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The Appointment of Professor Walter Jaoko to the HIV and AIDS Tribunal: A Significant Step Forward in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Kenya

Kenya has taken another step forward in the fight against HIV/AIDS by appointing Professor Walter Jaoko to the HIV and AIDS Tribunal. Professor Jaoko is a renowned medical researcher with vast experience in medical microbiology and immunology.

The Role of Viruses in Lymphomagenesis: A Talk by Professor Pier Paolo Piccaluga

The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research are excited to host a webinar by Professor Pier Paolo Piccaluga on the Role of Viruses in Lymphomagenesis. Professor Piccaluga, a clinician and researcher is a renowned expert in this subject, and his talk promises to be a fascinating insight into the relationship between viruses and lymphoma.

Postgraduate Alumni Joins LSTM Researchers in Receiving International TB Collaboration Award

Dr Esto Bahizire, a postgraduate alumni in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, is part of a team of researchers at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) who recently received the prestigious Dorothy Temple Cross International TB Collaboration award.

University of Nairobi Corporate Social Responsibility Week

The University of Nairobi are delighted to announce that the University will launch its annual Health CSR week, which will include a series of activities for our internal  and external stakeholders. The CSR  week which kicks off on Friday 31, March 2023,  to Thursday 6th,March 2023  will culminate into the University Health Day on Wednesday 3,March 2023 in commemoration of the World Health Day. 

Expert Insights: What You Need to Know About Virus Outbreaks from Prof Omu Anzala

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a renewed focus on virus outbreaks and their potential impact on global health. To shed some light on this topic, Prof. Omu Anzala, a renowned expert in Medical Microbiology and Immunology, recently shared his insights on what people need to know about virus outbreaks.

Prof. Omu Anzala Spearheads Kenya's First Public Cholera Vaccination Drive, Attracting Massive Turnout

Kenya's first public cholera vaccination drive, featuring Prof. Omu Anzala from the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, has witnessed a massive turnout. This groundbreaking initiative aims to combat the frequent cholera outbreaks that have plagued the country in recent years.

Fertility Desire and Associations with Condomless Sex, Antiretroviral Adherence, and Transmission Potential in a Cohort of Kenyan Women Living with HIV in Sero‑discordant Relationships: A Mixed Methods Study

A groundbreaking study led by Prof. Walter Jaoko from the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and Prof. Scott McClelland, a visiting faculty member from the University of Washington, sheds new light on the complex interplay between fertility desires, condomless sex, antiretroviral adherence, and HIV transmission potential among Kenyan women living with HIV in serodiscordant relationships.

Addressing the Gap in Genetic Analysis of Inherited Retinal Dystrophies in Africa: A Literature Review by Dr. Oscar Onyango

Inherited retinal dystrophies (IRDs) are a group of genetic disorders that affect the retina, a thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye responsible for transmitting visual information to the brain. These disorders can lead to progressive vision loss and, in some cases, complete blindness. While IRDs are a global problem, research on the genetic basis of these disorders has been primarily focused on populations of European and Asian ancestry. Black, indigenous Africans with more genetic diversity are underrepresented in IRD research.

Dr. Marianne Mureithi Attends AHAIC2023 Meeting with The Elsevier Foundation

Dr. Marianne Mureithi, the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Chair at the University of Nairobi, recently attended the African Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) 2023 meeting with The Elsevier Foundation. The conference brought together healthcare professionals, policymakers, researchers, and advocates across the continent to discuss strategies for building resilient and inclusive healthcare systems.

Emerging Infectious Diseases: are bats being unfairly implicated?

We invite you to join us for an informative talk on emerging infectious diseases and the role that bats may play in their transmission. The talk will be presented by Dr Paul Webala, a Senior Lecturer and Mammologist at Maasai Mara University and a collaborator with members of the Medical Microbiology & Immunology department KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research.