Prior to joining the IDeAL Management team, Dr. Charles Kamau was an IDeAL Fellow where he graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Methods offered jointly by Pwani University & KEMRI – Wellcome Trust. His PgDip project focused on the situational analysis of Blood Transfusion Services in the Coastal Region of Kenya which in detail described the supply of blood by the Mombasa Regional Blood Transfusion Services and usage at Kilifi County Hospital. Dr. Kamau has a background in Nursing and Public Health with a Certification in Science Communication by the University of the West of England, UK. Dr. Kamau has over 6 years of free-lance communication experience spanning from events to social media to TV and Radio. Dr. Charles Kamau is currently responsible for all Communication related activities within the Initiative.