The Project funds research that primarily focuses on disease and disease control; agricultural systems, livelihoods and economics; and health in a changing world. To achieve this, we fund Sandpit Fellows who were successfully awarded funding through one of our Sandpit events; through our own Postdoctoral Research Associates; and in response to the global pandemic, we have solicited our partner institutes to undertake Covid-19 research in their respective countries.

Please click on the research title(s) in the below table(s) for further information on projects based in Kenya.

Kenya Sandpit Research

Sandpit ThemeResearch Title
Zero HungerAssociations between milk quality, animal husbandry and childhood morbidity in pastoral systems, Kenya
Zero HungerExploring the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of Rift Valley Fever in the Horn of Africa
Health and WellbeingDeveloping a community-led zoonotic disease prioritization framework in Oloitokitok sub county, Kajiado county, Kenya.
Health and WellbeingRelationships between Livestock and Vegetable production and consumption practices on Health and Nutritional outcomes in children under five years in Laikipia, Kenya.
Covid-19Analysis of respiratory virus and bacteria shedding in exhaled breath and mass masking behaviour in a Kenyan community
Covid-19Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the impact of mitigation measures on dietary diversity and health outcomes in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

Kenya Postdoctoral Research

ResearcherResearch Title
Dr Annie CookDesigning interventions to control cysticercosis
Dr Olivia HowlandIndigenous Healing in Contemporary Kenya
Dr Olivia HowlandPhoto stories from the Contemporary Shamans and Healers of Kenya: A Bitter Pill
Dr Kennedy MochaboMapping out Zoonotic Risks in the Ruminants’ Value Chain and their Implication to Pastoral Livelihoods in Kajiado County, Kenya
Dr Mark NanyingiOne Health Surveillance and Molecular Epidemiology of Rift Valley fever in Kenya
Professor Jude RobinsonEveryday Clean: Understanding one health hygiene practices in Kenya

Kenya Partner COVID-19 Research

ResearcherResearch Title
Dr Dismas OngoreFactors Associated with Uptake of and Adherence to Recommended Public Health Measures Against COVID-19 in Siaya and Kajiado Counties, Kenya