Determining the causal role of malaria in elevating blood pressure and pulse wave velocity in Kenyan children and adults


  • Dr Anthony Etyang

    KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

Project summary

Anthony is a consultant physician and epidemiologist interested in exploring the childhood antecedents of adult chronic disease. His Fellowship research aims to determine whether repeated inflammation due to malaria episodes in childhood could lead to elevated cardiovascular risk as an adult. He intends to use a rich set of epidemiological and clinical data available at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya, with controls derived from Nairobi, Kenya. Anthony hopes that this research will both help explain the emerging cardiovascular disease epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa and enable planning of public health activities.

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