Emerging and Re-emerging Arboviral Infections in Nairobi (ERAIN)

Emerging and reemerging infections (ERIs) are a major threat to global health today. The world needs to be prepared to handle an outbreak anytime as ERIs occur unpredictably, often causing serious morbidity, mortality as well as economic losses. Preparation requires surveillance so as to detect outbreaks and nip them before they spiral out of control


Date: 24th to 26th May 2022
Conference Theme
Strengthening Research Ethics Capacity and Networks

Jointly hosted by:
• European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
• University of Nairobi (UoN)
• The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI)
• Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)

TABASAMU: A multidisciplinary collaboration on building up research capacity in oral health and HIV/AIDS

On 14th Feb 2022, Prof Walter Jaoko, Prof Omu Anzala and Dr. Marianne Mureithi met with Prof. Arthur Kemoli from the Department of Dental Sciences and representatives of the University of Washington led by Prof. Ana Lucia Seminario to discuss setting up a collaborative group that aims at increasing research capacity in oral health and HIV research in Kenya.

Imagine a world with a HIV vaccine.

 A world where millions of HIV/AIDS infections are prevented. Well, imagine no more because scientists are now fast-tracking the development of an efficient HIV vaccine. 

While a HIV vaccine may not  directly benefit people living with HIV, scientists at the Kenya Aids Vaccine Initiative (KAVI) told Healthy Nation that it will eventually offload the burden on persons requiring lifelong treatment through antiretroviral drugs.  

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