Kenya Snakebite Research & Intervention Centre.

George Omondi,

Programme Lead Investigator

Snakebite continues to cause devastating health and socio-economic consequences amongst the poor rural communities in Kenya and Africa. K-SRIC takes pride in being part of the SRPNTS consortium tackling snakebite deaths and disabilities through innovative research, advocacy and dedicated snakebite-community interventions.

 
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Institute of Primate Research, Nairobi
K-SRIC undertakes multi-disciplinary research and clinical activities leading to better diagnosis and therapies for snakebite, while working towards community-based model intervention systems with the primary goal of saving the lives and limbs of those afflicted with snakebite.
 

Leads.

GEORGE
OMONDI

Programme Lead Investigator

George Oluoch is a SRPNTS investigator and trained Veterinary Surgeon and Tropical and Infectious Diseases Specialist. He currently heads the Kenya Snakebite Research and Intervention Centre (K-SRIC)- a multi-thematic and multi-site snakebite programme initiative which is part of a major collaboration between the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the Institute of Primate Research (IPR). This initiative has successfully attracted several major grant funding towards answering research questions in snakebite disease. George’s initial work at IPR focused on laboratory animal medicine and particularly Non-Human Primate clinical medicine, surgery, and pathology. Over the last decade, he has established a research career in understanding the pathogenesis and possible therapies and vaccines for tropical infectious and neglected diseases such as Human African Trypanosomiasis, Dengue, Schistosomiasis and Snakebite. George received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nairobi, MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases from the Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, University of Nairobi, and is currently working towards a PhD in Tropical Medicine.

COLINS
WAWERU

Project Manager

Collins Waweru is a programme manager at Kenya Snakebite Research and Intervention Centre-Institute of Primate Research (K-SRIC-IPR) for both the FCDO-funded SRPNTS programme and the NIHR-funded African Snakebite Research Group (ASRG). Collins holds a master’s degree in project management and a bachelor's degree in Business Information Technology. He has a vested interest in enhancing South-South Cooperation and research, pre and post-award management.

Team members.

 

STANLEY LETEIPAN PARKURITO

Research Nurse

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ROBERT OCHIENG OFWETE

Research Veterinarian

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DENIS ORARE
OTUNDO

PhD Fellow

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FREDRICK ABISAI ANGOTE

Junior Herpetologist

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THOMAS
ADINOH

Animal Technician (Bovine)

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SIMON
OGOLLA

Lab Manager

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DENNIS MAKUANI KOTTI

Lab Technician

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BLEVIN IAN
OCHIENG

Administrative Assistant

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ESTHER O. NEKESA

Administrative Assistant

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CECILIA WAIRIMU
NGARI

Lead Clinical Research Nurse

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JACOB
LUBUYA

Research Veterinarian

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DANIEL ASIAGO MISIANI

Clinician

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GEOFFREY MARANGA KEPHAH

Senior Herpetologist

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PRISCILLA
KIMITI

Animal Technician (Baboon)

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RICHARD MACHOKA

Lab Technician

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PAMELA KHASANDI MUKWEYI

Lab Technician

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RODAH SYOMBUA KIVUVA

Project Administrator

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ANNA KATHIGA 
MURUGI 

Secretary

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HANNINGTON MUSALIA MIHESO

Janitor

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