The Centre for Research and Technology Development (RESTECH) entered into an greement with Nagasaki University Institute of Tropical Medicine and School of
Public Health, Maseno University to carryout research on the Impact of Climate Change on the
incidences of Malaria and Diarrheal diseases in the Counties surrounding Lake Victoria.
The Project which began in the first week of January 2014 involves collection of patients‟
diagnosis data going back as far as 1980 to enable the researchers determine a trend in the
occurrences of the diseases under investigation and be able to predict future trends
from comparison with metrological data through computerized simulation.
Prof. Masahiro Hashizume from Nagasaki University’s Institute of Tropical Medicine, Japan is the principal researcher in the project. Maseno University gave an Ethics Review
Committee approval for the research project.
Research assistants collected data from nine sub-county hospitals around Lake Victoria and compared it to climate data of the same duration from the Metrological
Department. The final outcome will then be used to develop computerized simulations
that will then be used to predict future outbreaks of malaria and diarrheal diseases in the
Prof. Hashizumewas in Kisumu late December 2013 when he signed agreements with Prof.
Wellington Otieno of the Centre for Research and Technoly Development and Prof. Rosebella
Onyango of School of Public Health, Maseno University.
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