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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CEPI Community Engagement Activites

A Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a common mechanism used to promote community engagement in clinical research. At KAVI-ICR, CAB represents a formal community advisory mechanism by which communities can have a direct impact on research efforts. This is reflected historically by the response to the AIDS pandemic in which communities have played an important role in shaping the prevention, care, and research agendas, in dialogue with scientists and policymakers.