Research Projects

NRHS is currently conducting several research studies in the fields of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Our communicable diseases remit includes research in HIV, Sexually Transmitted infections, Hepatitis, Malaria, Pneumonia and Emerging infectious diseases e.g. COVID-19 while our non-communicable diseases remit includes Anaemia, Reproductive Health, Maternal Health, Mental Health, Alcohol, Drug and Substance addiction. Our research layout focuses on epidemiological studies, population health studies, drug clinical trials, vaccine clinical trials, device clinical trials and implementation science. We also have a robust centre of excellence majoring on research with the LGBTIQ community in a safe and responsive environment. Our research studies are conducted at the UNIM Research and Training Centre, Anza Mapema Centre of Excellence or various field sites within Kisumu, Siaya, Homabay and Vihiga Counties


Tatu Pamoja

This is a demonstration study to assess HIV-1 incidence and retention among HIV-negative men who have sex with men and transgender women in Kisumu, Nairobi, and Kilifi. Read more



This is a Randomized Controlled Trial of the Shauriana Intervention to Inte
grate PrEP, Sexual Health, and Mental Health Support for Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men in Kenya.Read more


This is a Cross-sectional Study of End User Preferences for HIV Prevention among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Nairobi, Kilifi. Read more

This is an Assessment of the eFficacy, the Onset-of-Action and the Safety of Tot’héma® in adults with moderate iron deficiency anaemia.Read more

This is a study aimed at Integrating molecular and microbiologic surveillance for antimicrobial resistant N. gonorrhoea for more effective containment in Kisumu, Kenya. Read more

Cups and Community Health (CaCHe)
This is a cluster randomised controlled trial of Menstrual cups and cash transfer to reduce sexual and reproductive harm and school dropout in adolescent schoolgirls in western Kenya. Read more

This is a study on the validation of a reusable, low-cost syringe extension device for the provision of paracervical analgesia during gynaecologic procedures. Read more