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Nearly half of children in Kenya with common type of severe malaria affected neurologically

Richard Idro, M.M.E.D., of the Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya and colleagues conducted a study to determine the incidence and neurological involvement of African children with acute falciparum malaria (a severe type of malaria). The study included 19,560 Kenyan children younger than 14 years with malaria. "Neurological involvement occurred in almost half of the children admitted...

Kenya moves toward national food and nutrition policy

Boston -- A team from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University is providing technical assistance to the East and Southern Africa Regional Office of the United Nations Childrens Fund (EASRO UNICEF), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the government of Kenya to build strategies for implementing Kenyas National Food and Nutrition P...

CIHR-funded research in Kenya

OTTAWA (December 13, 2006) A CIHR-funded randomized controlled trial conducted in Kenya has demonstrated that male circumcision is an effective measure for reducing HIV incidence in young men. Dr. Stephen Moses from the University of Manitoba, along with Drs. J.O. Ndinya-Achola from the University of Nairobi in Kenya and Robert C. Bailey from the University of Illinois, presented their research...

Major grant to IU School of Medicine will expand HIV/AIDS programs in Kenya

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University School of Medicine has been awarded a $8.9 million federal grant to expand its highly regarded HIV/AIDS programs in Kenya, tripling the number of patients who will be receiving anti-retroviral drug treatments.... ...The grant, from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, is in addition to a $15 million grant for the HIV/AIDS program received by the I...
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