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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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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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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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