University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases

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Tropical and Infectious diseases remain the major causes of morbidity and mortality in our region. In children, measles, diarrhea, malaria and acute respiratory infections kill millions worldwide whereas in adults, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, parasitic and other protozoal infections, tuberculosis and malignancies associated with viral infections are major health concerns.

The main impediments to the control of these diseases range from financial constrains to logistical limitations. The ultimate control can be achieved through further research on identifying effective intervention and control strategies which are fully integrated with other health programmes.
The University of Nairobi Institute for Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID) was established in 2003 to harness research and initiate training programmes geared towards management and control of infectious diseases.

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