Learning from Credible Medical Evidence:  Covid in Kenya
May 18, 2022
Rodney Adam, MD
Learning from Credible Medical Evidence: Covid in Kenya

Dr. Adam received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Illinois followed by training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Arizona and molecular parasitology training at the National Institutes of Health. He joined the faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine where he worked as a Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology / Immunology until 2011. He was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Nairobi in 2011 and then joined the Aga Khan University faculty in April 2012 in Nairobi Kenya as a Professor in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology. He is currently leading the molecular diagnosis work at AKUHN and is chair of the infection control committee. 

Covid-19 reached Kenya in March 2020. Dr. Adam was right in the center of the action and developed a team of physicians to try to understand the virus. During this process, they addressed quality of studies and potential biases as will be discussed. Throughout this journey, one of the accomplishments they are particularly proud of is that they lost none of our 3000 staff members to covid.