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Medical researcher

Walter Godfrey Jaoko, Kenyan medical researcher. Achievements include research in antigen detection diagnosis of loa loa; research in detection of filarial IgG in serum. Recipient Glynn Williams Award, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 1993.


Jaoko, Walter Godfrey was born on April 24, 1961 in Nairobi, Kenya. Son of Samuel Jaoko Osia and Mary Athieno Jaoko.


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University Nairobi, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nairobi, 2001. MTropMed, University Liverpool, 1993.


Assistant lecturer University Nairobi, 1989—1993, lecturer, 1993—1998, senior lecturer, 1998—2007. Medical officer Ministry Health, Kenya, Kenya. Deputy director Kenya Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Vaccine Initiative, since 2006.

Associate professor University Nairobi, since 2007. Board director Navigators, Kenya, Nairobi, Regional Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Training Network, Nairobi, Kenya, since 2000. Board member Nairobi Chapel, since 2000.

Member European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, Hague, Belgium, since 2004.


  • Achievements include research in antigen detection diagnosis of loa loa. Research in detection of filarial IgG in serum.


Member Board Elders, Nairobi, Kenya, 2000—2008, Infectious Disease Control & Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, 2005—2008. Vice chair Expert Committee Clinical Trials, Pharmacy & Poisons Board, Kenya, 2006—2008. Member of Infectious Diseases Association, International Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Society.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, squash, reading, music.


Married Florence Simbiri Jaoko. Children: Rehema Atieno, Imani Paige.

Samuel Jaoko Osia

Mary Athieno Jaoko

Florence Simbiri Jaoko

Rehema Atieno Jaoko

Imani Paige Jaoko