Nabie Bayoh

Nabie
Bayoh

Public health Specialist and Technical Advisor
Entomology
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Center for Global Health Research (KEMRI-CGHR) Kisumu, Kenya
Area of expertise: Vector-borne diseases
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Biography

The Kenya Medical Research Institute is responsible for medical research in Kenya. KEMRI's mandate include implementation research, research on disease prevention, drug trials, disease control, community health, monitoring and evaluation of health interventions and health promotion. Within the entomology department we conduct research on vector borne disease prevention and control. In the area of malaria we are interested in finding additional tools to complement ITNs and IRS in vector control. As malaria burden stabilizes at the peak of traditional vector control interventions, innovative ideas must be tried and tested to interfere with this equilibrium and further reduce disease burden. We have in the past worked on small house screening projects as proof of concept and would like to join other teams in the built environment to take this further so that valuable information can be gathered for use by national programs in promoting complementary vector control interventions. The main reason of joining this network is to share experiences and ideas on house modification to control peri-domestic disease vectors and be able expand on knowledge and to promote this neglected historically viable vector control intervention.

Organisation details

Kenya Medical Research Institute, Center for Global Health Research (KEMRI-CGHR) Kisumu, Kenya