RACE AGAINST TIME

Kenyan don joins global experts in Covid-19 research

Team to review proposals and seek ways to mitigate health impact on low- and middle-income countries.

In Summary

• She will be part of the team charged with reviewing proposals addressing Covid-19 in low- and middle-income countries.

• Yole says this is an opportunity Kenya would benefit from as part of efforts towards combating the contagion.

Prof Dorcas Yole
GLOBAL COLLEGE OF EXPERTS: Prof Dorcas Yole
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A Kenyan don based at the Technical University of Kenya has been appointed to a global team researchers to help in understanding Covid-19.

Prof Dorcas Yole, also the director of the School of Biological and Life Sciences, becomes a member of the College of Experts for the joint Department of Health and Social Care and the United Kingdom Research and Innovation Global Effort on Covid-19 Health Research Call.

The team named Global College of Experts also reviews proposals and seeks ways to mitigate health impact on low- and middle-income countries.

The global effort on the pandemic is funded by Kingdom Research and Innovation and Medical Research Council in the UK together with the National Institute for Health Research in the UK. The call is based on the Department of Health and Social Care.

Prof Yole noted that this is an opportunity TUK and Kenya at large would benefit from as part of global efforts in research towards combating the contagion.

“I have already been involved in the review process and I am grateful that TUK is contributing to the fight against Covid-19 in this aspect,” she said.