Brief History

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HISTORY SUMMARY

The University of Nairobi- Centre for HIV Prevention and Research (CHIVPR) at The College of Health Sciences was established in 2006 as a successor to the defunct Strengthening STD/HIV/AIDS Control Project in Kenya (STD Project.   Notwithstanding this was a progressive development.  The STD Project was a collaboration of the Universities of Nairobi AND Manitoba with funding by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) as an intervention targeting the STD/HIV/AIDS vulnerable groups more specifically Female sex workers and their clients in Kenya.  In the fifteen-year period of its existence between 1990 and 2006, the STD Project recorded impressive results in its areas of operations and in the process amassed a credible body of knowledge and skills. It is for this reason that its work needed to be continued when the funding for the STD Project came to an end and for that matter institutionalize this body of knowledge and skills in the centre.

 

The centre continues to carry out it training and community intervention activities.  As a research Centre within the University of Nairobi,  CHIVPR aims to build capacity for rigorous health, social and behavioral science research on HIV/AIDS.  In addition interpreting this to HIV and AIDS Preventative, care, treatment and support for the Most At Risk Population (MARPS).  The centre will be responsive to those it serves.  More specifically, customer focus and engagement with the community and other stakeholders. 

The Strategic Plan spells out the vision, Mission and Objectives of CHIVPR

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