ADVANCE Annual Principal Investigators' Meeting

Over the course of three days September 14th-16th, 2022, ADVANCE partners, USAID, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and program Principal Investigators shared relevant presentations and participated in rich discussions reviewing program progress, challenges, and opportunities to maximize success for HIV biomedical prevention technologies and capacity strengthening across the all the partners network in Kigali, Rwanda.

Female Genital Schistosomiasis and HIV Infection Field Work

Hellen Kariuki, a Doctoral student in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology carried out a a sensitisation community meeting at Rabai, Ruruma, Kasidi Ward and Mawemambomu Ward in Kilifi County.

She is investigating the effects “Female genital schistosomiasis and HIV infection: “The effects of Schistosoma haematobium on α4β7expression among Kenyan women.”

Department Members Recognised on Best Scientists in Kenya List

Members of the Department Prof. Walter Jaoko and Prof. Omu Anzala were both recently featured on the Alper Doger (AD) Scientific Index 2022 ranking.

The University of Nairobi had a total of 18 scientists across various disciplines in the top 50 rankings with both department members on the list.

Department Chair Featured on BBC World Service

Department Chair Dr. Marianne Mureithi was featured on the BBC World Service as part of The SheWord, a pan African programme exploring the life experiences of women in today's Africa. Dr. Mureithi discussed why it's harder for women to access funding for scientific research.

The interview can be viewed here