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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.
  4. Viral hepatitis: epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, outbreak investigations and control.
  5. Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) diseases (Polio and Measles: Support AFP-Polio and measles surveillance and eradication programs, vaccine potency evaluation, Polio environmental surveillance.
  6. HIV and AIDS: Epidemiology, Phenotypic and Genotypic characterization, Prevention and Control, Drug resistance surveillance, QA/QC in HIV programs, Window period and transfusion safety studies, HIV Diagnostic services: Viral Load, EID, PCR, Operational Research in HIV/AIDS and Training.

Core Values

  1. Innovativeness
  2. Excellence
  3. Customer Focus
  4. Team Work
  5. Mentorship
  6. Uprightness and integrity

  1. Arbovirus Surveillance; Vector Surveillance as a Surrogate System for assessing viral zoonotic disease distribution in Kenya.
  2. Investigation of Arbovirus/VHF outbreaks in Kenya; Analysis and Reporting of Clinical Samples Received through the Division of Disease Surveillance and Response, Ministry of Health, Kenya.
  3. Determination of the Seasonal Variation in the Risk of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika Virus Transmission in Mombasa city: semi-holistic entomologic approach.
  4. Epidemiologic assessment of risk of Yellow fever and dengue transmission and outbreaks in Kenya.
  5. Genetic and ecological variation among Ae. aegypti populations in wild, rural, and urban habitats across Kenya: A measure of the risk of emerging infectious disease transmission;
  6. The Double Burden Of Malnutrition: Prevalence, Associated Risk Factors and the Impact of Multiple Micronutrient Supplementations in Children 3 -10 Years Old in Selected Regions in Kenya;
  7. Genetic diversity and molecular characterization of enteroviruses from sewage samples collected from major cities in Kenya 2013-2015;
  8. Piloting at-birth point of care HIV testing strategies in Kenya;
  9. Oviposition site selection and behavior in evolutionarily divergent forms of Aedes aegypti: Understanding how disease-vectoring mosquitoes exploit human habitats;
  10. CMV reactivation in immunocompetent paediatric intensive care unit patients in Kenya;
  11. Evaluating the relationship of CD101 and UBE2V1 to genital mucosal inflammation.
  12. Integrating Assisted Partner Services and Phylogenetics for HIV and HCV Prevention.
  13. Moleular genetic diversity of HIV, HBV, HCV IN Kenya.
  14. Exploring HIVTDR, virus suppression and medication adherence to improve treatment outcomes among HIV positive infants in Kenya.
  15. Transmitted HIV drug resistance, viral suppression and adherence among Kenyan infants;
  16. Cancer registry dashboard and mapping of neoplasm among people living with HIV.
  17. Laboratory evaluation of the activity and safety of TIB against different HIV–1 subtypes isolated from Kenyan patients.
  18. Evaluation of the HITSystem© to Improve Early Infant Diagnosis Outcomes in Kenya”.
  19. An Assessment to Estimate the Prevalence of HIV-1, HIV/TB Co-Infection Rate, and Malaria Parasitemia Among The Kenyan Military Population.
  20. Detection and Molecular characterization of Polioviruses from Acute Flaccid Paralysis patients suspected of having Poliovirus.
  21. Detection and Characterization of enteroviruses form waste water (Sewage) collected from main towns in Kenya.
  22. Serological detection and Molecular characterization of Measles and Rubella.
  23. Serological and Molecular characterization of Mumps Viruses in Kenya.
  24. Application of an innovative and low-cost technology of digital microfluids (DMF)-powered immunoassay for the detection of measles and rubella infection and immunity among displaced populations in emergency settings.
  25. Evaluation of a Bag Mediated Filtration System (BMFS) device for surveillance of viruses in Waste Water.
  26. Birth Defects and Surveillance of Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) Among Infants at Selected Hospitals in Kenya.
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