Ms. Paula Akugizibwe visits the JKUAT-COHES Research Team

Thursday 28th October at the Chap Chap Boda Boda pick up point in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County

From left to right: Mr. Phillip Oyier, Prof. Simon Karanja, Ms. Paula Akugizibwe, Dr. Reuben Thuo, Dr. Thomas Ngigi, Dr. Joseph Matheri and Dr. Jane Aduda

Ms. Paula Akugizibwe, a consultant for the Foundation of Innovative and New Diagnostics (FIND), Geneva, Switzerland, joined the JKUAT COHES Research team members and the Kajiado County CHMT members during a data collection exercise for the study “Utilization of digital tools to enhance COVID-19 and TB testing and linkage to care among Boda Boda riders in the Nairobi metropolis”.

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Foundation of Innovative and New Diagnostics (FIND) Gives JKUAT COHES Research Team the nod to Proceed with Data collection for the BODABODA Study

Courtesy call made on Thursday 23rd September, 2021

Foundation of Innovative and New Diagnostics (FIND) give the JKUAT COHES Research Team the green light to proceed with data collection for the clinical trials study“Utilization of digital tools to enhance COVID-19 and TB testing and linkage to care among Boda Boda riders in the Nairobi metropolis”.

The study which is funded by FIND is a collaborative study between JKUAT COHES Research Team, MOH and the County Governments of Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado and Machakos. In order to proceed with the data collection, the JKUAT institution, team and stakeholders in the study were required to undergo an assessment to establish their readiness and compliance to the FIND code of ethics.

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BODABODA Study Planning Workshop

Held on 5th – 10th September, 2021 at Gelian Hotel Machakos

From left to right: Prof Simon Karanja, Dr. Denver Mariga, Prof Gideon Kikuvi, Dr. Thomas Ngigi, Ms Wairimu Gichaiya, Dr. Susan Mwelu, Dr. Jane Aduda, Dr Ejersa Waqo and Dr. Reuben Thuo.

The JKUAT COHES Research team led by Prof Simon Karanja, held a 5 day workshop at the Gelian Hotel to develop the work plan for the study  “Utilization of digital tools to enhance COVID-19 and TB testing and linkage to care among Boda Boda riders in the Nairobi metropolis”. This is a collaborative study between JKUAT COHES Research team, Ministry of Health (MOH), Foundation of Innovative and New Diagnostics (FIND) and the County Governments that compose the Nairobi Metropolis, namely, Nairobi, Machakos, Kiambu and Kajiado. This study is funded by FIND.

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Director General of MoH holds talks with CEO of FIND and the JKUAT-COHES Research Team

Held on 15th of September, 2021 at Afya House Nairobi

From Left to right: Dr. Jane Aduda, Dr. Reuben Thuo, Prof. Simon Karanja, Dr. Patrick Amoth, Dr. Bill Rodriguez, Dr. Sergio Carmona and Prof Mathu Ndung’u  

The Director General (DG) of Health Dr. Patrick Amoth held talks with the Chief Executive Officer of Foundation of Innovative and New Diagnostics (FIND), Dr Bill Rodriguez in his office at Afya House.  Dr. Rodriquez briefly explained the mandate of FIND in the areas of COVID-19 and neglected tropical diseases. He expressed his interest in working with the Ministry of Health to strengthen and expand community testing of COVID-19

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JKUAT COHES Research Team hold discussions with the Kajiado CHMT on the Bodaboda study

Held on 1st September, 2021 at Gelian Hotel Machakos

From left to right: Dr. Reuben Thuo, Director of Public Health, County TB Program Coordinator, County Director of Medical Services, Dr. Jane Aduda, Prof Simon Karanja.

The JKUAT COHES Research team held discussions with the Kajiado CHMT led by the Director of Medical Services of Kajiado County at the Gelian Hotel in Machakos town. Prof Simon Karanja on behalf of the JKUAT COHES Research team briefed the Kajiado team on the upcoming study on “Utilization of digital tools to enhance COVID-19 and TB testing and linkage to care among Boda Boda riders in the Nairobi metropolis”.

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The President of the BODABODA Safety Association of Kenya (BAK) holds talks with the JKUAT COHES Research Team

Held on 30th August, 2021 at Bruce House BAK Office

From Left to Right: Dr. Jane Aduda, Prof. Fred Wamunyokoli, Mr. Kevin Mubade, Prof Simon Karanja and Dr. Reuben Thuo

The President of the Bodaboda Safety Association of Kenya (BAK), Mr. Kevin Mubade holds discussions with the JKUAT COHES Research Team at his Bruce house office in Nairobi on 30th August 2021. Mr. Mubade gave a detailed background of how BAK was established, the organizational structure, activities of the association and the existing collaboration between the association and the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government and the Office of the President. 

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JKUAT COHES Research Team meets the Bodaboda leadership of Kajiado and Machakos Counties

Held on 1st September, 2021 at Gelian Hotel in Machakos

From Left to right: Dr. Jane Aduda, Prof. Simon Karanja, Mr. Joel Mwenda, Dr. Reuben Thuo and Mr. Stephen Mutiso

The Bodaboda leadership of Kajiado and Machakos Counties held discussions with the JKUAT COHES Research team at the Gelian Hotel in Machakos town . Kajiado County was represented by Mr. Steven Mutiso who is the Secretary General of the Bodaboda Safety Association of Kenya (BAK) in Kajiado County, while Mr. Joel Mwenda, who is the BAK Chairman of Machakos County represented Machakos County.

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The Mombasa County CHMT Team meets JKUAT COHES Research Team to discuss the Piloting of the Mobile Laboratory

Held on on 19th August 2021 at Mwembe Tayari, Mombasa.

Front row from Left to right: Dr. Reuben Thuo, Dr. Esha Yahya, Ms. Saida Said Ms. Pauline Oginga, Prof Simon Karanja, Prof. Fred Wamunyokoli, Dr. Jane Aduda.

The Mombasa County Health Management Team (CHMT) led by the Chief Officer of Public Health, Ms. Pauline Oginga met the JKUAT COHES Research Team at her office in Mwembe Tayari, Mombasa. The JKUAT team lead, Prof. Simon Karanja gave a brief background on the existing relationship between the JKUAT team and Mombasa County CHMT. He thanked the Mombasa County CHMT for their continued support. He singled out the successful partnership between the Mombasa County Department of Health Services and JKUAT research team on the recently concluded “Digital end to end” study. 

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Foundation of Innovative and New Diagnostics (FIND) Gives JKUAT COHES Research Team the nod to Proceed with Data collection for the BODABODA Study

Courtesy call made on Thursday 23rd September, 2021

Foundation of Innovative and New Diagnostics (FIND) gave the JKUAT COHES Research Team the green light to proceed with data collection for the clinical trials study“Utilization of digital tools to enhance COVID-19 and TB testing and linkage to care among Boda Boda riders in the Nairobi metropolis”.

The study which is funded by FIND is a collaborative study between JKUAT COHES Research Team, MOH and the County Governments of Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado and Machakos. In order to proceed with the data collection, the JKUAT institution, team and stakeholders in the study were required to undergo an assessment to establish their readiness and compliance to the FIND code of ethics.

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