Early Warning Systems for Improved Health and Resilience to Climate-sensitive Vector Borne Disease in Kenya

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 The proposal " Early Warning Systems for Improved Human Health and Resilience to Climate-sensitive Vector Borne Disease in Kenya was submitted to the World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO-TDR) late last year by a team from the University of nairobi, the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, the Garissa University College of Moi University  and the University of Copenhagen.

The team comprises of :

 

1) JOOUST - Prof. Benson Estambale, (PI) - Ag. Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Innovation and Outreach.

 

2) University of Nairobi

a) Prof. IsaacNyamongo, (Co-PI), Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies.

b) Prof.Daniel Olago, Institute of Climate Change and Adaptation & Department of Geology University of Nairobi.

c) Dr Christopher Oludhe, Institute of Climate Change and Adaptation & Department of Meteorology, University of Nairobi.

d) Dr George Ong'amo, Department of Insect Science University of Nairobi.

e) Dr Julius Oyugi, Department of Medical Microbiology.

f ) Dr Humphry Kariuki, Department of Medical Microbiology.

g) Prof Wandera Ogana School of Mathematics.

h) Dr Salome Bukachi, INstitute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies, University of Nairobi.

i) Dr. Mark Opiyo Nanyingi, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Nairobi.

 

3. Garissa University College Moi University - Prof Francis Mulaa, Principal.

 

4. University of Copenhagen, Denmark - Dr Christopher Saarnak (DBL - Centre for Health Research Development).

 

The proposal has been approved for funding in July 2013 for an initial 12 months.

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