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Alumni Spotlight: Cervical Health Awareness Month

Alumni Spotlight: Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical cancer is a preventable disease. Yet, it is the most prevalent cause of cancer in Africa, accounting for 22% of all female cancers and 12% of all newly diagnosed cancers in both men and women every year. (AHA, 2023)[1]This January, as part of Cervical Health...

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Alumni Spotlight: Improving HIV testing

Alumni Spotlight: Improving HIV testing

Dr Joseph Matovu is senior lecturer at Busitema University and senior research associate at Makerere University in Uganda. His research aims to improve HIV testing and links to HIV healthcare among men and young people in the Kasensero fishing community in Rakai,...

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Alumni Spotlight: Pinpointing risk for HIV infection

Alumni Spotlight: Pinpointing risk for HIV infection

Dr Zachary Kwena is a social scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute. His research addresses HIV prevention in high-risk groups, particularly among married couples in Kenyan fishing communities. Global efforts to end HIV by 2030 focus on reducing and...

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Developing better treatments for tuberculosis

Developing better treatments for tuberculosis

In 2015 Dr Leopold Tientcheu secured a three-month fellowship in South Africa, at the University of Cape Town’s Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research In Africa. An immunologist and molecular biologist from Cameroon, Leopold is based at the MRC Unit in...

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Improving malnutrition science

Improving malnutrition science

Dr Martha Mwangome is a research scientist at KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya. In 2019, Martha was awarded an AREF fellowship and began a placement at Jimma University in Ethiopia to learn about the latest techniques in assessing the body composition...

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