Moi University Clinical Research Centre (MUCRC) is located at the Chandaria Cancer and Chronic Diseases Centre, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), Eldoret, Kenya and has about 60 clinicians and researchers.
MUCRC was established as a Clinical Research Site (CRS) for the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Network by the Division of AIDS (DAIDS), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the United States. In December 2008, it became a CRS for the United States Military HIV Research Program (US MHRP).
MUCRC has implemented several ACTG (DAIDS-funded) randomized clinical trials as well as non-DAIDS-funded protocols sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry, the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Public Health Evaluation (PHE) among others. MUCRC has supported a total of 19 clinical trials to completion and currently has five active trials. This has mostly been in the fields of HIV, TB, Malaria and Covid-19.
MUCRC operates in partnership with the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH). It is one of the largest HIV care and treatment programs in Kenya covering North Rift and Western regions providing an excellent catchment area for research participants.