Mambu Momoh’s recent talk at UNICEF-UNFPA-WHO meeting

Mambu Momoh’s recent talk at UNICEF-UNFPA-WHO meeting

VHFC researcher and Lab Scientist at Kenema Government Hospital, Mambu Momoh, recently spoke at the 2019 joint UNICEF-UNFPA-WHO meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Mr. Momoh, who is also a Medical Laboratory Associate Instructor at Eastern Polytechnic College in...
Zika surveillance study in Cell

Zika surveillance study in Cell

A new study by VHFC researchers investigating smoldering ‘hidden’ outbreaks of Zika in the Americas was published on the cover of Cell. In this paper we used travel surveillance and genomic epidemiology to answer a simple question – “in 2017,...
Two VHFC articles out in Cell

Two VHFC articles out in Cell

Two studies by VHFC researchers were published in the August 8 edition of the journal Cell. One study, led by Erica Saphire, defines antibody residues that allow potent and broad neutralizing activity of Lassa virus in a set of three neutralizing antibodies. Combined...
Simbirie Jalloh wins 2019 African Achievers Award

Simbirie Jalloh wins 2019 African Achievers Award

Congratulations to our KGH Program Manager Ms. Simbirie Jalloh who recently received the 2019 African Achievers Award for excellence in humanitarian service. She has worked for the Lassa fever project at Kenema Government Hospital since 2008 and was honored for her...
Christian Happi wins 2019 HUGO African Prize

Christian Happi wins 2019 HUGO African Prize

The Human Genome Organization (HUGO) has conferred its 2019 HUGO African Prize award to VHFC researcher Prof. Christian Happi, who is professor of Molecular Biology and Director at Redeemer’s University and Director of the World Bank funded African Center of...
Lassa-Fighting Legacy: Forgotten man, forgotten disease

Lassa-Fighting Legacy: Forgotten man, forgotten disease

Ars Technica recently published an in-depth article on the history of Lassa fever in Sierra Leone, highlighting the important role that Dr. Aniru Conteh, a senior physician at the Kenema Government Hospital’s Lassa ward, played in treating Lassa patients both...
CViSB Systems Biology Workshop

CViSB Systems Biology Workshop

We are pleased to announce that our sister consortium CViSB, is hosting the first annual CViSB Systems Biology workshop February 20-22, 2019 in La Jolla, CA. The workshop will focus on viral systems biology and the application of phylogenetic methods on the study of...