Malaria

The Malaria Node is one of the EACCR 3-disease nodes and is co-ordinated by Dr Roma Chilengi (with assistance from Ms Peninah Soipei) based at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research programme in Kilifi, Kenya.

The Node’s ultimate goals are to integrate and synergise efforts to:

  • Strengthen research capacity
  • Network amongst partners and improve south-to-south and north-to-south collaborations
  • Facilitate EDCTP’s vision of accelerating development of new drugs and tools to control Malaria
  • Provide development support to junior trial sites within the East African region

Ultimately, the EACCR aims are to create an enabling environment within the region for the design, conduct, and evaluate large, multi-centre clinical trials under best international practices in East Africa.

The malaria node is run by a management committee composed of five members, each representing a country within the network region. The management committee has a face-to-face meeting once a year and quarterly or ad hoc via teleconferences.

The Clinical Trials facility where the Malaria Node co-ordinator is based. KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi is housed at the KEMRI-Centre for Geographic Medicine – Coast, in Kenya.
The Clinical Trials facility where the Malaria Node co-ordinator is based. KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi is housed at the KEMRI-Centre for Geographic Medicine – Coast, in Kenya.
Staff at the Wellcome Trust facility interacting with two monitors from CDC Kisumu. This was a learning mission on the Kilifi system of internal monitoring and for planning the way forward on the prop
Staff at the Wellcome Trust facility interacting with two monitors from CDC Kisumu. This was a learning mission on the Kilifi system of internal monitoring and for planning the way forward on the prop
Group of participants at the EACCR workshop on malaria PCR techniques conducted at the NIMRI-Tanga Centre in Tanzania. The course was attended by 20 participants from within the partner sites in EACCR
Group of participants at the EACCR workshop on malaria PCR techniques conducted at the NIMRI-Tanga Centre in Tanzania. The course was attended by 20 participants from within the partner sites in EACCR
Practical session during the PCR training course held in Tanga Tanzania; April-May 2010.
Practical session during the PCR training course held in Tanga Tanzania; April-May 2010.

Contact

Dr. Roma Chilengi
KEMRI/WTRP
PO Box 230
Kilifi
Kenya
Phone: +254 417 522063
Mobile: +254 714 777 025

OR

Peninah Soipei
KEMRI/WRTP
PO Box
Kilifi
Kenya
Phone: +254 417 522063
Mobile: +254 721 650 803