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Capacity building network in biostatistics for public health innovation in Kenya


The project creates a collaborative network between 2 established and 7 younger Kenyan universities, UHasselt, UGent, KU Leuven and KEMRI and builds capacity in biostatistics at 3 levels: joint supervision of PhD and master students and co-organization of annual workshops. The central approach is scientific innovation, collaboration and hands-on application of statistical methodology through real-life datasets on communicable diseases and cancer research to support policy and management of dominant public health challenges in Kenya.

Intervention type

TEAM projects


01/03/2016 - 29/02/2020

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Roel Braekers
Local promoter Samuel Mwalili
Local partner institution Universiteit Hasselt
Local partner institution Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Other Flemish Partners KU Leuven
Universiteit Gent
Other local partners Kenya Medical Research Institute
University of Nairobi
Budget € 292.033