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Who We Are

We are a local non-governmental organization registered in Kenya in January 2003, with headquarters in Kisumu county, Kenya and regional offices in 9 counties. Our mission is to improve public health and development by promoting research and programs that leverage community resources. We implement biomedical, behavioral and structural HIV prevention programs and research in 25 of the 47 counties of Kenya, with funding from PEPFAR (through CDC and USAID), Global Fund, UCSF, National Institutes of Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, among other donors.



This division implements intervention programs/projects targeting the prevention, care and treatment of three diseases: HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. During the 2013-2022 period, IRDO implemented 16 programs targeting the three aforementioned diseases in 13 counties of Kenya


Conducting research has been the core of IRDO business since so far, it has undertaken numerous high-visibility research studies on HIV/AIDS. During 2013-2018 period, We conducted research division conducted a total of 17 studies of which 11 were completed and 6 are on-going. The division also participated in 11 conferences (national and internal) and published 76 manuscriptst

Business System

The BSD comprise of finance unit, administrative unit and
business development unit. Administrative Unit houses six departments: Human Resources, Information, Communication and Technology, Supply chain management (stores and procurement), Transport and Security

Business Development

This division is responsible for development business and provides strategic direction on new investments and business opportunities. The division exist as an IRDO affiliate (IRTHS) since 2018 and provides support to research, training and healthcare delivery services.


Our Mandate

To harness local, national and international resources to conduct research and implement programs in public health and development that are geared towards improving the health and well-being of local communities.

Our Vision

Empowered and Healthy Individuals and Communities

Our Mission

To improve public health and development by promoting research and programs that leverage community resource

Rael Owira

Human Resource Manager

Mike Ogera

Finance Manager

Our Values

Human Rights

We continue to respect and consider the rights of all research and program participants through voluntary decision-making and informed-consenting.


Community support and community participation


Deliver all services with integrity and without any form of bias through individualized responsibility and accountability.


Complement roles of other agencies/stakeholders, to continually foster and embrace collaboration and peer learning.​


Undertake activities through consistent devotion to excellence and best practices gained
from experience


Recognize and appreciates the key role technology plays in health, research and development and will continue to embrace latest technology to enhance efficiency in implementing its strategies

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Latest News

Solidarity Trial Vaccine (STV) to be rolled out

Solidarity Trial Vaccines (STV) is an international Phase 3 Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT) that will test the safety and efficacy of new promising covid-19 vaccines which will soon be rolled out following approval by Kenyatta National Hospital/University of Nairobi Ethics and Review Committee, Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board, and the National Council for Science and
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Testing an Intervention Designed by Female Adolescents and Young Women for Themselves – TuWashindi Study

According to Joyce Boke, the Study Coordinator, TuWashindi study is a youth-designed, multi-level intervention, randomized control study that will look at relationship-focused intervention to reduce gender-based violence and increase Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake among Kenyan adolescents and young women. The study will be conducted in Siaya County by Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO). The
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More men now referring themselves to HIV testing services through behavioral and biomedical interventions

Owete study is a Randomized Control Trial (RCT) that tests a combination of behavioral and biomedical interventions. The test intends to check if these two interventions can improve the HIV prevention and care cascade among men in Bondo sub-county fishing community. The study started in 2019 with preparations before being slowed down by the sudden
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