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Best Stand in Mosquito Control and in Research & Development Projects, – say Mombasa 2012 ASK Judges.
KEMRI HQ, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust and KEMRI CDC were awarded number one in the Best Mosquito Control and number two in the Best Stand on Research and Development Projects at this year’s Mombasa ASK show.
The show that officially begun on Wednesday 29th August and ended on Sunday, 2nd September was officially opened by President Mwai Kibaki on Thursday last week.
The programme displayed eight research themes at the KEMRI Banda in the Mombasa Show grounds. This includes displays on the programme in General, the community liaison group, epilepsy, IAVI, malnutrition, epidemiology and demography, lab research and entomology and vector control.
The displays were an unwavering testimony to the growth of research and diversity at the programme over the last twenty years.
Aside from the usual posters and leaflets, displayers from the programme have had a touch of creativity to the displays by including an interactive web bases videogame on how flu spreads in populations, a kids’ corner that has a pneumonia storybook that is also a colouring book, microscopes that you can view the malaria parasite from as well as a presentation on how far the programme works within the Kilifi country.
The CEO of Kenya’s National Council of Science and Technology (NCST) and KEMRI Board Member, Professor Shaukaut Abdul Razak, said that the KEMRI stand had an “excellent display relevant to the national agenda!”
It has indeed been a successful show this year with a lot of collaboration and partnership with the other KEMRI centres and with various planning in-house to ensure that this year’s show was a success.