CoReS is a CNHR sponsored initiative intended to nurture, develop and strengthen multi-institutional collaboration in Kenya to optimize the national research for health environment, enabling institutions to improve their research training and mentoring programmes and better provide research products or outputs that can inform and influence policy. The four CNHR coReS attract considerable support for research, training and infrastructure upgrade with the long term aim of transforming them into regionally and internationally recognized hubs for research and training aligned to Kenya’s strategic vision for the health of its people.


The CoReS are generally well structured institutional collaborative partnerships involving public or private universities with research institutes that emphasize mutual sharing of available resources (both equipment and infrastructure) for problem solving.

The four CNHR CoReS Principal Investigators are:

Community of Excellence for Research in Neglected Vector Borne & Zoonotic Diseases (CERNVec)

C/o International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology- icipe

P.O Box 30772 – 00100 GPO

Nairobi, Kenya

Centre for Research in Therapeutic Sciences (CREATES)

C/o Strathmore University

O. Box 59857 – 00200 City Square

Nairobi, Kenya

Health Services, Implementation Research and Clinical Excellence Collaboration (SIRCLE)

C/o KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme

P.O. Box 43640 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Centre of Research Excellence in Health Systems Strengthening (CREHSS)

Great Lakes University Kisumu (GLUK)

C/o P.O. Box 2224 – 40100

Kisumu, Kenya

RLGA-09-001/012 (SR): Dr. Thomas Kariuki (PhD; FAAS)