Veterinarian, epidemiologist and PhD Student Veronicah Mbaire Chuchu recently wrote an article for The Nation on the infectious disease rabies.
In the article, Dr. Chuchu emphasises the importance of a coordinated effort from the government, private sector and the community in the control and eradication of the disease. She highlighted vaccines which are still the most successful public health intervention of all time and can be used for both animals and humans to stop rabies spread. You can read more about this from the link below
Member of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Director of KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research Prof. Walter Jaoko won the Outstanding Achiever Award at the UoN@50 Awards.
Prof. Jaoko was recognised for his role in the establishment of KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research and his pioneering work in HIV/AIDS clinical research and vaccine initiatives
The list of other award winners can be found here
Prof. Walter Jaoko and Prof. Omu Anzala from the Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi were honoured by the university vice chancellor, Prof Kiama during a webinar (COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout) organized by the College of Health Sciences, UoN for the great work in research. The two researchers have made a significant contribution to the fight against infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, Ebola and COVID-19 providing strategic leadership, innovation and research.