Professor Walter Jaoko and Dr. Bernhards Ogutu were featured on the popular Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) show, The Thursday Breakfast Club.
The interview, which took place on Thursday morning at 0600hrs, was aimed at discussing "Understanding the new malaria vector." Professor Jaoko, a well-respected Medical Microbiologist, and Dr. Ogutu, a malaria expert from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), delved into the intricacies of the new malaria vector and what it means for the future of malaria control in Kenya and beyond.
During the show, the two experts highlighted the need for increased awareness about the new malaria vector, the Anopheles mosquito. They discussed how this new vector differs from the traditional vectors, such as the Anopheles gambiae, and how it has become a significant threat to malaria control efforts.
The discussion also touched on the need for increased investment in research and development to better understand the new malaria vector and develop effective strategies to control it. Professor Jaoko and Dr. Ogutu emphasized the importance of collaboration between various stakeholders, including researchers, policymakers, and the public, to effectively address the malaria challenge.
The Thursday Breakfast Club show, hosted by Nick Ndeda, is a popular platform that seeks to inform and educate Kenyans on current affairs and matters of public interest. The interview with Professor Jaoko and Dr. Ogutu allowed the public to learn about the latest malaria research and control efforts developments.
In conclusion, the interview with Professor Walter Jaoko and Dr. Bernhards Ogutu on The Thursday Breakfast Club show was an excellent opportunity to discuss the new malaria vector and its implications for malaria control efforts in Kenya. It is a reminder of the need for continued investment in research and development, the collaboration between stakeholders, and increased public awareness to tackle this significant public health challenge effectively.
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