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National Coordinators

Team Leader

Johnstone Sikulu Wanjala

Medical Officer

sikuluj@yahoo.com

Tel: +254735754816

Biography

 

Experience / Objective

8 years of experience in clinical research, nursing and monitoring.

My goals are to ensure that the clinical work I am involved with are scientifically and ethically sound.

Field Experiences:

Assistant Node Coordinator

East African Consortium for Clinical Research

January 2010 Present ~ Mombasa (Kilifi), Kenya

EACCR is a network that brings together centres of excellence in research in the Eastern Africa region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan and Ethiopia). The consortium aims to strengthen capacity to conduct clinical trials and also research on multiple diseases (HIV, TB and Malaria). It is made up of these three disease node.

I am Responsible for coordination of activities in the malaria disease node.

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

July 2008 2009 Nairobi, Kenya ~ Clinical Trials Facility

Oversaw overall clinical operations related to the conduct of phase I-IV clinical trials i.e. recruitment, informed consent procedure, visit coordination, sampling, visit scheduling etc.

Served as a point person at the clinical site for monitoring needs and coordinating the monitoring visits.

Prepared and submission of regulatory documents to sponsors, regulatory bodies and obtaining all relevant approvals for study start, continuation and amendments.

Maintained ledger communication with regulatory bodies and study sponsors and took lead in reporting of adverse events, protocol deviations and other items as directed by guidelines.

Developed standard operating procedures and ensured adherence to them by study staff.

Clinical Monitor

August 2007 2008 Mombasa (Kilifi), Kenya ~ Clinical Trials Facility

Responsible for performing site initiation, interim and close out monitoring visits at clinical study sites within Kilifi (Kenya) as well as at sites within the East Africa Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR) network region.

Assignment

The HIV/AIDS project in Kenya.

I managed and supervised national staff with various clinical officers. I helped teach the clinicians about HIV/AIDS and advised them on HIV care.

I was studying a cohort of AIDS patients who were on ARV treatment for more than one year to determine whether viral loads point out ARV failure sooner than clinical and immunological outcomes. My research activities revolved around implementation and evaluation of public health interventions using policy analysis techniques. Particular interest was around the role of private sector as a complementary option to improve access to prompt and effective treatment of disease of public health importance such as malaria. I was in four years involved in operational research activities to support district level implementation of context specific strategies to optimize Home Management of Malaria in Kenya, East Africa.. The main goal was to assess the performance of malaria control programmes targeting private medicine retailers by addressing coverage, utilization, impact of programme on retailer knowledge, practices and implementation processes. These studies were conducted in the western and lake basin areas in Kenya. The assignment also involved a range of other studies that broadly focused on improving access to health facilities and addressing the health system challenges in the delivery of health care. These included understanding the operation of pharmacies and drug shops, and how practices and behavior of attending staff related to regulatory frameworks. This study sites are also linked to malaria prone districts in the aforementioned places in Kenya.

Education Background

Current: Undertaking studies for Bachelor of Sc. (BSc.): a course in Public Health and Epidemiology from Kenyatta University, Kitale Branch, Kenya, East Africa.

Other Qualifications

East Africa Medical Training Center

2010 2010 ~ Clinical Research Course

African Malaria Network (AMANET)

2008 2009 ~ Heath Research Ethics Course

Kenya Association of Professional Counsellors

2001 2002 ~ Diploma in Counselling psychology

Kenya Medical Training College

1997 1999 ~ Diploma Clinical Officer

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Team Members:

A. Selected

B. Preselection

C. Pending Applications:

1) EVANS MUKWALAFU MAKOKHA [Profile]

2) OTIENO ROSELINE AUMA [Profile]

3) Levy W Kisembe [Profile]

4) EDWIN WANYONYI [Profile]

5) FRIDAH KAARI KIRUNGU [Profile]

6) OTIENO GODFREY ODHIAMBO [Profile]

7) JONES N WASIKE [Profile]

8) Chesoli Lenis Wambani [Profile]

9) Nelson Maina Namisi [Profile]

10) John Maroria, Freelance: UI designer

11) Peter Merckx, Education Evaluation Expert at UNHCR

12) Collins Togom. Co-Director and Lead Consultant at Pillars of Development Consultants (PDC)

13) Nathan Ochieng. MD C.E.O at APEX OIL LIMITED

14) Faith Maluki. Student at University of Nairobi

15) NASASIRA SUCCES. MUTUELLE MINIERE MAENDELEO

16) Austin Ogaye. Accountant at Diani Reef Beach resort & spa.

17) Itf Kenya. Project coordinator.

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  CWIN (1, 2, ...) Pilot Schemes (1, 2, ...) WSWBQoLP IMIRC EU FP Calls for Proposals EU Non FP Calls for Proposals Non EU Calls for Proposals Private Project Benefactor
Johnstone Sikulu Wanjala    

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EVANS MUKWALAFU MAKOKHA     X            
OTIENO ROSELINE AUMA     X            
Levy W Kisembe     X            
EDWIN WANYONYI     X            
FRIDAH KAARI KIRUNGU     X            
OTIENO GODFREY ODHIAMBO     X            
JONES N WASIKE     X            
Chesoli Lenis Wambani     X            
Nelson Maina Namisi     X            
John Maroria     X            
Peter Merckx     X            
Collins Togom     X            
Nathan Ochieng     X            
Faith Maluki     X            
NASASIRA SUCCES     X            
Austin Ogaye     X            
Itf Kenya     X            
                   
                   

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