CIDEIM has received various acknowledgements for our work and research results, including:

  • Collaborating Center of the PanAmerican Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/OMS) for Leishmanisais since 1993, with the most recent renewal in 2011.
  • National Alejandro Ángel Escobar Award for the Sciences in 1993.
  • The José Celestino Mutis Medal awarded by the Ministry of Health in 1994 recognizing the contributions in the prevention and management of leishmaniasis.
  • Center of Excellence or Center of Category A1 in the evaluations conducted by Colciencias since 1996.
  • “El Colombiano Ejemplar” Award in the category of science and technology institution granted by the newspaper El Colombiano in 2004.
  • The “Santiago de Cali” Medal awarded by the Chamber of Commerce in 2004.
  • Commendation “Orden Independencia Vallecaucana” granted by the Honorable Departmental Assembly of Valle del Cauca in 2004.


In order to guarantee the quality of our services, CIDEIM maintains the following certifications:

  • The area of Laboratory Product and Services is certified by INVIMA for the production of in-vitro diagnostic reagents under sanitary conditions.
  • Institutional certification in Good Clinical Practices granted by INVIMA in 2011.