NEWSLETTER | SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2014
Top left: Ms. Omulo collecting soil samples along a footpath in Kibera, Nairobi Top right: Samples were also collected in food vending areas such as this one in Kibera Left: A soil sample from Kibera shows heavy presence of resistant bacteria
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PhD students Ms. Sylvia Omulo and Mr. Deogratius Mshanga along with Dr. Murugan Subbiah have returned from successful field work in Kenya and Tanzania and are now busy with processing and analyzing their data. Their work in Africa was done in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Nairobi, and the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, TZ. Findings will improve understanding of the epidemiology of resistant bacteria and contribute to the students’ doctoral theses and publications on this critical threat to public health.
Below left: Deogratius marking livestock involved in the study. Below right: Mr. Beatus Lyimo, PhD student at NM-AIST, Mr. Deogratius Mshanga, Ms. Zainab Hamis, MS student at NM-AIST, and Dr. Murugan Subbiah at the NM-AIST laboratory in Arusha.
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