UNITID is the first institute established in the College of Health Sciences of the University of Nairobi. It joined the Schools of Medicine, Dental Sciences, Pharmacy and later the School of Nursing Sciences which are under College. The institute is located at the Kenyatta National Hospital compound on the old Mbagathi Road off Ngong Road. Recently, the Institute’s offices consisting the Director’s, Deputy Director’s the Administrator’s and the Accountant’s moved to the 1st Floor of the new building which was officially handed over to the Kenyan Minister of Health by the Canadian Minister of Health on the 19th January 2007.
The new building referred to as the UNITID building is situated behind the College Library next to the Kenyatta National Hospital mortuary. It also houses international research collaborative groups as well as 21 specialized laboratories including the Level – 3 bio-containment emerging pathogens laboratory.