K-IRDO

Clinical Research Site

About Us

We are local non-governmental organization registered in Kenya in January 2003 (#OP.218/051/2002/0159/2403), with headquarters in Kisumu, western Kenya and regional offices in 7 counties. IRDO has implemented over 15 programs and over 40 research studies focusing mainly on HIV prevention, care and treatment, Malaria and TB with funding from PEPFAR through CDC, Global Fund through AMREF and KRCS, National Institutes of Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among other donors.

Our Mission

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

Clinic Set-Up

The centre occupies an area of approximately 84 metres by 46metres (3,864m2) that also houses Tuungane Hospital which offers the following services:

Out-Patient Services

InPatient Services

Laboratory

Pharmacy

Operating thetre

Maternal, antenatal, Post natal Wards

General male and female wards

Paedreatic wards

Laboratory

Our ISO 15189:2012 certified, Class E Laboratory is registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board Laboratory and is also accredited by the Kenya National Accreditation Services (KENAS)

It is well-equipped to facilitate various functions, including:

  • A Cepheid 4 module GeneXpert Dx®System Version 6.2 POCT Analyzer: used for conducting viral load assessments, screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), tuberculosis tests and performing HIV confirmatory testing.
  • A 5-part Hematology analyser
  • A Biochemistry analyser: suitable for routine biochemistry tests and cardiac enzyme analyses
  • Chemiluminescence Immunoassay analyser (CLIA): used to analyse a wide range of infectious diseases, tumor markers, thyroid tests, and various other diagnostic assessments.
  • Biosafety cabinet Class IIA
  • A -80°C freezer capable of accommodating up to 10,000 cryovials of samples equipped with a Continuous Temperature Monitoring Device
  •  A -20°C freezer and a (2-8) °C refrigerator, equipped with a Continuous Temperature Monitoring Device
  •  A -20°C freezer and a (2-8) °C refrigerator, equipped with a Continuous Temperature Monitoring Device
  • Biosafety cabinet Class IIA
  • A -80°C freezer capable of accommodating up to 10,000 cryovials of samples equipped with a Continuous Temperature Monitoring Device
  •  A -20°C freezer and a (2-8) °C refrigerator, equipped with a Continuous Temperature Monitoring Device

Pharmacy

The K-IRDO CRS pharmacy habours a robust and versatile infrastructure that includes: 

  • Biosafety cabinet Class IIA
  • Refrigerator for  maintaining temperatures of between 2°C and 8°C
  • Freezer set at -25°C
  • Ultra-low freezers of upto  -80°C
  • Room temperature monitor thermometers
  • Air conditioning units to maintain a consistent temperature range of  between 18°C an 25°C

Our Location

We located off Kisumu – Kakamega Highway along Mito jura Road next to Kibuye catholic Church

P.O.BOX
9171 Kisumu
Email: kcrs@impact-rdo.org