CENTRE FOR INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES CONTROL RESEARCH (CIPDCR) BUSIA
The Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases Control Research (CIPDCR) is one of the 12 centers of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). It was established in 1947 as the Alupe leprosarium hospital when the government of Kenya set up a hospital for this purpose in Alupe. The mandates of the Alupe leprosarium included:
Management of leprosy as a referral centre for this disease in East Africa
Research on leprosy and other skin diseases
The first director East Africa Leprosy Research Centre was Dr. James Ross Ines. He served between January 1954 and January 1957. He previously acted as the inter-territorial leprologist between June 1947 and December 1953. The second Director of the East Africa Leprosy Research Centre was Dr. John Michael Baring Garred he served between January 1957 and January 1963. The third director was Dr. Charles McConachy Ross who served between January 1963 and 24th June 1964. The fourth director was Dr. Yona Otsyula who served between 1964 and 1977.
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.
- Clinical services: The center offers both normal and specialized clinical services such as skin diseases treatment. It is also engaged in Patient management, pharmacy services, laboratory services, counselling and testing services.
- Establishing partnerships and collaborations to support Centre’s operations;
- Linking development partners with identified strategic projects/programs;
- Coordinating the Implementation of funding programs and maintaining their impact READMORE.