About the Event

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[ About the Event ]

Welcome to Collaborative Meeting 2020

The University of Manitoba (UoM) and University of Nairobi (UoN) have been collaborating ever since the 1980s in the areas of HIV/STI/SRH research; an initiative that has positively impacted health outcomes for the Kenyan communities and has been recognized globally as a best practice example of North-South research collaborations. The UoM/UoN relationship has resulted in additional collaborations with the University of Toronto and McMaster University among others as well as international collaborations with major academic institutions such as the University of Washington, Oxford University and many others. Beyond collaborations, UoM has over the years managed to establish extensive research and public health programs in Kenya, an initiative that culminated into the formation of a localized NGO – Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA) for administration and implementation of all its projects.

For the past twenty-five years, an annual meeting in January in Nairobi brings together the various researchers, their students, government officials, donors and other stakeholders in Kenya to discuss their latest research results, ongoing projects and future plans. The year 2020 will mark the fortieth anniversary of the collaboration, which began as a small research project on chancroid in Kenya and Canada initiated by Drs. Allan Ronald (UoM) and Herbert Nzanze (UoN). Being no different from the other meetings, the 2020 collaborative meeting will focus particularly on solidifying important collaborations and developing new ones that align to Kenya’s UHC agenda.

Organising Committee, UoNCRG

[ Fresh Ideas, New Findings ]

What is it about 2020 Meeting?

For the past twenty-five years, an annual meeting in January in Nairobi brings together the various researchers, their students, government officials, donors and other stakeholders in Kenya to discuss their latest research results, ongoing projects and future plans. The year 2020 will mark the fortieth anniversary of the collaboration, which began as a small research project on chancroid in Kenya and Canada initiated by Drs. Allan Ronald (UoM) and Herbert Nzanze (UoN). Being no different from the other meetings, the 2020 collaborative meeting will focus particularly on solidifying important collaborations and developing new ones that align to Kenya’s UHC agenda.

850

[ Participants ]

10

[ Speakers ]

70

[ Oral Presentations ]

50

[ Poster Exhibitions ]