Jacob Kazungu, School Leavers’ Attachment Scheme student
This video tells the story of Jacob Kazungu, one of our School Leavers’ Attachment Scheme Students. Following the attachment, Jacob pursued a career in science and has now published several 1st author articles, and has been awarded with a Wellcome Master's Fellowship.
The School Leavers Attachment Scheme (SLAS) selects talented students from Kilifi, Kenya, who have just completed high school with excellent grades to go on a three-month attachment. Students gain valuable work experience in laboratories, hospital wards, computer departments and community interaction. This experience gives students an advantage over most other university first-years.
The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust research programme
The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is a major Wellcome Trust’s overseas programmes. Its work has had a major influence on national and international health policy. Research spans a wide variety of topics and disciplines including research on malaria and bacterial and viral infectious diseases, work to map disease risk and intervention coverage and work on research ethics and health systems strengthening.