University of Nairobi (UoN) Center of Excellence in HIV Medicine (COEHM)


The University of Nairobi’s Centers of Excellence in HIV Medicine is a follow on to
the UON PACT COE project implemented from 2010 to 2016. It is a five years project (Oct 2016
to Sep 2021) supporting Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), Pumwani Maternity Hospital (PMH),
Center for Respiratory Disease Research-Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI-CRDR) and
UON KAVI to enhance their capacity to provide high quality HIV prevention and treatment
services with the goal of reducing new HIV infections, HIV-related morbidity and mortality; and
supporting the national HIV response to grow a competent indigenous workforce of experts in HIV
service delivery and advanced clinical care to sustain the HIV response beyond external support.
KNH and PMH are both pioneer national referral facilities in Kenya with KNH managing a large
proportion of ART experienced patients with severe and/or complicated HIV infection including
countrywide referrals.


US Government – President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
through CDC

Principal Investigator
Dr. Jared Mecha