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World AIDS Vaccine Day - May 2015 

This years events took place at Kibira Sports Ground.

 World AIDS Vaccine Day, also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, is observed

annually on May 18. HIV vaccine advocates mark the day by promoting the

continued urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. They

acknowledge and thank the thousands of volunteers, community members, health

professionals, supporters and scientists who are working together to find a safe and

effective AIDS vaccine and urge the international community to recognize the

importance of investing in new technologies as a critical element of a

comprehensive response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

 This years’ occasion was graced by KAVI-ICR Deputy Director Prof. Walter Jaoko,

Representative to the Deputy County Commissioner Lang’ata Sub-County,

WAC Director and Area Chief. The team went for a community sensitization

walk and there after various entertainment groups from Kibra made various

presentations to sensitize the community on the importance of the day.


The Director and staff of KAVI – Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI – ICR) congregated at the Maanzoni Lodge Limited for a three day Strategic Planning meeting (24.07.2013 – 26.07.2013).

KAVI –ICR has been established(2013) as an Institute of the University of Nairobi out of the excellent research work undertaken previously by the Director ( Prof. O. Anzala) , Deputy Director ( Prof. W. Jaoko) and the entire staff of KAVI. The Institute headed by the current Director (Prof. O. Anzala) redefined its Vision, Mission, Core Values and its research agenda in line with the Institute’s expanded research mandate by analyzing its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The members further developed an inbuilt Monitoring and Evaluation tool for implementation purposes.


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