Centre for Clinical Research (CCR)

ABOUT US

Conduct studies on epidemiology, diagnosis , treatment, prevention and control in:

Communicable diseases (such as; malaria, HIV, STI,TB, hepatitis, diarrheal diseases)

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LABORATORY DIVISION

Provide safe and accurate medical Diagnostic Radiological images that improves upon the institute’s quality research and service

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RADIOLOGY DIVISION

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RESEARCH

Dental Research Unit

Metabolic and cardiovascular Research

Clinical trials are undertaken at the Nairobi Station and the county stations of Thika, Kisumu, Kericho.

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CLINICAL TRIALS DIVISION

Division addresses infectious diseases and the neglected diseases particularly diarrheal diseases, Leishmaniasis and other emerging diseases

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INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC
DISEASES RESEARCH

Division addresses infectious diseases and the neglected diseases particularly diarrheal diseases, Leishmaniasis and other emerging diseases

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BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM

In the division the mandate is to undertake research in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD’s) with special emphasis of Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) which is the most serious form of the disease.

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NEGLECTED DISEASES RESEARCH

Child and adolescent Health Research

Pathology Oncology Research

undertake research in digestive and liver diseases and provide solutions for digestive conditions and also provide therapeutic services to study participants.

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GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES RESEARCH DIVISION

the unit spearheads mental health research including drug and substance use

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MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

ENT/ Head and Neck Research

Dr. Veronica Kemunto Manduku

Deputy Director Centre For Clinical Research

CONTACTS

  • P.O. BOX 20778- 00202
  • vmanduku@kemri.org
  • Veramanduku2003@yahoo.com

Dr. Veronica Manduku is the Deputy Director, Centre for Clinical Research and has a background in diagnostic imaging.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from Pune University, India (1996) and a Masters in Medicine in Diagnostic Imaging from the University of Nairobi (2003). As a director, she coordinates a robust research team with expertise in clinical trials, epidemiology and basic sciences within several research stations including the Nairobi, Kisumu, Kericho and Thika counties. The team typically undertakes research in key infectious diseases like HIV, Malaria, Leishmaniasis, Sickle cell disease and a good number in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) like Mental and dental health, cancer, child and adolescent health, reproductive health among others.

Her objectives are in improving quality of cancer care in Kenya through research and enhanced understanding of cancer and other major NCDs.

She is also keen in chest imaging with her past work being in supporting the Malaria vaccine trial and the Pneumonia Etiology survey in radiation safety, standardization of reading and review of images.  In 2015, she was the lead imaging expert in the first ever Kenya National Tuberculosis Survey.

She supports MOH through various technical working groups in cancer control program.

She is currently the chair of the Kenya Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (KESUMB). A member of African Society of Radiologists (ASR).

In the past she has served as a board member in the Kenya Radiation Protection Board (KRPB) and chair, Kenya Association of Radiologists (KAR). 

Research interests

  1. Cancer prevention, screening and diagnosis
  2. Chest imaging and Tuberculosis.
  3. Implementation science in NCDS

contact us

Kenya Medical Research Institute

Centre for Clinical Research Laboratories

P.O Box 20778-00202 Nairobi. Tel: +254 020 2726781, +254 020 2722541, +254 020 2713349, 0722205901, 0733400003.

Email: ccr@kemri.org

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