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UNITED STATES ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH DIRECTORATE-KENYA

 

 

  • Kisumu

  • Kisumu Field Station Hosts Clinical Trials Department is located in Kombewa , Basic Science and MDC in Kondele as well as Entomology/Vector Biology Unit and Malaria Drug Resistance (MDR) Laboratory in located in Kisian campus

 

  • Kericho

  • The USAMRU-K Kericho Field Station is based in Kericho, Kenya. This program is primarily funded through the Military HIV Research Program and PEPFAR with the focus of developing drugs and vaccines for HIV prevention and treatment....

 

         

                                                     20 years of Army research yields hope for malaria vaccine

Valecia Dunbar, Army Medicine

WASHINGTON - Reports of the successful trials that could lead to the world's first malaria vaccine led the headlines of international news outlets this past week. Hidden within the story line is the critical role of researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, or WRAIR, who have worked steadfastly for more than 20 years to help bring the vaccine to reality.

 

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USAMRU-D MISSION

  • Develop and test improved means for predicting, detecting, preventing, and treating infectious disease threats to U.S. military personnel and the host nation
  • Conduct surveillance, training, research, and response activities related to emerging infectious disease threats.
  • Partner in executing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).
  • Support the AFRICOM Commander’s Health Related Theater Security Cooperation activities through engagement of nations in the region in executing our mission.

 



 

USAMRU-K is located in Nairobi, Kenya on the campus of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and is one of five U.S. DoD overseas research laboratories.

The unit was provisionally established in 1969 at the invitation of the Kenya Government and was permanently established in 1973.

USAMRU-K Headquarters coordinates operations with the U.S. Embassy, Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché which includes

>the Kenya U.S. Liaison Office (KUSLO)/Defense Attaché Office (DAO),

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM),

U.S. Army Africa (USARAF),

the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and numerous Kenyan Ministries.

USAMRU-K collaborators include the Kenya Medical Research Institute, the Kenya Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, the Kenya Ministry of Medical Services, the Kenya Ministry of Defense, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Navy Medical Research Unit Number 3, Air Force Institute for Operational Health, DoD Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, National Institutes of Health, World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Makerere University (Uganda), University of Buea (Cameroon), University of California – San Diego, University of Washington, Uniformed Services University IDCRP, Case Western Reserve University, Boston University, Louisiana State University, University of Massachusetts, PATH, Malaria Vaccine Initiative, Gates Foundation, Glaxo SmithKline, Aeras, Sanofi, and Pfize .

The USAMRU-K Kisumu Field Station is based in Kisumu, Kenya located in Nyanza Province along Lake Victoria. The Kisumu Field Station consists of a Headquarters and five clinic and research departments to includes

Clinical Trials,

Basic Science, Malaria Diagnostics Center (MDC),

Entomology/Vector Biology Unit, and Malaria Drug Resistance (MDR) Laboratory.

The Kisumu Field Station Headquarters is located in Kondele and composed of three military officers (Director) and over 30 KEMRI contracted employees. The Kisumu Field Station Clinical Trials Department is located in Kondele with the main operational unit located in Kombewa at the Clinical Trials Center. The Clinical Trials Department is composed of one military officer and approximately 200 KEMRI contracted employees. The Kisumu Field Station Basic Science Department is located in Kondele and composed of one U.S. Embassy FSN (Lab Director), and approximately ten (10) KEMRI contracted employees. The Kisumu Field Station Malaria Diagnostics Center is located in Kondele and composed of one military officer and15 KEMRI contracted employees. The Kisumu Field Station Entomology/Vector Biology Unit is located in Kisian and composed of two military officers and approximately 12 KEMRI contracted employees. The Kisumu Field Station Malaria Drug Resistance (MDR) Laboratory is located in Kisian is composed of five KEMRI contracted employees. .

USAMRD-K is located in Nairobi, Kenya on the campus of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and is one of five U.S. DoD overseas research laboratories.

The unit was provisionally established in 1969 at the invitation of the Kenya Government and was permanently established in 1973. USAMRU-K Headquarters coordinates operations with the U.S. Embassy, Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché which includes the Kenya U.S. Liaison Office (KUSLO)/Defense Attaché Office (DAO), U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), U.S. Army Africa (USARAF), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and numerous Kenyan Ministries.

USAMRD-K collaborators include the Kenya Medical Research Institute, the Kenya Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, the Kenya Ministry of Medical Services, the Kenya Ministry of Defense, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Navy Medical Research Unit Number 3, Air Force Institute for Operational Health, DoD Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, National Institutes of Health, World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Makerere University (Uganda), University of Buea (Cameroon), University of California – San Diego, University of Washington, Uniformed Services University IDCRP, Case Western Reserve University, Boston University, Louisiana State University, University of Massachusetts, PATH, Malaria Vaccine Initiative, Gates Foundation, Glaxo SmithKline, Aeras, Sanofi, and Pfize .

The USAMRU-K Kisumu Field Station is based in Kisumu, Kenya located in Nyanza Province along Lake Victoria. The Kisumu Field Station consists of a Headquarters and five clinic and research departments to includes

Clinical Trials,

Clinical Trials,

Basic Science, Malaria Diagnostics Center (MDC),

Entomology/Vector Biology Unit, and Malaria Drug Resistance

(MDR) Laboratory.

Kisumu Field Station Headquarters is located in Kondele and composed of three military officers (Director) and over 30 KEMRI contracted employees. The Kisumu Field Station Clinical Trials Department is located in Kondele with the main operational unit located in Kombewa at the Clinical Trials Center. The Clinical Trials Department is composed of one military officer and approximately 200 KEMRI contracted employees. The Kisumu Field Station Basic Science Department is located in Kondele and composed of one U.S. Embassy FSN (Lab Director), and approximately ten (10) KEMRI contracted employees. The Kisumu Field Station Malaria Diagnostics Center is located in Kondele and composed of one military officer and15 KEMRI contracted employees. The Kisumu Field Station Entomology/Vector Biology Unit is located in Kisian and composed of two military officers and approximately 12 KEMRI contracted employees. The Kisumu Field Station Malaria Drug Resistance (MDR) Laboratory is located in Kisian is composed of five KEMRI contracted employees. .

The USAMRU-K Kericho Field Station is based in Kericho, Kenya. This program is primarily funded through the Military HIV Research Program and PEPFAR with the focus of developing drugs and vaccines for HIV prevention and treatment..

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