Collaborations in Medicine

Kanazawa University-japan



Link: http://www.adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/ad_kyoryoku/exchange/daigakukan/daigakukan.html

Kenya Medical Association



Link: www.kma.co.ke

Shiga University Of Medical Science



Link: SHIGA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE

Department of Biochemistry

Biosciences Eastern And Central Africa


CONCEPT NOTE

Development and validation of a rapid lateral flow test (LFT) for Theileria parva infection in cattle

Esther Kanduma, Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Background

East Coast Fever caused by Theileria parva and transmitted by the tick vector Rhipicephalus appendiculatus is considered to be the most important cattle disease in eleven countries in East, Central and Southern Africa including Kenya. Estimates of economic losses due to ECF exceed 300 million US dollars annually (DFID, 2010) ECF devastates the livelihoods of small-scale mixed crop-and-livestock farmers as well as pastoral livestock herders. The disease is a major constraint to livestock productivity and agricultural expansion (Perry et al, 2002; Minjauw & Mcleod 2003) by causing high mortalities and morbidity, particularly in exotic and cross-bred cattle. It is responsible for up to 70% of deaths in indigenous calves in endemically-unstable areas (Homewood et al. 2006; Di Giulio et al. 2009).

 

Conventional diagnosis of T. parva is based on the microscopic demonstration of schizonts in lymphocytes, piroplasms in erythrocytes, clinical signs and pathology, as well as detection of serum antibodies to schizont antigens, using the IFA test (Burridge et al., 1974; Goddeeris et al., 1982). An ELISA based on the recombinant PIM antigen (Katende et al., 1998) is used for detection of Theileria parva antibodies in cattle and is a method of choice for epidemiological studies and large-scale investigations. Several molecular techniques for diagnosing Theileria infections have been developed involving the use of PCR and DNA probes (Bishop et al., 1992; Allsopp et al., 1993; Bishop et al., 1995; Gubbels et al., 1999 J.M. Gubbels, A.P. De Vos, M. Van der Weide, J. Viseras, L.M. Schouls, E. De Vries and F. Jongejan, Simultaneous detection of bovine Theileria and Babesia species by reverse line blot hybridization. J. Clin. Microbiol.,  37  (1999), pp. 1782–1789. | View Record in Scopus | Gubbels et al., 1999; Collins et al., 2002, Skilton et al., 2002; Ogden et al., 2003; Odongo et al., 2010). These molecular tests detect the presence of parasite improving the sensitivity and specificity, but do not test for host response to infection, which is possible with antibody detection tests.

Recently, a rapid immunochromatographic strip test (lateral flow device, LFD) for the detection of T. annulata antibodies in cattle has been developed with success (Abdo et al, 2010).  T. annulata is a parasite very closely related to T. parva, and causes tropical theileriosis in cattle in North Africa, the Middle East, India, China and Southern Europe. This Ta-LFD test is easy to perform, sensitive, specific and may be regarded as a suitable diagnostic tool for the detection of tropical theileriosis in cattle under field conditions or in resource-poor laboratories.  In addition, the completely assembled Ta-LFD is stable when stored without refrigeration, thus it should be useful to veterinarians as a point-of-care diagnostic assay. 

The high degree of sensitivity and specificity exhibited by the T. parva PIM-based ELISA indicates that the antigen could be used for the development of a rapid LFD test similar to the Ta-LFD strip test. Given the success with the establishment of the Ta-LFD test, this study intends to develop and validate a lateral flow device based on T. parva PIM antigen for use in rapid ECF detection as a diagnostic assay to support vaccination and other control programmes for ECF, particularly in countries with limited laboratory resources. Recently, the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has laid great efforts towards commercializing the production, distribution and delivery of the live T. parva Infection-and-Treatment Method (ITM) vaccine to smallholder farmers (GALVmed, 2010) in East Africa.  The rapid LFD test will be useful in monitoring the performance of the ITM vaccine in the field.

Supervisors:

1.    Dr. Robert A. Skilton- BecA-ILRI Hub, Nairobi. 2.    Dr. Richard Bishop – ILRI, Nairobi.


Link: Development and validation of a rapid lateral flow test (LFT) for Theileria parva infection in cattle

Biosciences Eastern And Central Africa


CONCEPT NOTE

Development and validation of a rapid lateral flow test (LFT) for Theileria parva infection in cattle

Esther Kanduma, Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Background

East Coast Fever caused by Theileria parva and transmitted by the tick vector Rhipicephalus appendiculatus is considered to be the most important cattle disease in eleven countries in East, Central and Southern Africa including Kenya. Estimates of economic losses due to ECF exceed 300 million US dollars annually (DFID, 2010) ECF devastates the livelihoods of small-scale mixed crop-and-livestock farmers as well as pastoral livestock herders. The disease is a major constraint to livestock productivity and agricultural expansion (Perry et al, 2002; Minjauw & Mcleod 2003) by causing high mortalities and morbidity, particularly in exotic and cross-bred cattle. It is responsible for up to 70% of deaths in indigenous calves in endemically-unstable areas (Homewood et al. 2006; Di Giulio et al. 2009).

 

Conventional diagnosis of T. parva is based on the microscopic demonstration of schizonts in lymphocytes, piroplasms in erythrocytes, clinical signs and pathology, as well as detection of serum antibodies to schizont antigens, using the IFA test (Burridge et al., 1974; Goddeeris et al., 1982). An ELISA based on the recombinant PIM antigen (Katende et al., 1998) is used for detection of Theileria parva antibodies in cattle and is a method of choice for epidemiological studies and large-scale investigations. Several molecular techniques for diagnosing Theileria infections have been developed involving the use of PCR and DNA probes (Bishop et al., 1992; Allsopp et al., 1993; Bishop et al., 1995; Gubbels et al., 1999 J.M. Gubbels, A.P. De Vos, M. Van der Weide, J. Viseras, L.M. Schouls, E. De Vries and F. Jongejan, Simultaneous detection of bovine Theileria and Babesia species by reverse line blot hybridization. J. Clin. Microbiol.,  37  (1999), pp. 1782–1789. | View Record in Scopus | Gubbels et al., 1999; Collins et al., 2002, Skilton et al., 2002; Ogden et al., 2003; Odongo et al., 2010). These molecular tests detect the presence of parasite improving the sensitivity and specificity, but do not test for host response to infection, which is possible with antibody detection tests.

Recently, a rapid immunochromatographic strip test (lateral flow device, LFD) for the detection of T. annulata antibodies in cattle has been developed with success (Abdo et al, 2010).  T. annulata is a parasite very closely related to T. parva, and causes tropical theileriosis in cattle in North Africa, the Middle East, India, China and Southern Europe. This Ta-LFD test is easy to perform, sensitive, specific and may be regarded as a suitable diagnostic tool for the detection of tropical theileriosis in cattle under field conditions or in resource-poor laboratories.  In addition, the completely assembled Ta-LFD is stable when stored without refrigeration, thus it should be useful to veterinarians as a point-of-care diagnostic assay. 

The high degree of sensitivity and specificity exhibited by the T. parva PIM-based ELISA indicates that the antigen could be used for the development of a rapid LFD test similar to the Ta-LFD strip test. Given the success with the establishment of the Ta-LFD test, this study intends to develop and validate a lateral flow device based on T. parva PIM antigen for use in rapid ECF detection as a diagnostic assay to support vaccination and other control programmes for ECF, particularly in countries with limited laboratory resources. Recently, the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has laid great efforts towards commercializing the production, distribution and delivery of the live T. parva Infection-and-Treatment Method (ITM) vaccine to smallholder farmers (GALVmed, 2010) in East Africa.  The rapid LFD test will be useful in monitoring the performance of the ITM vaccine in the field.

Supervisors:

1.    Dr. Robert A. Skilton- BecA-ILRI Hub, Nairobi. 2.    Dr. Richard Bishop – ILRI, Nairobi.


Link: Development and validation of a rapid lateral flow test (LFT) for Theileria parva infection in cattle

Consortium For National Health Research (cnhr)



Link: CNHR

Department Of Biotechnology



Link: LUND UNIVERSITY

Department Of Molecular Biology



Link: Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Hokkaido University Research Centre For Zoonosis Control



Link: Hokkaido University Research Centre for Zoonosis Control

Icipe



Link: ICIPE

Icipe


icipe's mission is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food security and improve the overall health status of peoples of the tropics by developing and extending management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods, while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building.


Link: icipe

International Livestock Research Institute



Link: ILRI

International Relief & Development



Link: International Relief & Development

Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology



Link: JKUAT

Kemri



Link: KEMRI

Kemri-wellcome Trust Research Programme



Link: KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

Kenya Marine And Fihseries Institute


Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Fisheries Development of the Government of Kenya. It is mandated to conduct aquatic research covering all the Kenyan waters and the corresponding riparian areas including the Kenyan's EEZ in the Indian Ocean waters. The Institute was established by an Act of Parliament (Science and Technology Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya) in 1979 and run by a Board of Management

KMFRI'S Research mandate
The research mandate of KMFRI is defined by article No. 4 of the Science and Technology Act of 1979, Cap 250. The Institute is empowered to carry out research in Marine and Freshwater fisheries, Aquatic biology, Aquaculture, Environmental Chemistry, Ecological, Geological and Hydrological studies, as well as Chemical and Physical Oceanography.


Link: KENYA MARINE AND FIHSERIES INSTITUTE

Kenya Marine And Fisheries Institute


Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Fisheries Development of the Government of Kenya. It is mandated to conduct aquatic research covering all the Kenyan waters and the corresponding riparian areas including the Kenyan's EEZ in the Indian Ocean waters. The Institute was established by an Act of Parliament (Science and Technology Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya) in 1979 and run by a Board of Management

KMFRI'S Research mandate
The research mandate of KMFRI is defined by article No. 4 of the Science and Technology Act of 1979, Cap 250. The Institute is empowered to carry out research in Marine and Freshwater fisheries, Aquatic biology, Aquaculture, Environmental Chemistry, Ecological, Geological and Hydrological studies, as well as Chemical and Physical Oceanography.


Link: KENYA MARINE AND FISHERIES INSTITUTE

Kenya Wildlife Service (kws)



Link: Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute


Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute is a private, biomedical research organization dedicated to improving public health through research on the prevention, treatment, and cure of respiratory disease.

Equipped with a broad range of technical expertise and a wealth of research capabilities, LRRI studies respiratory health issues of concern to scientists and health care experts in universities, government, industry and patient advocacy groups. We are committed to curing respiratory diseases through research aimed at understanding their causes and biological mechanisms; assessing and eliminating exposures to respiratory health hazards; and developing improved therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics.

The Institute readily opens its unique research facilities to university, government and private collaborators.


Link: Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

Parasites, Vectors And Vector-borne Diseases (pvvd)


The PVVD Programme

The PVVD Programme of the ARC-OVI aspires to provide an outstanding contribution to animal health in South Africa and Africa by placing its projects and activities strategically in the fields of parasitic helminths, insect and tick vectors, arbovirology and vector-borne pathogens with regard to the maintenance of a high standard of excellence in research and development, diagnostic parasitology, helminth taxonomy, technology transfer and in-service and formal training as shown by its recent achievements and publications. International and National collaborations enhance our activities.  

The Programme is also the custodian of three National Assets (The Gertrud Theiler Tick Museum, the National Collection of Insect Vectors, and the National Collection of Animal Helminths). Unique to South Africa is the production of Tick-borne disease (TBD) live blood vaccines, which commenced more than 50 years ago and has now also been assigned National Asset status. Research on vaccine development includes Heartwater and wireworm (Haemonchus contortus). 

Fields of interest and/or strengths

  1. In vitro cultivation of various protozoal and rickettsial organisms of domestic and wild antelope species
  2. Tick and helminth biosystematics and ecology
  3. Epidemiology of ticks, tick-borne diseases and helminths related to integrated control
  4. Basic and advanced training in tick identification
  5. Alternative control strategies to combat the development of anthelmintic resistance
  6. Control and prevention of tapeworm-related health problems in animals and man 
 
Program Manager:
 
Dr. Abdala Latif
latifa@arc.agric.za

 


Link: ARC-ONDERSTEPOORT VETERENARY INSTITUTE (ARC-OVI)

Reckitt-benckiser



Link: rb

Research Area: Identifying Polymorphic Genetic Markers To Determine The Diversity Of The Tick Vector Rhipicephalus Appendiculatus For Effective Vaccine Development For Bovine Livestock.


Esther Kanduma

Research area: Identifying polymorphic genetic markers to determine the diversity of the tick vector Rhipicephalus appendiculatus for effective vaccine development for bovine livestock.

Esther Kanduma vividly remembers that milk money earned from the family’s 10 dairy cows paid her school fees until events wiped out the milk market, leaving her family without income. “My mother had to start a trading business to keep us in school,” Esther recalls.

Read her entire profile here

Fellow's Details

  • University of Nairobi
  • MSc
  • Assistant Lecturer and PhD Student
  • Animal and Livestock/Veterinary Sciences

Mentor Details

  • Dr. Vertistine Mbaya
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi

 


Link: African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)

The Pirbright Institute


The Pirbright Institute, formerly known as the Institute for Animal Health, is a world leading centre of excellence in research and surveillance of virus diseases of farm animals and viruses that spread from animals to humans. Working to enhance capability to contain, control and eliminate these economically and medically important diseases, the Institute’s highly innovative fundamental and applied bioscience contributes to global food security and health, improving quality of life for animals and people.


Link: The Pirbright Institute

University Of Kwazulu-natal



Link: University of KwaZulu-Natal

University Of Mississippi


The University of Mississippi's mission is to create, evaluate, share and apply knowledge in a free, open and inclusive environment of intellectual inquiry.

As its flagship university, the University of Mississippi serves the state of Mississippi, the nation and the world through teaching, research and public service. We remain committed to fostering leadership and excellence as one of the world’s great research universities.

The University of Mississippi provides an academic experience that emphasizes critical thinking; encourages intellectual depth and creativity; challenges and inspires a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate and professional students; provides enriching opportunities outside the classroom; supports lifelong learning; and develops a sense of global responsibility.


Link: University of Mississippi

University Of Surrey



Link: UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Usamru Kenya



Link: USAMRU Kenya

Walter Reed Army Institute Of Research


The WRAIR aims to conduct biomedical research that is responsive to Department of Defense and US Army requirements and delivers life saving products including knowledge, technology and medical material that sustain the combat effectiveness of the Warfighter.

The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research prides itself on the numerous partnerships and collaborations with other governmental institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and not-for-profits. Collaborations are accomplished through cooperate research and development agreements (CRADAs), interagency agreements, memoranda of agreement and education partnership agreements.


Link: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Department of Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics

Collaborations


1. University of Washngton (United States)

2. University of Maryland (United States)

3. University of Texas (United States)

4. Futures Group


Link: View Details

Partnership For Advanced Clinical Education



Link: Pace

University Of Maryland



Link: University of Maryland

Department of Diagnostic Imaging & Radiation Medicine

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi



Link: View Details

Nairobi Hospital



Link: View Details

P.c.e.a. Kikuyu Hospital



Link: View Details

Department of Human Anatomy

Collaborating With Amref To Train Nurses


Dr. Beda Olabu (Right) taking AMREF students through a laboratory session

The department of Human Anatomy trains nurses under the AMREF/UON program. This students get practical lessons at the department before they proceed for didactic lectures and practicals at KNH and AMREF. This collaboration has been on going for the last 3 years.

Students keenly learning


Link: View Details

Fab Lab


The deparment of Human Anatomy and the Fan lab university of Nairobi are working on delveloping several teaching and clinical models. These include bones, joints and other human part models.


Link: FabLab Nairobi

Ibro



Link: IBRO

Johnson & Johnson


Nairobi Surgical Skills Center housed at the department of Human Anatomy was officially inaugurated on 1st November 2012. This is an initiative of the University of Nairobi in partnership with Johnson and Johnson (PTY) Limited and Phillips Healthcare Technologies. The center, the first of its kind in Sub Saharan Africa is geared to training surgical practitioners good surgical skills


Link: Nairobi Surgical Skills Center

Phillips Healthcare


Nairobi Surgical Skills Center housed at the department of Human Anatomy was officially inaugurated on 1st November 2012. This is an initiative of the University of Nairobi in partnership with Johnson and Johnson (PTY) Limited and Phillips Healthcare Technologies. The center, the first of its kind in Sub Saharan Africa is geared to training surgical practitioners good surgical skills


Link: View Details

Sanofi Aventis


The department through Prof. Hassan Saidi collaborates with Sanofi Aventis on research on prevention of deep venous thrombosis.


Link: View Details

The Department Seeks Collaborations With Institute Of Academic Surgery


Profs Saidi, Bannon and Mwaniki at the Department

The department of Human Anatomy seeks to collaborate with Baird Institute of Applied Heart and Lung Research in basic research and surgical skills training. Prof. Paul Bannon, the Chair Board of Directors of Baird Institute visited the department on 20th August 2015. He was accompained by Prof. Mwaniki.

Prof. Bannon at the Department

In the maiden meeting, Prof. Hassan Saidi highlited the interest areas of collaboration in basic research and basic surgical skill training at the NSSC. There will be subsequent meeting to concretise the details of the collaboration.  Dr. Kevin Ongeti was also in attendance. 

 


Link: View Details

Department of Human Pathology

Africa Society For Blood Transfusion Kenya


Regional Society for Blood Transfusion Kenya (RSBTK) is a registered indigenous professional non-profit making Organization. It is affiliated to the Africa Society for Blood Transfusion” (AfSBT), and through it to the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT). The Society was registered in Kenya on 30th October 2007 under the Societies Rules and Regulations of 1968, with the mission to promote the highest ethical and professional standards in blood transfusion, in order to achieve safe and cost effective national blood supply. The Society has its offices in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Organization is governed by a duly established Constitution and has membership consisting of individual, corporate and honorary members. The Organization’s business is managed by a Board of Management assisted by a team of health professionals, comprising of medical officers, consultants, technologists and nurses. The Society’s policies and guidelines are developed through its three Working Committees and implemented by the secretariat. The committees include: Policy and Logistics, Technical and Research and Training.

Currently, RSBT Kenya members include blood transfusion experts in the country drawn from major public hospitals, University of Nairobi, Kenya Medical Training College, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Aga Khan Teaching Hospital, and National Blood Transfusion Services. RSBT Kenya membership is open to all individuals and organizations interested in blood transfusion, including blood donors, nurses, clinicians and all those involved in “Vein to vein” process of blood transfusion medicine.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Link: AFRICA SOCIETY FOR BLOOD TRANSFUSION KENYA

Aids Cancer Specimen Resource Kenya (acsr K)(p184/6/2009)


About ACSR :

Aids Cancer Specimen Resource Kenya (ACSR K) dates from August 2009. The project is housed at the department of Human Pathology, College of Health Sciences, and University of Nairobi. The project is funded by NIH as an affiliate sub-site to the Midregion ACSR (MR ACSR) of Ohio State University. The project PI is Dr. Emily A Rogena assisted by Dr. Joseph R. Ndungu. In the team are two technologists, John Kairu and Willis Ochuk. The library and health records are managed by Veronica Kimilu. Our IT specialist is Edwin Adol.

The ACSR-K has effectively been operational for the last three years. The first year was spent in developing the proposal memorandum of understanding (MOU) and all the necessary collaborative agreements such as materials transfer agreement (MTA). Data collection and implementation of the objectives was started in 2009 to date.

This sub site was set up with the main objective of being a resource to cancer related NCI/NIH IRB approved programs in the area of human Bio-specimens to improve pathology diagnosis, bio-sample acquisition and processing, testing and archival storage of preserved tissues. This objective will be achieved by:

 

Establishing and maintaining a Cancer Tissue Bio-repository within the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Pathology that is compliant with the guiding principles of that institution and as defined by the US NCI Best Practices for Bio-specimen Resources and approved and monitored by the UoN and approved by the UoN IRB.

Coordinating with Department of Pathology surgical and forensic tissue archives to build capacity to identify and preserve cancer tissue resources as well as HIV/AIDS related cancer tissue resources.

Working in consortium with NCI/NIH funded, approved, clinical trials, epidemiology studies and clinical/diagnostic tissue procurement opportunities at Kenyatta National Hospital and referring hospitals to acquire and maintain high quality preserved tissues/smear samples.

Improving the preservation quality of malignant tissue, related bio specimens such as cell smears and associated minimal clinical data to support disease diagnosis for best patient care, to support cancer specific clinical treatment trials and to support a broad range of approved, funded translational cancer research.

Working with other Kenyan clinical trial projects and medical care facilities to collectively serve diverse scientific disciplines and preserve bio specimens representative of the HIV/cancer epidemic, geography, risk groups, gender, age and minority or ethnicity within Kenya.

Leveraging the resources of MR ACSR to support all pathology processes that serve Kenya’s national cancer initiative, patient diagnosis and treatment objectives including innovative methodologies for tissue processing to increase DNA, RNA and protein recovery and to limit infection risks to histopathology personnel.

Deploying tissue microarrays (TMA) and use innovative computer based, Internet deployed, image management systems to specifically improve pathology tissue processing, histotechnology and histopathology diagnostic efficiency in support of the physicians and patients of Kenya.

 

To date the project has achieved up to 60% of the objectives. There is an archive that has identified Aids related cancers for the period 2000 to date.These have all been sorted and typed.

The project has been able to establish a state of the art histopathology unit and immunohistochemistry bench. In addition we have been able to host several local and regional training in lymphoma diagnosis and immunohistochemical technics.

Currently the Kenyatta National hospital patients have access to affordable immunohistochemical studies and until recently these tests were out of reach for most Kenyan patients.

The resources at the site are available to scientists for use in molecular diagnosis of neoplasms. We envisage that in the next two to three years the site shall be providing a platform for innovative research and training in pathology in East Africa and sub Saharan Africa. The Mmed postgraduate students are currently benefiting from ACSR grant from NIH support, in cancer research and publication.

 

 

 

   

Prof. Ayer L and prof. kikeri N training pathologists

on lymphoma diagnosis at the site - June 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr.Rogena E ,Dr.Ndun'gu J and John Kairu

preparing a TMA block at the site Lab

 

Prof.Isaac Kibwage I,Principal CHS receiving a new Tissue processor for the site Lab from Prof.Ayers L

 
 

Link: View Details

Bloodlink Foundation


 

Who We Are

Bloodlink Foundation (BLF) is a non-profit charitable trust established in 2004 and duly registered under the laws of Kenya.

BloodLink seeks to assist Kenyan people achieve better health and quality life through partnerships with communities, corporate and public sectors.

Bloodlink is a partner with the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in recruitment and mobilization of blood donors to ensure sufficient safe blood for needy Kenyans.

Mission, Vision & Goal

Vision
To improve the quality of health and life of Kenyans.

Mission
To lead in information, education and mobilization of organizations towards realization of social responsibility.

Goal
The main Goal of this project is to develop a pool of low risk donors among employees of corporate organization.

 


Link: BLOODLINK FOUNDATION

D43


 

D43

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY / MARY BABB RANDOLPH CANCER CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI / KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL

STUDY NOS:WVU 1411
TITLE: A PROSPECTIVE CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL COHORT STUDY OF
LYMPHOPROLIFERATIVE DISEASES AT KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL IN
NAIROBI, KENYA

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS:
Walter O. Mwanda, MB, ChB, MD Scot C. Remick, MD
Department of Pathology Department of Medicine
University of Nairobi Coll. of Health Sci. Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center
Kenyatta National Hospital West Virginia University
Nairobi, Kenya Morgantown, WV, USA
walter.mwanda@uonbi.ac.ke sremick@hsc.wvu.edu
Study Chair and Site PI Study Co-Chair

CO-INVESTIGATORS: Leona W. Ayers, MD Rosemary Rochford, PhD
Department of Pathology Department of Microbiology and Immunology
The Ohio State University Upstate Medical University
Columbus, OH, USA Syracuse, NY, USA
leona.ayers@osumc.edu rochforr@upstate.edu
Peter W. Mwamba, MB, ChB, MMed Path Emily Rogena, MB, ChB, MMed Path
Department of Pathology Department of Pathology
Univ. of Nairobi Coll. Health Sci. Univ. of Nairobi Coll. Health Sci.
Kenyatta National Hospital Kenyatta National Hospital
Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi, Kenya
pmmwamba@yahoo.com rogena_emily@uonbi.ac.ke

SPONSORS: Clinical Trials Research Unit, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center
The Ohio State University AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (OSU-ACSR, CA066531)
The Sub-Saharan Africa Lymphoma Consortium (SSALC, CA066531-14S)
Developing Research Capacity for AIDS Malignancies in Kenya (CA153707)
CLINICAL FACILITY: Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
APPROVALS: MBRCC Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee Approval: 5/17/11
WVU IRB Approval: Approval in Principle 06/08/11; Approval in Principle renewed
04/05/12
Kenyatta National Hospital/Univ. of Nairobi Ethical Committee Approval: 01/30/12;
07/12/12

 
 

Link: WVU 1411

Kenya Haemophilia Association



Link: Kenya Haemophilia Association

Lancet Kenya


Lancet Group of Laboratories are a traditional pathology practice owned and run by pathologists originally from South Africa now spread in over 12 African countries. The Lancet Group of Laboratories is incorporated in East Africa as follows:
- Pathologists Lancet Kenya Limited
- Lancet Laboratories Uganda Limited
- Lancet Laboratories Tanzania Limited


Link: Lancet kenya

Namibia Institute Of Pathology



Link: Namibia Institute of Pathology

Namibia Institute Of Pathology



Link: Namibia Institute of Pathology

Nbts Kenya


KENYA NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSTION SERVICES

The Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) was established in Kenya by the Ministry of Health, and entrusted with the responsibility of managing the Blood collection and transfusion in Kenya. NBTS is situated in Nairobi, with six Regional Blood Transfusion Centres and nine Satellite Centres around the country. It isresponsible for achieving the objectives of the national policy on blood transfusion.

teens.jpgNBTS houses the secretariat of the National Blood Transfusion Service, in addition to performing blood transfusion functions. It is charged with the responsibility of accomplishing the objectives of the national policy on blood transfusion.

NBTS works in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders including The Kenya Government, Donors, Non-Governmental organizations, and the private sector on issues pertaining to blood transfusion and blood supply.

REGIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION CENTRES

KNBTS has 6 regional blood transfusion centers strategically located throughout the country to effectively meet the regional blood needs.
003.png Kisumu RBTC
003.png Nairobi RBTC
003.png Embu RBTC
003.png Eldoret RBTC
003.png Mombasa RBTC
003.png Nakuru RBTC

SATELLITE CENTRES

KNBTS has nine satellite centres spread accross the regions to ensure blood is provided to tranfusing hosptials. Many satellites also are able to collect blood.
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003.png Voi Satellite
003.png Garissa Satellite
003.png Meru Satellite
003.png Kericho Satellite
003.png Kakamega Satellite
003.png Kisii Satellite
003.png Naivasha Satellite
003.png Nyeri Satellite

 

Link: http://www.nbtskenya.org/

Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation



Link: Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation

Technomed


Technomed are suppliers of medical analytical instruments and diagnostic kits.

Established in 1994 as the exclusive distributor for Coulter Haematology Analysers we have since expanded our product lines to cover many other disciplines in medical laboratory diagnostics.

In doing so we have been careful to represent only manufacturers of the highest international standards and integrity. Combined with our dedication to service this ensures that our customers can be confident of receiving total support for any product that they purchase, whether it is the simplest of diagnostic kits or a sophisticated analytical instrument.

Visit our suppliers page for links to the web sites of our major suppliers. There you will find details of the wide range of products that we offer.


Link: TECHNOMED

The East African Division Of The International Academy Of Pathology (eadiap).


The East African Division of the International Academy of Pathology (EADIAP) was inaugurated on 23rd October 2008 at a ceremonial launch during the 9th Biennial Congress of the Association of Pathologists of East, Central and Southern Africa (APECSA) held in Mombasa, Kenya. The inauguration in Mombasa followed ratification of the EADIAP by the IAP Executive Council at the 27th Biennial International Congress of the IAP in October 2008 in Athens, Greece. The IAP was founded in 1906 by Maude Abbot as the Association of Medical Museums (IAMM) whose name was later changed to International Academy of Pathology (IAP) see www.iaphomepage.org and www.iapcentra.ca for more details. The EADIAP thus joins the IAP as the 4th Division in Africa, the others being the South African Division, the Francophone West African Division and the Anglophone West African Division

Formation of the EADIAP was initiated at the IAP Centennial Celebration during the 26th Biennial International Congress of the IAP in October 2006 in Montreal, Canada. The initiative was lead by a Founding Interim Committee comprising pathologists from East Africa who attended the 2006 Congress in Montreal, together with like-minded pathologists back in East Africa who become Founder Members of the EADIAP. The Founding Interim Committee members were Dr Michael Odida (President), Dr Ahmed Kalebi (Secretary), Dr Moses Njue (Treasurer), Prof Ephata Kaaya (Councilor Tanzania), Dr Lucy Muchiri (Councilor Kenya) and Prof Henry Wabinga (Councilor Uganda).

Notable support in the establishment of the EADIAP was received from various individuals and societies across the world, including the IAP Executive Council (specific thanks to Prof Konrad Muller, Prof Francis Jaubert, Prof David Hardwick, Prof Fred Silva, Prof Martin Hale, Prof Jean-Marie Dangou), the Anglophone West African Division (specific thanks Dr Yawale Iliyasu), the South African Division (specific thanks Prof Martin Hale, Prof Colin Wright and Dr Kathy Taylor), the British Division (specific thanks to Prof Sebastian Lucas, Prof Neil Shepherd, Dr Alec Howat and Dr Ray McMahon), and the Friends of Africa/USCAP Initiative (specific thanks to Prof Adekunle Adesina, Prof Fred Silva and Dr Ann Nelson).

The launch of the EADIAP was marked by the inaugural AGM (read draft minutes of the AGM) link to doc attached during which the list of Founder Members was confirmed (view list of Founder Members) link to doc attached , the Constitution was formally adopted (read the Constitution) link to doc attached and the first Council was formally elected (see Members of the Council) link to section on Members of the Council below.  Through links with the new EADIAP, a number of high profile international speakers participated in the APECSA Congress where they delivered high-quality educational talks and slide seminars including symposia in Gastrointestinal Pathology by Prof Robert Riddell, Prof Hala El-Zimaity, Prof Richard Kirsch and Prof Neil Shepherd; Placental and Gynaecological Pathology by Prof Drucilla Roberts, Prof Mary Tambouret, Prof Francis Jaubert and Dr Shabin Nanji; and a lecture on CNS Haematolymphoid neoplasms by Prof Adekunle Adesina.Symposium. A workshop on Pathology in Africa was conducted by Dr Ann Nelson as a follow-up to a W.H.O. sponsored Consensus Meeting that was held earlier in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania in May 2008.

Membership of the EADIAP is primarily drawn from the countries within the geopolitical boundaries of the East African Community (see Constitution) link to doc attached. Membership is also open to pathologists from neighbouring countries (Ethiopia and Seychelles) and other African countries that have not as yet formed their own IAP Division (Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia).  Members of EADIAP are automatically members of the IAP. Membership to the EADIAP is also welcomed for all pathologists from across the world.

The mission of EADIAP in line with the objectives of the IAP International is to advance the frontiers of Pathology in the East African region, the entire African Continent and beyond.

Aim and objectives of EADIAP

The aim of the society shall be to::

  • Foster education, research and to advance knowledge in pathology.
  • Convocate meetings, congresses lectures, seminars, symposia, demonstrations; and to provide a forum for the discussion and dissemination of information relevant to pathology and related matters.
  • Support the provision of facilities for education and research into the various branches of learning in pathology.
  • Assist tertiary institutions to develop appropriate courses to advance education in pathology.
  • Seek to provide financial assistance through scholarships and travelling grants for persons engaged in education or research to advance the knowledge of pathology.
  • Disseminate printed and any other means of communication to further the purpose of the Division.
  • To disseminate printed and any other means of communication to further the purpose of the Division.

 


Link: International Academy of Pathology, East African Division

University Of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg


 


Link: School of Pathology

Department of Medical Microbiology

Sponsors And Patners


CDC

EDCTP

IDRC

IAVI PVI

University of Nairobi(UoN)

UoN-College of Health Sciences(CHS)

University of Toronto

University of Washington

University of Mannitoba

IAVI

CARTA

 


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Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Kenya Medical Association



 


Link: http://www.kma.co.ke/

Kenya Obstetrics And Gynaecology Society



Link: http://kogs.or.ke/

Opthalmology Department

Coecsa


College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) is virtual college that cordinates the training of ophthalmolgists in the region. The department of opthalomology is a founder partner of the college and partcipates fully in the annual conferences organised by COECSA.
 


Link: COECSA

Department Of Ophthalmology Collaborations


Qualified, empowered and motivated ophthalmologists as team-leaders of comprehensive eye-care units are an essential component of effective and efficient blindness prevention programmes. This has been recognized as a key factor for the implementation of VISION 2020 in Kenya and the region. Supported by a wide network of collaborations and linkages the Department of Ophthalmology has trained to date more than 120 ophthalmologists from 13 African countries.

The department has established collaborations and linkages with various partners:

Several national and international non-governmental development partners support the training programme:

Other collaborating non-governmental development partners are:

The Department is also involved in several national/international activities:

  • It participates in the Kenya National Strategic Plans for the Prevention of Blindness and for the Elimination of Trachoma by the Ministry of Health (www.health.go.ke).
  • It supports the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (www.iapb.org) in the implementation of the worldwide initiative VISION 2020: the right to sight.
  • As a regional examination centre for the annual International Council of Ophthalmology (www.icoph.org) examinations and other activities it collaborates closely with stakeholders in developing and observing international standards of training and services in the specialty.
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmologists (www.aao.org) supports the training programme through provision of academic material.
  • Since 1991, the Department collaborates with the World Health Organisation (www.who.int/blindness/en). It was designated a national centre for the prevention of childhood blindness with support of the Lions Club International Foundation (www.lionsclubs.org).
  • The Department is a founding institution of the Eastern Africa College of Ophthalmologists (www.eacokut.org). Together with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (www.kcmc.ac.tz), Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (www.muchs.ac.tz), Makerere Medical School (www.mak.ac.ug) and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (www.must.ac.ug) the Department strives to improve the quality and quantity of eye care training in the region. It also collaborates closely with the Ophthalmological Society of Eastern Africa (www.oseafrica.org).
  • Over the years, its activities have also benefited from strong support through the German Ophthalmological Society (www.dog.org) with its Section International Ophthalmology (www.dog.org/dog-io/index.html#6) and the German Committee for the Prevention of Blindness (www.dkvb.org).

Apart from offering specialized clinical services, teaching and research, the Department also renders regular outreach services to underserved areas for the Kenya Ophthalmic Programme such as:

  • AIC Litein Cottage Hospital (www.liteinhospital.org),
  • Garissa Provincial General Hospital (GPGH),
  • Kitui District Hospital (KDH), and
  • Mwingi District Hospital (MDH).

It cooperates closely with training partners during elective term rotations at:

It also offers technical expertise and policy advice to the MOH, and consultancy and research services to national, regional and international bodies.


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Department Of Opthalmology Collaborations


Qualified, empowered and motivated ophthalmologists as team-leaders of comprehensive eye-care units are an essential component of effective and efficient blindness prevention programmes. This has been recognized as a key factor for the implementation of VISION 2020 in Kenya and the region. Supported by a wide network of collaborations and linkages the Department of Ophthalmology has trained to date more than 120 ophthalmologists from 13 African countries.

The department has established collaborations and linkages with various partners:

Several national and international non-governmental development partners support the training programme:

Other collaborating non-governmental development partners are:

The Department is also involved in several national/international activities:

  • It participates in the Kenya National Strategic Plans for the Prevention of Blindness and for the Elimination of Trachoma by the Ministry of Health (www.health.go.ke).
  • It supports the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (www.iapb.org) in the implementation of the worldwide initiative VISION 2020: the right to sight.
  • As a regional examination centre for the annual International Council of Ophthalmology (www.icoph.org) examinations and other activities it collaborates closely with stakeholders in developing and observing international standards of training and services in the specialty.
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmologists (www.aao.org) supports the training programme through provision of academic material.
  • Since 1991, the Department collaborates with the World Health Organisation (www.who.int/blindness/en). It was designated a national centre for the prevention of childhood blindness with support of the Lions Club International Foundation (www.lionsclubs.org).
  • The Department is a founding institution of the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern  Africa (COECSA)  (http://coecsa.org)/Together with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (www.kcmc.ac.tz), Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (www.muchs.ac.tz), Makerere Medical School (www.mak.ac.ug) and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (www.must.ac.ug) the Department strives to improve the quality and quantity of eye care training in the region. It also collaborates closely with the Ophthalmological Society of Eastern Africa (www.oseafrica.org).
  • Over the years, its activities have also benefited from strong support through the German Ophthalmological Society (www.dog.org) with its Section International Ophthalmology (www.dog.org/dog-io/index.html#6) and the German Committee for the Prevention of Blindness (www.dkvb.org).

Apart from offering specialized clinical services, teaching and research, the Department also renders regular outreach services to underserved areas for the Kenya Ophthalmic Programme such as:

  • AIC Litein Cottage Hospital (www.liteinhospital.org),
  • Garissa Provincial General Hospital (GPGH),
  • Kitui District Hospital (KDH), and
  • Mwingi District Hospital (MDH).

It cooperates closely with training partners during elective term rotations at:

It also offers technical expertise and policy advice to the MOH, and consultancy and research services to national, regional and international bodies.


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Eagle Eye Laser Centre, Nairobi



Link: http://www.eagleeye.co.ke/

Eye And U Ophthalmics


 

Eye and u aims to provide world class affordable eye care in kenya.


Link: Eye and U ophthalmics

Eye Foundation Hospital Group Nigeria


The University of Nairobi and the Eye Foundation Hospital Group (EFHG), Nigeria have sighned a memorandum of understanding in the following areas of collaboration

Joint research

Exchange of scholars

Exchange of Postgraduate students and fellows

Earticipation in international conferences, Symposia and Seminars and academic meetings

Exchange of academic information and documentation

Capacity building

Joint proposals for funding


Link: http://www.eyefoundationhospital.com/

Harleys Limited



Link: http://www.harleysltd.com/

Innovation Eye Centre, Kisii


Inovation Eye Centre is one of the Department of Ophthalmolgy Outreach Centres. It is also one of the elective centres for the department


Link: innovation eye centre kisii

Innovation Eye Centre/ Kisii Eye Institute



Link: http://www.innovationeyecentre.co.ke/

Jimma University



Link: https://www.ju.edu.et/

Kemri



Link: KEMRI

Kings Ophthalmics Limited



Link: http://kingsophthalmics.co.ke/

Laser Eye Centre



Link: www.lasereyecentre.co.ke

Lions Sightfirst Eye Hospital



Link: http://www.lionsloresho.org/

Nairobi Eye Associates



Link: http://www.nairobieyeassociates.co.ke/

Right To Sight



Link: Right to Sight

Rwanda International Institute Of Ophthalmology



Link: RIIO

Upper Hill Eye & Laser Centre, Nairobi (uheal)



Link: http://www.uheal.or.ke/

Vision Mundi



Link: http://www.visionmundi.org

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fort Wayne University


They collaborate with the Department to perform surgery at KNH.


 


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Jonhson & Jonhson


Jonhson & Jonhson  has signed an MOU with University of Nairobi, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in settiing up a training facility located a t Chiromo Campus.

The Nairobi Surgical Skills Centre ( NSSC) is a state of the art surgical Training facility that is commited to  health care professinal training  and development in Kenya.

For  all Enquiries contact:


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Kenyatta National Hospital (knh)


The department is collaborating with KNH in organizing  Acute Trauma  Courses.


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Nuvasive Spine Team Visit Orthopedic Surgery Department



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University Of North Carolina


The department has an exchange program with the University.



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Department of Paediatrics & Child Health

Naresa



Link: KESHO BORA

East Africa Centre For Vaccines And Immunization



Link: East Africa Centre for Vaccines and Immunization

Kemri Wellcome Trust


SIRCLE


Link: SIRCLE

Kenya Paediatric Association


Kenya Paediatric Association


Link: Kenya Paediatric Association

Ministry Of Health Kenya


Ministry of Health Kenya


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National Aids And Sti Control Programme



Link: National Aids and STI Control Programme

Pronto International



Link: Pronto International

University Of Washington



Link: PROJECT : MEPI: Linked-Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Research Training in Kenya

University Of Washington



Link: AIRTP – AIDS International Research and Training Program

University Of Washington



Link: PRONTO

Department of Psychiatry

Africa Mental Health Foundation



Link: Africa Mental Health Foundation

Africa Mental Health Foundation


Africa Mental Health Foundation (AMHF) is a non-governmental organization, based in Kenya dedicated to research in mental and neurological health and, substance use to generate evidence for policy and best practice in the provision of affordable, appropriate, available and accessible mental health services.

AMHF brings together the widest possible spectrum of professionals from both mental health and non-mental health fields to work together under one roof working in research and interventions in mental health.

Click Here for more details.


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American Psychiatric Association



Link: http://www.psychiatry.org/

Chiromo Lane Medical Centre



Link: Chiromo Lane Medical Centre

Kenya Psychiatric Association



Link: Kenya Psychiatric Association

Mathari Mental Hospital


Mathari Hospital is a national referral hospital for Psychiatry and the main teaching psychiatric hospital.


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The Nairobi Hospital



Link: The Nairobi Hospital

University Of Washington: Department Of Psychiatry And Behavioural Sciences & Global Health


Mental Health research training for improved health Outcomes in Kenya is a collaborative project between the UW Department of Psychiatry and department of Glopbal health. Project is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health /NIHand is linked to PRIME-K

It is a 3 year project that has been running from September 2012 to 2015

 


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Who Hpv Study


Study titled: Access and attitudes to HPV vaccinations among hard-to-reach populations in Kenya.

This study is funded by WHO

PI Kenya: Dr Nelly Mugo

2nd PI- Dr. Deborah Watson-Jones

Co.Pis

Dr Shelley Rees

Dr Muthoni Mathai

 


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World Psychiatric Association



Link: World Psychiatric Association

Department of Surgery

Cosecsa - Asea



Link: College of surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA-ASEA)

Gastroenterology Societyof Kenya



Link: Gastroenterology Societyof Kenya

Incisionacademy


INCISION ACADEMY

IncisionAcademy offers an online platform for training of surgical skills

for healthcare providers, through the use of instructional step by step

films. Their content is available 24/7 via multiple electronic devices(smart

phone, tablet, laptop or desktop). Their portfolio is mainly general surgery as well as the most common obs/gyn procedures and they have presence in the Netherlands, Indonesia, Ghana and Kenya.

 

In 2016 University of Nairobi (UoN) Department of Surgery granted IncisionAcademy the opportunity of sharing their products with the final year medical students during the Basic Surgical Skills course. The final year students were provided with a 3-D learning platform for keeping the lessons fresh after the training at the Nairobi Surgical Skills Centre (NSSC) and as they practise at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). They were also introduced to relevant instructional surgical vidos to aid their learning process and for reference during their internship.

 

IncisionAcademy plans to work with the Department of Surgery at UoN to run a pilot to prove the value of Incision product at both Undergraduate and Post graduate training.

 

 


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International Confederation Of Plastic, Reconstructive And Aesthetic Surgery



Link: International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

International Federation Of Oto-rhino-laryngological Societies



Link: International Federation of oto-rhino-laryngological Societies

Kenya Cardiac Society (kcs).


Official site for cardiac physicials and support personnel

A network of all medical professionals including physicians, surgeons, nurses and technologists in Kenya.

Objective of the society is;


  •  To encourage, support and coordinate research into preventive and curative aspects of cardiovascular diseases. 
  • The acquisition and dissemination of knowledge and information concering cardiovasculaar disorders to members of the Society and the population in  general by public media (T.V., radio, newspaper), public lectures, publications and journal clubs etc. 
  • To cooperate where possible with governments or other agencies in effors aimed at the improvement of cardiovascular health in Kenya. 
  • To cooperate with international organisations in efforts aimed at the improvement of cardiovascular heath.
  • Generally to do all or any things which seem directly or indirectly conductive to the attainment of one or several of the foregoing objectives. 

 

 KCS is a member of the World Heart Federation. 


Link: Kenya Cardiac Society

Kenyatta National Hospital



Link: Kenyatta National Hospital

Long Term Complications Of Otitis Media In Developing Countries:kenya. A Collaboration Between Denver Childrens' Hospital, University Of Colorado And University Of Nairobi Funded Through Glaxo Smith Kline.


Principle Investigator:  Prof.I.M.Macharia.


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Maggot Debridement Therapy - The Biotherapeutic Method Of Healing Chronic Wounds In Kenya.(a Collaboration Between Uon, Kari, Tenwek Mission Hospital, Comenius University - Slovakia And Scientica Ltd - Slovakia.


Investigators:

  1. Prof.Anastasia Guantai (University of Nairobi)
  2. Dr.Grace Murila (Kenya Agricultural Research Institute)
  3. Dr.J.K.Wanjeri (University of Nairobi)
  4. Dr.Russ White (Tenwel Mission Hospital, Bomet)

Co-Investigators:

  • Phoebe Mukiria (KARI)
  • Peter Takac (Scientica Ltd, Bratislava, Republic of Slovakia)
  • Dr.Marek Cambal (Dept of Surgery, University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia)
  • Dr.Mike Mwachiro (Tenwek Mission Hospital)
  • Mr.Joshua Tonui Tenwek Mission Hospital

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Mission Restore


Mission Restore was founded by Dr Kaveh Alizadeh with a mission of creating a world in which local surgeons are empowered with knowledge, skills and support required to treat debilitating injuries within their own communities. In 2015 for the first time, Mission Restore sponsored a student to study Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Nairobi. The founder, Prof Kaveh Alizadeh visited the UoN Dept of Surgery on Thursday 17th December 2015 to discuss formalization of collaborations. He gave a lecture on ' 'Management of complex pediatric wounds' at the surgical grand round held on that day.

He met faculty and students and held discussions on further collaborations with the Chairman Dept of Surgery (Prof PLW Ndaguatha) and the Thematic Head Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Prof SO Khainga).

In 2016 a telemedicine link between the UoN Dept of Surgery and New York Medical School will be set up. This will facilitate exchange of knowledge between the two institutions.


Link: Mission:Restore

Pan African Federation Of Otolaryngological Societies



Link: Pan African Federation of Otolaryngological Societies

Pan African Society Of Cardiology (pasca)



Link: Pan African Society of Cardiology

Pan African Society Of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (pasct).



Link: Pan African Society of Cardiothoracic surgeons

Remedy: Epidemiology Of Rheumatic Heart Disease In Africa, Asia And South America. (collaboration Between University Of Nairobi And University Of Cape Town).


Principle Investigator (Kenya):  Prof.S.W.O.Ogendo - University of Nairobi

Principle Investigator (South Africa):  Prof.Bongani Myosi - University of Cape Town


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Rheumatic Heart Disease (rhd) Genetic Study To Determine Genetic Composition Of The At Risk With Rhd. (sub Study Of The Remedy Study Being Undertaken Through A Collaboration Of University Of Nairobi And University Of Cape Town.


Principle Investigator (Kenya):  Prof.S.W.O.Ogendo - University of Nairobi.

Principle Investigator South Africa):  Prof.Bongani Myosi - University of Cape Town.


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The Surgical Society Of Kenya (ssk).


Official publisher of Annals of Surgery


Link: The Surgical Society of Kenya

University Of Kentucky (usa)


The collaboration between University of Nairobi and University of Kentucky started as an outreach program to Kenya organized by Prof Mathew Bush in 2012. 


Link: Kenya Outreach Program | Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

University Of Toronto: Burn Prevention - Africa


In collaboration with AMREF Kenya (the African Medical Research and Foundation Kenya), the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto is undertaking a study to identify the magnitude and factors that contribute to burn injuries, including assessing perception of the community towards burn injuries and identifying potential prevention strategies. We are interested in finding out the answers to the following primary questions:

 

  • Who, in Kenya, suffers from burn injuries and under what circumstances?
  • What factors predispose people to burn injuries in urban, slum and rural settings in Kenya?
  • What are the underlying knowledge, attitudes and practices that lead to burn injuries?
  • How can these be changed to prevent burn injuries?
  • What measures could be put in place to effectively prevent the occurrence of burn injuries?

Link: Burn Prevention - Africa:Home

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