CGHR Overview
CGHR Overview

The Centre for Global Health Research(CGHR is one of the ten (10) Research Centres of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). The Centre is strategically located in Kisumu City, western Kenya, in an area that is endemic for major infectious diseases.

Since its establishment in 1984, CGHR has been on the world map as the site of ground-breaking research focusing on infectious diseases of medical importance. Specifically, the Centre has carried out cutting-edge research focusing on trials on the efficacy of drugs, emergence of drug and vector resistance, epidemiology, immunology, molecular biology, vector biology, climate and human health, characterization of malaria vaccine candidate antigens, malaria vaccine trials, malaria in pregnancy and interaction of malaria and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), schistosomiasis, intestinal helminthes, HIV/AIDS and its impact on the community, HIV interaction with other infectious diseases, tuberculosis and reproductive health.

Currently, there are more than 15 ongoing research studies, surveillance and health systems research and support programmes in the Centre.
A demographic surveillance system and health survey (DSS) has been set up in one of the study areas and has been collecting vital health data for the last 6 years. The Centre has a very impressive track record in completion of studies and programs as attested by the number of publications by scientists affiliated to the Centre.



"To be a leading centre of excellence in research for human health."


"To improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building, innovation and service delivery."




"In Search of Better Health"
towards the realization of our Vision





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