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

About KAVI

KAVI Institute of Clinical Research

History of KAVI

1.Where KAVI was moving to where KAVI is i.e. KAVI-ICR

2.Achievements – In terms of maybe studies

The KAVI Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR) is a word-class research hub at the College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, spearheading research and training in global health. KAVI Institute of Clinical Research has conducted basic HIV, epidemiology research and eight HIV vaccine trials, ten basic science, and epidemiological research studies. KAVI Institute of Clinical Research programs are geared to understanding the underlying determinants of good health for prevention of both communicable and non-communicable diseases are urgently needed. Linking various health determinants to establish the best interventions and preventive measures is a key outcome from global health research. 

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 population. The Non-Communicable Diseases track includes Cancers-such as breast, colon, prostate cancers as well as the diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and endocrine systems. The Communicable Disease track focuses on HIV/AIDS, along with research on tuberculosis, zoonoses, and childhood respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases. 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, and implementation together by building relationships and opportunities for collaboration between researchers and those who benefit from and use the research results.

Philosophical Framework

The process of strategic planning involves the collective effort to answer a set of fundamental questions. Where we have come from, where we are today, where we want to be, by when and why?

Vision and Mission

Centre for Global Health Research will be committed to innovation, creativity, professionalism, academic inquiry, and teamwork. To realize this commitment, the Centre management team will regularly review the research priorities and be receptive to change.


An institute of excellence in health research, innovation and knowledge translation. 


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

Core Values

  1. Freedom of thought and expression: We shall promote and uphold freedom of thought and expression in academic inquiry and knowledge translation.
  2. Creativity and innovativeness shall be hallmark of our research projects/programs.
  3. Professionalism: We shall maintain professional etiquette and honesty. Conduct research according to national and international research standards.
  4. Team spirit and team work: We shall endeavor to work together as an Institute.
  5. Transparency and accountability: We shall embrace and practice good corporate governance.