IHRC Kenya Limited brings the robust qualifications and stellar reputation of IHRC to the East African Region. Services include program management, logistical support for public health surveillance, study design, vaccine efficacy studies, data management, and evaluation of public health programs.
While supporting work in Kenya, IHRC, Inc. identified the need for a locally based entity that could efficiently hire Kenyan nationals to provide high quality program support services for national and international public health agencies operating in Kenya and East Africa. This led to the establishment of IHRC Kenya Limited.
IHRC Kenya plays a critical role in influenza and respiratory disease sentinel surveillance throughout Kenya, working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Kenya), the Kenya Ministry of Health, and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).
IHRC Kenya staff are responsible for identifying patients in hospitals with severe acute respiratory infections. Patients are screened and if they meet the case definition, both laboratory samples and epidemiological data are systematically collected and forwarded to KEMRI for analysis. Weekly data reports are generated by KEMRI and shared with all team members of the surveillance program. In addition to monitoring influenza and respiratory disease burden in Kenya, the surveillance program also plays a critical role in identifying and monitoring new and emerging influenza subtypes that may facilitate the prevention of future global influenza pandemics.
With a robust portfolio of demonstrated success stories, IHRC Kenya is committed to public health excellence and creating a sustainable presence that is locally supported in Kenya and the East African Region.
About IHRC, Inc.
Founded in 2007, IHRC, Inc. is an international consulting and professional services corporation that specializes in supporting federal and state government organizations, international public health organizations, and private companies.
IHRC offers a robust profile of services spanning the areas of Science and Health, Information Management, Management Consulting, Bioinformatics, and Global Health. IHRC's largest client is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
For more information about IHRC, Inc., please visit www.ihrc.com.
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