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Kiio Kithome

Professor
Medical Sciences
Kenya Institute of Applied Sciences
Kenya

Biography

His research is on Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases (STHs) which are among the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), associated with long-term disability, disfigurement, reduced economic productivity, social stigma, for which treatment continues to be a major challenge for a large proportion of the Kenyan population and other parts of the endemic tropics. Part of the challenge is identification of strategies that provide highest coverage and benefit, and are most cost-effective for delivering interventions to the affected populations. Also researches on prevalence and morbidity of schistosomiasis and STHs among school children in informal settlements of Kisumu City, western Kenya, under the school-based and community-wide treatment approaches. Impact of treatment approach on both parasite prevalence and morbidity is being investigated through monitoring of parasitologic, serologic, anthropometric and pathologic indicators, pre-and post-treatment. He is also interested in characterizing the intestinal parasite infections of non- human primates in Kenya especially the blue and Sykes’ monkeys. Among the findings was a rank relationship between dominance status and both, infection risk and infection intensity, with several common nematode taxa.

Research Interest

Special research interests in parasitology, immunology, pathology and health systems research as related to Schistosomiasis and other neglected tropical diseases (STHs) contro

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