Newly Appointed Chancellor Makes First Visit to KAVI-ICR

The newly appointed Chancellor of the University of Nairobi Professor Patrick Verkooijen made his very first visit to KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR) as part of his tour of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Guided by our Director Professor Walter Jaoko, Professor Verkooijen was provided with a tour of our research facilities and provided with a breakdown of all the projects KAVI-ICR currently has ongoing.


UANDISHI-Building Capacity for Writing Scientific Manuscripts program held the certificate award ceremony to mark completion of the year 2023 training. UANDISHI is an innovative and experiential blended mentor-mentee Scientific Manuscript Writing and Mentorship training being implemented at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), University of Nairobi. The training seasons in 2023 were March-June 2023 for Cohort 1, and July-October 2023 for Cohort 2.

Public Randomization Meeting

The first Public Randomization Meeting was held at the University of Nairobi, KAVI – Institute of Clinical Research Boardroom. Spearheaded by KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR), University of Nairobi in partnership with National Institute of Health Research –Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (NIHR-LSTM) through the country Lead/PI Dr Sabina Wakasiaka, it brought together all stakeholders from our participating sites/clusters across the country.

The Historic First Face-to-Face Meeting of ECC Teams in Nairobi and Helsinki

In an unprecedented collaboration, the Early Career Champions (ECC) teams from Nairobi and Helsinki conducted their first face-to-face meetings. This remarkable event, held simultaneously in two different locations, reflected the teams' shared commitment and enthusiasm to extend the ECC programme's legacy in ONE Health.

KAVI-Boardroom & Facility Tour, Nairobi

KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research Wins IAVI EQA Awards

KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR) was awarded the 2022 International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) External Quality Assessment (EQA) Awards For Tier 1 and Tier 2. This is the second year running that the Institute has won this prestigious award. It recognises the best-performing laboratories amongst their Clinical Research Centres in Africa.

Call for applications MENTEES (Cohort 2 - 2023)

“UANDISHI-Building Capacity for Writing Scientific Manuscripts” is an innovative and experiential training program in mentoring and scientific manuscript writing aimed at building capacity for writing scientific manuscripts, at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) University of Nairobi (UoN).  This program complements other training programs within FHS/UoN, and is hosted at KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research.