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Noni Mumba: Engaging communities on health research

Community and public engagement not only allows researchers to give information and receive feedback, it can be embedded in a research project from the beginning, from protocol development to consent documents. Relationship and trust building is a continuous process, a skill that researchers need to improve as it will eventually benefit the community where they […]
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Janet Hemingway announced as RSTMH President, alongside Medals and Awards ceremony

Following RSTMH’s Annual General Meeting, which took place today in Liverpool, we are delighted to announce Professor Janet Hemingway as our new President. As well as delivering her Presidential Address on the topic “Will the COVID experience help transform infection R&D?”, she stated: In today’s world tropical medicine might be considered a misnomer, but the recent […]
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Variant hunters: the scientists tracking Covid’s every move

The institute’s serene, leafy grounds and raised walkways are a picture of calm.  Aside from the odd researcher in a white lab coat hurrying between meetings, there is almost nothing to suggest that the scattering of modernist buildings lie at the heart of East Africa’s fight against the pandemic.  But inside a series of world-class laboratories […]
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Rethinking Malaria in the Context of COVID–19

Please join KEMRI-Wellcome and Harvard University for a special 2-day webinar on focused on thematic topics stemming from the “Rethinking Malaria in the Context of COVID–19” global engagement—Malaria Governance,...
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Royal Society Africa Prize winner 2021 – Prof. George Warimwe

Congratulations to Professor George Warimwe on being awarded the Royal Society Africa Prize winner 2021! Prof. Warimwe was awarded for his work on zoonoses vaccine development, capacity building in Africa, and his innovative research proposal….
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Tracking the introduction and spread of SARS-CoV-2 in coastal Kenya.

Results from the first major genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Kenya were published today in the esteemed Nature Communications (DOI:10.1038/s41467-021-25137-x) peer-reviewed journal….
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