CENTRE FOR VIRUS RESEARCH (CVR) NAIROBI

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Overview

Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is the oldest of the centers in KEMRI. This center has eight laboratories/Units located within KEMRI Headquarters and KEMRI research campuses within Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) compound.

Key facilities include:

  1. Arbovirus & Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
  2. HIV and AIDS
  3. HIV (Annex site)
  4. Viral Hepatitis
  5. Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) Diseases (Polio & Measles Eradication) READMORE

Mission

To improve human health and quality of life through virology research, surveillance, outbreak investigations and response and inform policy, service delivery and capacity building.

vision

To be a leading Centre of excellence in virology research, surveillance, response to viral disease outbreaks, service delivery and capacity building.

Mandates

  1. Acute arboviruses & hemorrhagic fevers: epidemiology, surveillance, outbreak investigations and control.
  2. Influenza and other Influenza and other Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI), epidemiology, diagnosis, etiology, management, outbreak investigations and control.
  3. Viral diarrhea: studies on etiology, epidemiology, management and control; vaccine trials and molecular characterization. READMORE.

Achievements

The center is responsible for the following key functions;

  1. Coordination of research, training and service delivery activities, project implementation and management and laboratory processes.
  2. Conduct research, train and provide service on arbovirus & haemorrhagic fever diseases: epidemiology, surveillance, provide diagnostic service, outbreak investigations and disease control.
  3. Conduct research, build capacity and support diagnostic service and outbreak response for Influenza and other Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) to cover epidemiology, virus evolution drug resistance, disease management and control.

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Ongoing Projects

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Completed Projects

COMING SOON

Dr. Joel Lutomiah, PhD


PO.BOX KEMRI, CVR, P.O. Box 54628-00100, Nairobi
Kenya
joel.lutomiah@usamru-k.org

Contact Info

P.O. Box 54628-00200 Nairobi

Email: Director@cvr.org

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