The Centre for Global Health Research, Kenya

Logo of The Centre for Global Health ResearchThe Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) is a Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) facility located in western Kenya. Since it was established in 1984, the CGHR has furthered research on infectious diseases of medical importance. The CGHR has a rich history in cutting-edge research focused on clinical efficacy of drugs for the treatment of tropical diseases, emergence of drug and vector resistance, epidemiology, immunology, molecular biology, genetics, vector biology, and climate and human health. Researchers have pursued characterization of malaria vaccine candidate antigens, malaria vaccine trials, malaria in pregnancy and children, the interaction of malaria and HIV-1, schistosomiasis, intestinal helminthes, HIV/AIDS and its impact on the community, HIV interaction with other infectious diseases, tuberculosis, and reproductive health. The CGHR has been a central partner with Dr. Perkins at UNM since establishing the research and training partnership in Kenya 14 years ago.

The Site Director

Dr. John Michael Ong’echa, Principle Research Officer.

Site-based mentors:

George AyodoPicture of George Ayodo, Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology School of Health Sciences




Collins OumaPicture of Collins Ouma, Professor, Maseno University School of Public Health and Community Development

Prof. Collins Ouma is the Program Leader, Health Challenges and Systems within the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), where he leads amongst other things translation of research evidence to policy. His research focuses on public health, genetic, and environmental factors that predisposes the human populations to both infectious and non-infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.


Picture of Michael GicheruMichael Gicheru, Associate Professor, Kenyatta University
Stephen Munga, Director and Chief Research Officer