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Immunologist , consultant

Willy Kiprotich Tonui, Kenyan immunologist, consultant. TDR grantee, World Health Organization, 1995-1999, Isid Small grantee, International Society Infectious Diseases, 1999—2000, 2001, research grantee, International Atomic Energy Association, 2001, 2002-2003.


Tonui, Willy Kiprotich was born on December 16, 1965 in Kericho, Kenya. Son of Stephen Kiptonui and Mary Cheboo Sang.


Bachelor of Science, Kurukshetra University, Haryana, India, 1991. Master of Science, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 1998. Doctor of Philosophy, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 1999—2002.


Biology teacher Teachers Service Commission, Kericho, Kenya, 1987—1988, Kenya, 1994. Assistant research officer Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, 1995—1999, research officer, since 1999. Consultant Ministry on Leishmaniasis Control, Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya, since 1995, Social Management Network, Nairobi, Kenya, 1997—2001, Kenya Expanded Program for Immunization, Nairobi, 2000—2001, World Health Organization/African Region on polio eradication in the Horn of Africa (southern Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti) and Kenya.

Visiting scientist Colorado State University, Fort Collins, since 2001.


  • Other Work

    • Author: On Safety and Standard Operations of a Polio Laboratory, 2001. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of Institute Biology, London, East African Leishmaniasis Network (Kenya representative, coordinator 2000-2001), Federation of African Immunological Societies, African Malaria Vaccine Testing Network (travel grant 2001), World Health Organization/African Region Harare/Nairobi (director 2000-2001), African Federation Health Sciences (life), Kenya Society Immunologists (life).


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, tennis, basketball.


Married Florence Chepkirui Birir, May 1, 1999. Children: Andrew A. Kipkoech, Bennie M. Kibet.

Stephen Kiptonui

Mary Cheboo Sang

Florence Chepkirui Birir

Andrew A. Kipkoech Tonui

Bennie M. Kibet Tonui