P3 lab


Mandera Centre has been established with the mission and goal of preventing, protecting and managing the spread of communicable and infectious diseases and other health threats, whether they originate overseas or within.


Our mission is to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building, innovation and service delivery


Our vision is to be a leading centre of excellence in research for human health


(i) To strengthen surveillance, prevention, and control of zoonoses in both humans and animals

(ii) To conduct applied research at the human-animal-ecosystem interface

(iii) Surveillance of communicable diseases,

(iv) Coordinate Mandera’s response to epidemics, pandemics and other threats;

(v) Oversee the development and implementation of the Mandera Strategy on Antimicrobial Resistance, coordinating with State and Territory surveillance initiatives, and linking into international antimicrobial resistance (AMR) response initiatives;

(vi) Promote and track vaccination levels within the community; and

(vii) Build vital relationships with other similar national disease control organizations, within the near and other geographic regions, to ensure the effective coordinated management of existing and emerging disease threats affecting the region. Such disease threats may involve diseases such as multi-resistant TB or potential new diseases such as RVF, Chikungunya and brucellosis.

(viii) To apply modern science and biotechnology to discover, develop, and improve tools and strategies for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of human diseases.

(ix) To provide specialized laboratory services, expertise and resources to the scientific community and the public for patient care, research and training.

Research Support Stations

Mandera Field Station

To properly ensure proper coordination of Research, one (1) field station, at Mandera will be established to coordinate field work for sample collections and will be the main reference point for community engagement and community entry, sample sorting and analysis and liaison with the County Department.

Ongoing Projects


Ongoing Projects


Contact Info

Kenya Medical Research Institute Headquarters,

Nairobi. off Mbagathi way,

P.O BOX 20778 – 00200 Nairobi

Tel: 2720781