Research

Mobility Programme For Early Career Researchers in Africa to Visit University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers featuring in the top 1 % of the world's research universities. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. The University of Helsinki has an Africa Programme 2021-2030 with the aim of boosting collaboration and partnerships with African higher education institutions.

Celebrating the Success of the ECC Programme: A Leap Forward in One Health

The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, under the esteemed leadership of Chair Dr. Marianne Mureithi, in collaboration with the KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, proudly hosted the Early Career Champions (ECC) programme from January 29th to February 2nd. This innovative initiative marks a significant milestone in the journey towards integrating One Health principles into the fabric of global health research and policy.

Canada and Kenya Forge Pathways for Future Leaders in Health Sciences with BCDI 2030 Initiative

The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the University of Manitoba (UM) are celebrating a groundbreaking international collaboration as they secure the prestigious Canadian International Development Scholarship 2030 (BCDI 2030) grant. This collaboration promises to empower African students with fully funded opportunities to pioneer medical microbiology and infectious diseases research.

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Ushers in New Era with Incoming Postgraduate Students

Nairobi, October 11, 2023 - The University of Nairobi’s esteemed Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology commenced its academic year 2023-2024 with an enriching orientation program, welcoming a new batch of postgraduate students. The multi-day event was meticulously planned to integrate the newcomers into the department’s culture, ethos, and academic rigour.

Day I: Beginning of a Transformative Journey

Dr. Marianne Mureithi Attends AHAIC2023 Meeting With 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.

Department Student Wins the Norman L Letvin Award

Delories Sikuku, an MSc student in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, recently received the prestigious Norman L Letvin award for her outstanding research in the field of AIDS vaccine discovery. The award was presented to her at the Collaborative AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD) meeting held in in Cape town South Africa in February 2023.

Understanding the Prevalence and Predictors of Tuberculosis Infection Among People Living with HIV in High TB Burden Contexts

A recent publication in the "BMJ Open Respiratory Research", penned by Lilian Nkirote Njagi, Videlis Nduba, Marianne Wanjiru Mureithi, and Jared Ongechi Mecha, offers valuable insights into the complex relationship between HIV and tuberculosis (TB) infection. Dr. Lilian Najgi is a PhD Scholar in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology.

The Scope of the Problem