CENTRE FOR RESPIRATORY DISEASES RESEARCH (CRDR) NAIROBI
Research activities on Tuberculosis were carried out in East Africa during the early fifties, involving the three East African countries, Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika (Tanzania) all under British rule.
The formation of East African Tuberculosis Investigation Centre was witnessed in the early 1960s under the auspices of East African Community. The present Center for Respiratory Diseases Research (CRDR) was built in the early seventies with its extension put up in 1980.
Throughout this period the Centre has distinguished itself in contributing a lot of information regarding diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis.
To apply modern science and biotechnology to discover, develop and improve tools and strategies for diagnosis, prevention and control of major human diseases in Kenya and the region
To undertake basic and biotechnology-related research on human diseases in Kenya, with the overall goal to contribute in the improvement of human health and welfare.
Current research in the Centre focuses on HIV/AIDS, malaria, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, and lymphatic filariasis. Research expertise includes molecular parasitology, molecular entomology, cellular immunology, biotechnology, biochemistry, and malacology.