Research projects and programs geared towards understanding the underlying determinants of good health for the prevention of both communicable and non-communicable diseases are urgently needed.

KAVI–ICR has expanded its research mandate to capture the realities of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and Kenya Vision 2030. The Institute will play a major role especially on MDG goals that are geared towards combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, and other diseases while advising the stakeholders accordingly in line with the WHO strategy.

KAVI-ICR intends to also play a vital role in achieving Kenya Vision 2030, especially on the social pillar with health being the main area of concentration. KAVI-ICR will undertake to develop human capacity in the health sector by offering short courses that build on competencies of health care professionals to conduct good quality research. The institute shall also endeavor to advance training to various community-based organizations and other groups on health-related matters through seminars and workshops.

The research mandate of the Institute will be based on the following four interrelated thematic areas:

  • Clinical trials
  • Communicable diseases
  • Non- Communicable diseases
  • Knowledge translation