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

The African Advanced Vaccinology Course (Afro-ADVAC)

James Kang'ethe, a PhD scholar in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Nairobi, recently attended the African Advanced Vaccinology Course (Afro-ADVAC) held in Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa. James, a CARTA cohort 10 fellow, participated in the course between April 17 - 26, 2023.

Washington State University President visit the University of Nairobi

Washington State University (WSU) is making strides in the field of education by expanding its global outreach. WSU President Prof. Kirk Schulz recently led a top delegation to the University of Nairobi (UoN) in Kenya. The visit aimed to discuss a joint PhD program between the two universities, a first in the region.

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.

University of Washington Kenya Research & Training Centre 2023-2028 Strategic Planning

The Kenya Research and Training Center (KRTC) held a strategic plan launch meeting on January 24, 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya. It was Led by Prof. Carey Farquhar, the Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Global Health and Director International AIDS Research and Training Program and Kenya Research and Training Center.  Dr. Marianne Mureithi, Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology was also in attendance.

University of Nairobi Collaborative HIV/STI/Reproductive Health Research Group Annual Meeting

The University of Nairobi’s STD/HIV/Sexual Reproductive Health Collaborative Research Group is proud to announce our upcoming Annual Review Meeting 2023 starting 23rd January 2023. This year’s meeting will take place at the Serena Hotel, in Nairobi, Kenya.


Visit by Professor Carey Farquhar

Carey Farquhar, a Professor in the Departments of Global Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology and Vice Dean for Education in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, paid a visit to the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology. She actively conducts research in Kenya on HIV testing and partner notification services, HIV and HCV diagnosis and access to treatment among people who inject drugs, and non-communicable diseases among HIV-positive individuals.

University of Nairobi & University of Helsinki Early Career Champions Programme One Health Workshop

The University of Nairobi & University of Helsinki Early Career Champions Programme One Health Workshop (Nov 28th Nov - 2nd Dec 2022) kicked off today with a welcome address from The Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof. Osanjo and Chair of Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Dr.

National Granular Mapping on Soil Transmitted Helmithes, Schistosomiasis and Tungiasis

The Chief Technologist of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology Felistas Muthini is assisting the Ministry of Health in the National Granular mapping on soil transmitted Helmithes, Schistosomiasis and Tungiasis across the country.

You can view more photos of the field work here