The 11th KASH Conference
7th - 10th June, 2021

KASH is the KEMRI Annual Scientific and Health Conference launched in 2011 with the mission to: mainstream the scientific and health agenda of KEMRI by Dissemination, sharing and digesting various scientific outputs and other allied products including networking and strengthening Partnerships and collaborations with view to Improving on Health and Quality of life
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Introduction

KASH is the KEMRI Annual Scientific and Health Conference launched in 2010 with the mission to: mainstream the scientific and health agenda of KEMRI by Dissemination, sharing and digesting various scientific outputs and other allied products including networking and strengthening Partnerships and collaborations with view to Improving on Health and Quality of life of the country’s citizens.
The conference is open to research scientists, health professionals and diploma, graduate and postgraduate students undertaking scientific and health related causes.

Objective of KASH

   1.To disseminate research findings
   2.To strengthen research partnerships and relationships with other stakeholders
   3.Capacity development for enhanced information sharing and continuous professional development

KASH Conference has transformed KEMRI research dissemination and has become the one annual event on the calendar of KEMRI that all staff, partners from academia, policy and industry, and health practitioners from the region look forward to.

The forum provides a great opportunity for sharing, cross learning and mentoring of younger scientists as well as a platform for the discussion of current health challenges, the exchange of new knowledge and discussion on the way forward.

KASH 11 THEMES

Main Theme:

Strengthening health systems in Kenya through research, pandemic preparedness, technology and innovations in the post-COVID-19 era

Sub-Themes:

  • Pandemics Preparedness, Surveillance and Response, & Travel Medicine
  • Adaptive & Resilient Health Systems
  • Drug & Vaccine Development
  • COVID-19 pandemic & social dynamics
  • NCDs – prevention, diagnosis & care
  • Diagnostics, Genomics & Innovations
  • One-health, infectious and parasitic diseases
  • Sexual Reproductive, Adolescent & Child Health

KASH 11 ABSTRACT AND PROGRAMME

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REGISTRATION

KASH 11 Registration fee is KES 4000  payable to:

BANK NAME: KENYA COMMERCIAL BANK (KCB)

ACCOUNT NAME: CONFERENCE ACCOUNT

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1112776850

MPESA Paybill NO: 522522

AC/NO; 1112776850

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    Abstract and Symposium Submission

    For Symposia Application, download and fill in the form below and Submit application to Kash@kemri.org

    GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

    KASH 11 VENUE

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    Contact Us

    If you have any query please contact

    Kash – kash@kemri.org

    or

    Dr. Damaris Matoke – dmatoke@kemri.org

    For any technical issues with uploading abstract please contact

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    MEET THE TEAM

    Charles Mwaniki Mbogo PhD

    KASH Chairperson

    Charles is a public health entomologist with over 30 years’ experience in the conduct of entomological studies in Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea. He is a Chief Research Scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme. He heads the Vector Biology and Ecology Department and the Vector Public Health unit at KEMRI Wellcome Trust, Nairobi. He pioneers research in the ecology and behaviour of mosquitoes and other disease vectors. He has developed and implemented vector surveillance systems at local and national scales in the Eastern Africa region. He serves on various national and international technical committees and maintains a keen interest in translating research into policy and practice. He maintains a keen interest in translating research into policy and practice and played an important role in the formulation of national policy on Integrated Vector Management (IVM). He is the current President of the Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA), an association of African entomology professionals dedicated to Improving human health through suppression of mosquitoes and mosquito borne diseases.

    Damaris Matoke Muhia, PhD

    KASH Organizing Secretary

    Damaris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Masters in Biotechnology from the University of Mysore, India. She holds a PhD in Molecular Medicine from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Her PhD work focused on population genetics and insecticide resistance of malaria vectors in Western Kenya. Damaris joined KEMRI, Centre for Biotechnology Research and Development, Molecular Entomology laboratory in the year 2006 as an Assistant Research Officer and later rose to the positions of Senior Research Officer within the same department. She is involved in various projects encompassing monitoring of insecticide resistance, mapping of malaria vectors and studying of behavior changes of mosquitoes and sandflies  in relation to vector control systems in Kenya. Damaris is a member of the Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA).

    Cecilia K. Mbae, PhD

    Chairperson KASH scientific sub-committee.     

    Dr. Cecilia Mbae holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry/Zoology and Masters in Medical parasitology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She holds a PhD in Molecular and life sciences from the Open University, UK. Her PhD work focused on Molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium and Giardia among HIV positive and negative children living in urban informal settlements in Nairobi. Cecilia Joined KEMRI, Centre for Microbiology Research in 2004 as a Research officer, and is now a Senior Research Scientist in the same department.  She is involved in various projects including mapping of salmonella and other enteric infections in Mukuru informal settlements, and is a PI at the Cystic Echinococcossis in sub-Saharan Africa Research initiative (CESSARi), which entails mapping of the disease in different areas and hosts in the participating countries.  World Association of Echinococcosis.

    Dr. Joseph Mwangangi, PhD

    KASH Committee Member

    Joseph Mwangangi graduated with BSc (Zoology, Botany and Geography) from Kenyatta University in 1997. He joined KEMRI in 1998. Mwangangi graduated with PhD degree in Medical Entomology from Kenyatta University in 2007. His research interest is in malaria vector biology and ecology, novel approaches to the control of vector borne diseases and the monitoring of insecticide resistance. His current research interests include IVM within a community based model, empowering communities and public health stakeholders in disease control. He is TWAS Young Affiliate Fellow for Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) and the TWAS Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) for period 2011 – 2015. He is an Official for the PAMCA, Kenyan Chapter and member of coordinating committee for PAMCA.

    KASH is the KEMRI Annual Scientific and Health Conference launched in 2010 with the mission to: mainstream the scientific and health agenda of KEMRI by Dissemination, sharing and digesting various scientific outputs and other allied products including networking and strengthening Partnerships and collaborations with view to Improving on Health and Quality of life