The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya operated under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in human health in Kenya. Currently, KEMRI operates under Legal Notice No. 35 of March 2021.
KEMRI has grown from its humble beginning over 40 years ago to become a regional leader in human health research.
The Institute currently ranks as one of the leading Centres of excellence in health research both in Africa as well as globally.
Our mission is to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building, innovation and service delivery.
12th Annual KASH conference
16th-18th February, 2022
KASH is the KEMRI Annual Scientific and Health Conference launched in 2010 with the mission to mainstream KEMRI’s scientific and health agenda by dissemination, sharing and digesting scientific outputs and other allied products including networking and strengthening partnerships and collaborations to Improve health and quality of life.
Projects areas include: epidemiology, behavioural and social sciences, nutrition, environmental/ occupational health, oral health, Health care financing, governance and leadership and service delivery
Projects areas include: maternal health, child health, adolescent health, STI’s, Gender Based Violence (GBV), infertility, sexual dysfunction, family planning, harmful traditional practices, aging and sexual and reproductive health, gender and human rights.
It involves conducting basic, clinical, operational, implementation and applied research in all matters related to non-communicable diseases that include Life styles diseases such as Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular problems, Drug and Substance abuse among others.