Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC), Tanzania

Decentralised sequencing for infectious disease surveillance

Research project Climate change is estimated to cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050, a significant proportion of which will be due to diarrhoeal diseases and infections caused by pathogens transmitted by climate-sensitive vectors affected b ...
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Predicting the next epidemic: DHIS2-based risk modeling

Research project Unexpected onset of large-scale epidemics caused by climate-sensitive vector-borne diseases (VBDs) present a growing risk to human health and societal stability throughout the world. The situation is especially critical in LMICs as health systems str ...
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The Impact of Violence on Reproductive Health Tanzania and Vietnam (PAVE)

Research project This project begins from the assumption that to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), intimate partner violence (IPV) must be addressed. Research shows that violence against women is associated with significant SRH problems and t ... Project Completion Report: In Tanzania and Vietnam, all data collection has been carried out according to plan. The PAVE project data sets include detailed epidemiological information about pregnant women’s exposure to intimate partner violen ...
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Development of malaria vaccines

Research project Malaria is responsible for an overwhelming disease burden and deployment of effective malaria vaccines would lead to major health gains, especially among most vulnerable groups: young children and pregnant women in rural areas. Tanzania and Denmark a ... Project completion report: The main aim and long term aim of this project was to develop new vaccines to malaria. The work proceeded along the normal rute for new medicinal products. The work was divided into a Discovery phase (discovery of new ...
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Building Stronger Universities II – KCMUC

Research project Overall objective: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo) undertakes highly relevant high quality research which is actively disseminated and shared with key stakeholders and which enhances quality of graduate and postgraduate ...
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Development of PfEMP1 based malaria vaccines

Research project PfEMP1 are a class of parasite proteins expressed on the surface of Plamosium falciparum-infected erythrocytes, where they function as adhesion receptors interacting with a range of host tissue ligands. Tissue adhesion of infected erythrocytes is a ... Project Completion Report: During this project we have: developed the first vaccine to protect women for pregnancy associated malaria planned to undergo clinical testing with the next years, defined the parasite proteins which precipitates se ...
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