Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute (KCRI), Tanzania

Building resilience to climate-sensitive mosquito-borne viral diseases: preventing hospital-acquired infections and their epidemic spread through integrated mosquito control and sentinel surveillance in Zanzibar hospitals

Research project Hospitals can be hotspots for the initiation and spread of infectious disease outbreaks. However, in tropical areas more research is needed to identify and pilot sustainable interventions to minimize the risk of hospital-transmission and epidemic spr ... First year report Objectives The project has suffered considerable delays due to unforeseen changes to the selected study sites. This includes demolition of existing hospital structures end of 2022. Changes to the hospital management system is al ...
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Halting the dual Tuberculosis & Diabetes Epidemic

Research project Emergence of dual tuberculosis (TB)/diabetes mellitus (DM) epidemic threatens health and progress in sub-Saharan Africa. Interventions for these and other epidemics are managed in disease vertical programmes while various communicable and non-communi ... Midterm report: This project aimed to develop a model that will strengthen health systems to enable integration of technologies and innovations to personalize treatment of patients with dual communicable and non-communicable diseases using the tub ...
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Whole Genome Based Diagnostics and Investigations of Infectious Diseases

Research project The advancement of genome technologies holds great promise for improving the quality and speed of public health laboratory investigations, and for decreasing their cost. The latest genome DNA sequencers are now suitable for routine use in public heal ... Project completion report: The project had the following expected outcomes: 1. Education of 2 PhD-students in sequencing technology. BOTH SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED IN 31st May 2019. 2. Implementation of the most recent diagnostic technology a ...
Period: 2012-12-31 to 2018-12-31 Countries: Tanzania Lead institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Partner institutions: Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute (KCRI), Tanzania University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Project code: 12-007DTU Total grant: 8,759,400 DKK
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