UK High Commissioner’s Visit

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 ...
Media Visit

Media Visit

We hosted local and international media who visited the Programme to cover the programme’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the beginning of the ChAdOx1 nCoV -19 vaccine trial. The 2-day media visit provided a platform for the journalists to engage with our research teams who provided an overview to ...
Start of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19

Start of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19

Kenya has joined the global efforts in search of an effective vaccine for COVID-19 with the start of a trial evaluating a leading COVID-19 vaccine candidate ChAdOx1 nCoV-19. The trial team has vaccinated its first volunteers after receiving the necessary regulatory and ethical approvals, as well as the national ministry ...
Visit by the National Assembly

Visit by the National Assembly

The Programme hosted the National Assembly Departmental Committee on health led by the Chair Hon. Sabina Chege in Kilifi. Other committee members accompanying the delegation included Hon. Muriuki Njagagua, Hon. Capt. Ruweida Mohamed, Hon. Dr. Dahir Duale, Hon. James Wamacukuru and Hon Said Haribae. During the visit, the committee was ...
ToT Course on Sample collection

ToT Course on Sample collection

A Training of Trainers on sample collection for clinical trials was held successfully at the Programme. 25 staff from various departments were trained. This training was organized by Amek Nyaguara and was run by Programme facilitators in collaboration with the Kilifi County Rapid Response Team, headed by Mr. Erick Maitha. ...
Kui Muraya appointed to COVID-19

Kui Muraya appointed to COVID-19

Kui Muraya, an IDeAL Fellow was appointed to the National GBV/Gender Steering Working Group and is currently working to develop the Kenya COVID-19 GBV & FGM Response Plan. She was also invited to give a guest lecture to University of Cambridge 5th Year Medical Students the lecture focused on Gender, ...