Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) officials Dr. Thandi Onami and Dr. Susan Barnett visited the KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research and were welcomed by Dr. Marianne Mureithi (Chair of the Department of Med Microbiology & Immunology and Ag Director KAVI-ICR), Prof. Omu Anzala, Dr. Daniel Muema, Dr. Robert Langat, Dr. Terry Muhomah,Dr Michael Mutua, Dr. Charity Muriuki, Dr. Kariuki Njaanake and Matrona Akiso and Chair of the Department Human Anatomy and Physiology, Prof. Moses Obimbo. The team was also joined by Dr. Aloysious Ssemaganda of the University of Manitoba.
The University of Nairobi gave an overview of ongoing work in HIV Vaccine Discoveries and identified research gaps that can accelerate the innovation of an effective HIV Vaccine. BMGF is nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. BMGF focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. It is based in Seattle, Washington and led by CEO Mark Suzman, under the direction of co-chairs Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates and the board of trustees.