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We are who we are because of who you are! This is the true meaning of Ubuntu. Sayansi na Ubuntu is the official IHI blog for scientists to comment and reflect on important research findings and other health issues. In the African spirit of Ubuntu, the blog is published in lay language.

A new scientist emerges from thin air

A new scientist emerges from thin air

When a young man washes his hands clean, he shall be allowed to eat with the elders!

Writes Dr. Fredros Okumu

Once during a mosquito hunting expedition in 20…

Essentials for early-career researchers to succeed

Essentials for early-career researchers to succeed

This is a practical guide for research directors in Africa on how to improve institutional ecosystems for the benefit of the next generation of scientists

By Fredros Okumu

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Why malaria mosquitoes are still dancing in our bedrooms

Why malaria mosquitoes are still dancing in our bedrooms

By Fredros Okumu

There is danger in their music. They party in our bedrooms all night, and boastfully lift their bloody abdomens while jigging on our insecticide-treated bed nets. Their ladies pierce our skins to extrac…