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A word from the head of the Clinical Trials Facility
We are delighted to welcome you to our site. At the Clinical Trials Facility, quality standards are our obsession and we do go out of our way to ensure that this is reflected in all aspects of our work. The CTF enjoys the very rare privilege of being set in custom designed, state of the art buildings and endowed with the most wonderful group of hard working individuals one could dream of.
Please take time to run through the various sections of this site which will be revealing, but it is only the tip of the iceberg. We are situated on the hospital grounds of the rural District of Kilifi. Thanks to ICH-GCP, location does not matter anymore in research, but rather the quality of the work that is done.
Our business is to ensure that all clinical trials bearing the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme logo meet the globally acceptable standards for conducting clinical trials. Our scientists leading the various fields of research are indeed world class, and have contributed significantly to current scientific evidence in field of tropical disease epidemiology, fluid management, care for the severely ill child, nutritional aspects as well a respiratory disease. When any of these programmes have need for conducting clinical trials, they come to the CTF. We also conduct clinical trials supported by external collaborators such as pharmaceutical industry, universities and other philanthropies.
At CTF we offer expertise for the design, regulatory/ethical aspects, implementation, monitoring and clinical data management. With a pool of experienced study coordinators, clinical monitors and data managers, we ensure that all aspects of an individual study comply to GCP and local regulatory requirements. We have recently implemented an quality assurance programme that ensures that we have a structured framework for maintaining our quality standards. We are also proud of the complement of clinical laboratories that are GCLP accredited.
Please come visit us whenever your road leads to the coast of Kenya.
Dr Patricia Njuguna
Acting Head of the Clinical Trials Facility