control Association Annual Conference at Panari Hotel, Nairobi