Center for research in
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases in eastern and central Africa

Center for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases

The Center for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID) in Nairobi, Kenya, was created to address emerging infectious diseases in eastern and central Africa.  

As part of WSU’s Global Health – Kenya, our scientists and global partners conduct research to characterize new pathogens, develop diagnostic reagents, and support clinical and socio-cultural research to implement more effective prevention and control measures for emerging infectious diseases.

The center will address significant knowledge gaps in current research regarding what drives disease emergence, while considering high human density, diversity of wildlife species, and forest vegetation as key factors.

CREID partners

Local, regional, and international partners are critical to the center’s success.

  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri
  • Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
  • Institute of Tropical Medicine-Antwerp, Belgium
  • University of Nairobi
  • Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

About the center

The center is made possible by $7.6 million in funding over five years from the United States’ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a network of 10 centers worldwide.


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