CENTRE FOR VIRUS RESEARCH (CVR) NAIROBI

CENTER FOR VIRUS RESEARCH

ABOUT US

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)
  6. Viral Diarrhea
  7. Human Papilloma Viruses
  8. Influenza and other Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs)
  9. Level 3 Containment Facility (BSL3)
  10. Cold Room

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

  • Acute arboviruses & hemorrhagic fevers: epidemiology, surveillance, outbreak investigations and control.
  • Influenza and other Influenza and other Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI), epidemiology, diagnosis, etiology, management, outbreak investigations and control.
  • Viral diarrhea: studies on etiology, epidemiology, management and control; vaccine trials and molecular characterization.
  • Viral hepatitis: epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, outbreak investigations and control.
  • Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) diseases (Polio and Measles: Support AFP-Polio and measles surveillance and eradication programs, vaccine potency evaluation, Polio environmental surveillance.
  • 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

  • Innovativeness
  • Excellence
  • Customer Focus
  • Team Work
  • Mentorship
  • Uprightness and integrity

Dr. Joel Lutomiah, PhD

CONTACTS

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

0729747388

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P.O. Box 54628-00200 Nairobi

Email: Director@cvr.org

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