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Monitoring and Evaluation helps us keep track of our public engagement activities and outcomes. KEMRI -Wellcome Trust recently completed a report detailing our experiences and learning.

Composite photo of various Public Engagement activities at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya

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