Our Mission:To discover,apply and disseminate knowledge through creative and innovative health research.

 

WHAT WE DO

KAVI Institute of Clinical Research focuses on four themes coupled with attractive career paths that are attracting the best talent in Africa and serve the best interests of the general

HOW WE WORK

The Clinical Trials track runs HIV vaccine trials in addition to trials for other products including chemotherapy drug trials. Finally, the Knowledge Translation track brings research, policy

OUR FOCUS AREAS

IKAVI Institute of Clinical Research focuses on four themes coupled with attractive career paths that are attracting the best talent in Africa and serve the best interests of the general

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KAVI Institute of Clinical Research focuses on four themes coupled with attractive career paths that are attracting the best talent in Africa and serve the best interests of the general.

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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day May 2018

Processional march to mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day in Kangemi on 18th May 2018

Every year on 18th May, the world marks the HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD). It is a day set aside to raise awareness of the continuing efforts by scientists to develop a vaccine against HIV- the virus that causes AIDS. It is also a day to honour all those who, in one way or the other, have contributed towards this global effort. This year, KAVI-Institute of clinical research (KAVI-ICR) of the University of Nairobi commemorated the day in Nairobi at the Kangemi Health centre.

The day started with a procession from Kangemi health centre (where the KAVI-ICR Kangemi research clinic is located) and was led by staff and the Salvation Army band through Kangemi Central and Mountain View sub locations respectively and finally at the West-lands sub-county social hall. Invited guests and the general community members joined the staff in the procession. The function was officially opened by Dr Gaudensia Mutua, the KAVI-ICR KNH site manager. Entertainment from various groups and a real-life testimony from someone living with HIV were part of the day’s activities of which messages regarding HIV Vaccine research were highlighted. The Guest of honour was Dr Asmah Awadh (Sub-County Medical Officer of Health) who commended the efforts made by KAVI-ICR in the search for an HIV vaccine. The function was also graced by representatives from the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), Liverpool VCT, Kangemi health centre staff and various other stakeholders from the county government. The function ended at around 1 pm with closing remarks being made by Dr Lavinia Bwisa the KAVI-ICR Kangemi clinic site manager. Community members were offered HIV testing, as well as blood sugar and blood group testing. We thank all those who attended the function and made it a success as well as the media houses (K24, Kameme, Peoples daily and The STAR newspaper) that covered the activities.

 

KAVI-ICR and India’s NCBS collaborate to enhance vaccine development

The team from NCBS led by Lt. General Velu Nair, met the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi when they paid a courtesy call on him on March 21, 2018.

The University of Nairobi’s KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR) and the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), India, have established and initiated a collaboration to spearhead vaccine development through enhanced technology. According to the Director, KAVI-ICR, Prof. Omu Anzala, the partnership will see the team expand metagenomics sequencing from selected target groups in India and Africa and inform the newly emerging pathogens such as Chikungunya and Dengue in their virology, pathology, the point of care diagnostics and vaccine designs.

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NCBS in Collaboration with KAVI-ICR Vaccine & Technology Platform

Initiation of the Collaboration between NCBS (India) and KAVI-ICR (University Of Nairobi, Kenya) while training University of Nairobi staff on flow cytometry 19th to 23rd March 2018.

 

National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS)-India and KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR)

NCBS (India) and KAVI-ICR (University of Nairobi, Kenya) have established and initiated a collaboration to spearhead the following;

  • Expand metagenomics sequencing from selected target groups in India and Africa and inform the newly emerging pathogens (Chikungunya, Dengue & others) in their virology, pathology, a point of care diagnostics and vaccine designs
  • Facilitate vaccine manufacture of existing vaccines in Africa
  • Facilitate the Dengue programs using some of the existing facilities such as the animal house, screening program, imaging, flow units, and genomics.
  • Enabling the NCBS and KAVI-ICR off campus and hospital/community engagements with an evolving data science perspective
  • Exploring the additional use of novel cutting-edge technologies that NCBS is currently using such as next-generation sequencing technologies to evolve therapeutic vaccines
  • Joint development of infrastructure and research
  • Joint teaching arrangements for postgraduate programmes
  • Joint supervision of Postgraduate projects
  • Student and faculty, exchange
  • Joint application for funding including donor funds, research grants, contributions subscriptions
  • Participation in joint academic seminars, training, meetings including participation with other collaborators
  • Any other collaborative efforts as may be determined from time to time.
  • Operational guidelines both academic and budgetary for each activity under the MOU shall be set down in a specific letter of agreement.

 

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Journal Club

 "Emerging zoonotic viruses in Kenyan wild small mammals."

Presented by Joseph Ogola

Friday 27th April 2018 from 7.00am to 8.30am

Venue: KAVI - ICR Boardroom

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