“As long as predators exist, preys will thrive. As long as drugs and vaccines exist, diseases will thrive. The fight is therefore not against disease emergence but resistance to treatment and control.” This magnetic headline in Kevin Kum Esoh’s blog captures his interest and lays bare his passion for inspecting human genetic variations with resistance to severe malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 92% of malaria cases were reported in Africa in 2017, making the Continent have a high share of Malaria infections.
Access to eduroam (wireless network) granted by KENET successfully coordinated the epidemiological modelling workshop held on April 8-11, 2019 at the University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical Infectious Disease (UNITID). The workshop jointly organized by the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), UNITID and Washington State University (WSU) required high-speed Internet for statistical computing and epidemiological modelling.