Public Health

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.

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.

Prof Walter Jaoko Discusses Malaria New Vectors on KBC Breakfast Show

Recently, Walter Jaoko, a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and the KAVI-ICR Director of Research, participated in the KBC Breakfast Show to discuss the emergence of new vectors in the fight against malaria. The breakfast show, hosted by Nick Ndeda, was an opportunity for the experts to shed light on the latest developments in malaria research and the challenges facing efforts to combat this deadly disease.

Surveillance of Potentially Zoonotic Viruses

Thanks to the University of Helsinki Taita Station, Dr. Joseph Ogola PhD, researcher in the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology  together with Dr. Kristian Forbesa Visiting Faculty member recently had a good field trip in Kenya to sample bats, mosquitoes, and ticks for surveillance of potentially zoonotic viruses.

Veterinarian & PhD Researcher Dr. Mbaire Chuhu Featured On The Daily Nation

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