Public Health

Mastercard Foundation Public Awareness Campaign: Fostering Community Public Health Champions

Background
1. COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency, but it is still with us.
● To protect yourself from COVID-19, and several other health conditions, remember to:


● Cover your mouth when you cough.
● Wash your hands often.
● Avoid touching your face.
● Practice social distancing where possible.
● Get vaccinated.

HIV and Hepatitis C Phylogenetics and Drug Resistance among Persons who Inject Drugs

The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research are excited to host a Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH for a special webinar on HIV and Hepatitis C Phylogenetics and Drug Resistance among Persons who Inject Drugs.

Groundbreaking Research Reveals Co-infection of HR-HPV and HTLV-1 among Women Living with HIV in Kenya

A new study by a team of scientists Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Nairobi and from multiple institutions in Kenya and the United States, led by James Mburu Kangethe (PhD Scholar from the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and a CARTA Fellow), who is co-supervised by Dr. Stephen Gichuhi and Dr.

Prof. Walter Jaoko attends UNESCO O3 Plus Project For Academic Institutions

Member of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and Director of KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, Prof. Walter Jaoko recently attended the launch of UNESCO (03) Plus Project for Academic Institutions which aims to support countries to deliver comprehensive sexuality education for adolescents and young people in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The 24th International AIDS Conference

Members of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology attended the 24th International AIDS Conference from the 29th of July - 2nd of August 2022 in Montreal, Canada.

The Conference defined future research agendas, shift latest evidence to action, and chart a new consensus on overcoming the HIV epidemic as a threat to public health and individual well-being.

Find more information on this conference click here

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.

Prof. Omu Anzala Spearheads Kenya's First Public Cholera Vaccination Drive, Attracting Massive Turnout

Kenya's first public cholera vaccination drive, featuring Prof. Omu Anzala from the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, has witnessed a massive turnout. This groundbreaking initiative aims to combat the frequent cholera outbreaks that have plagued the country in recent years.

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.