Deworming prior to vaccination: are there immunological benefits of deworming calves before vaccinating them against East Coast fever using the infection and treatment method?


  • Dr Robert Ndung'u

    KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

Project summary

Robert aims to determine whether deworming calves prior to vaccination correlates with better immune responses to the East Coast fever (ECF) vaccine. His study will provide evidence of the benefit of deworming calves on ECF vaccine outcome, and the most appropriate time between deworming and vaccination. He is sponsored by Dr Kariuki Njenga and supervised by Dr Thumbi Mwangi, KEMRI, and Dr Helena Helmby at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Robert will work collaboratively with Dr Lucilla Steinaa, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi. This Fellowship supports Robert’s MSc in Immunology of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM.

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