KAVI - Institute of Clinical Research trained twenty one (21) staff members from Naivasha District Hospital, Kajiado District Hospital, Mbagathi District Hospital and the Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Programme laboratory staff on Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA). The training was geared towards preparing the laboratory staff for international accreditation. The quality assurance of the services offered by the various laboratories has to be prioritized for the citizens of Kenya to achieve Vision 2030 goals.
Representative from IAVI Sites in the region did meet to chart a way forward in driving best quality practices at Ole-sereni hotel. TThis training was facilitated by IAVI and took place on 28th-29th Oct 2013. Some of the topics covered are; Historical Context and Current Framework for Best Quality Practices Quality Definitions Pharmacy Clinic Laboratory and sample management Data Management Regulatory / Study Documents and Community Quality Management Plan – An Overview
KAVI-ICR continues with developing capacity for Ethics Research Committes in Kenya and in the Sub-region. This capacity building is through training of IRBs on bioethics. KAVI-ICR is at the moment training IRBs from private Universities. The training dates are 30th Oct - 1st Nov 2013. The Universities are: 1. Daystar University 2. Riara University 3. African Nazarene University 4. Strathmore University 5. KCA University 6. University of Eastern Africa Baraton 7. USIU 8. International Leadership University 9. Pan Africa Christian University 10. St. Paul University 11. Kabarak University
STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING FOR KAVI –INSTITUTE OF CLINICAL RESEARCH. The Director and staff of KAVI – Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI – ICR) congregated at the SUN N SAND hotel for a five day Strategic Planning meeting (16.09.2013 – 20.09.2013). The Institute headed by the current Director (Prof. O. Anzala) finalized its Strategy and Case for Support documents in line with its research agenda. This was a fruitful activity that involved lots of contribution from the various members of the group who were involved in developing the first draft of the said documents.
Trainings took place on 3rd – 5th July 2013 and 7th – 9th Aug 2013 on Bioethics were a collaboration between KAVI–ICR and National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) with close working relations with Dr. Simon Lang’at (NACOSTI).
3rd – 5th July 2013 – KAVI–ICR Hosted IRB members from Kenyatta University, Nairobi Hospital, Catholic University (CUEA), Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital and Institute of Primate Research (IPR) 7th – 9th August KAVI-ICR hosted IRB Members from Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) and Chuka University in Meru. These trainings were made possible by a Grant from Global Health Research Initiative and are aimed to build capacity for IRB members through training in Bioethics and were a collaboration between KAVI – ICR and National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) with close working relations with Dr. Simon Lang’at (NACOSTI).
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