Applying epidemiological techniques to improve visibility and control of neglected zoonotic diseases: the case of rabies elimination in Kenya


  • Dr Thumbi Mwangi

    KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

Project summary

Thumbi is a veterinarian with an interest in infectious disease epidemiology with a focus on transmission and control of zoonotic diseases. His aim during this Fellowship is to conduct operational research on rabies elimination in Kenya, including estimating the dual burden of rabies in humans and animals, understanding the demographic and ecological factors that underlie patterns of rabies transmission, and developing and assessing strategies for rabies control and eventual elimination. He will work closely with Professor Sarah Cleaveland and Dr Katie Hampson, University of Glasgow, Dr Kariuki Njenga, KEMRI, and Dr Guy Palmer, Washington State University.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.