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.

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


Date: 24th to 26th May 2022
Conference Theme
Strengthening Research Ethics Capacity and Networks

Jointly hosted by:
• European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
• University of Nairobi (UoN)
• The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI)
• Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)

Imagine a world with a HIV vaccine.

 A world where millions of HIV/AIDS infections are prevented. Well, imagine no more because scientists are now fast-tracking the development of an efficient HIV vaccine. 

While a HIV vaccine may not  directly benefit people living with HIV, scientists at the Kenya Aids Vaccine Initiative (KAVI) told Healthy Nation that it will eventually offload the burden on persons requiring lifelong treatment through antiretroviral drugs.  

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CEPI Community Engagement Activites

A Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a common mechanism used to promote community engagement in clinical research. At KAVI-ICR, CAB represents a formal community advisory mechanism by which communities can have a direct impact on research efforts. This is reflected historically by the response to the AIDS pandemic in which communities have played an important role in shaping the prevention, care, and research agendas, in dialogue with scientists and policymakers.

Kick off for University of Helsinki - University of Nairobi strategic partnership

The University of Helsinki and the University of Nairobi are joining their forces and forging a strategic partnership to solve some of the most pressing challenges of our times. In this kick off event that marks the beginning of the collaboration, Rector Sari Lindblom and Vice-Chancellor Stephen Kiama open the event and sign the collaboration agreement.