We are committed to excellence and highest standards of professionalism. We are committed to improving the quality of human health through research, capacity building, innovation and service delivery that is consistently meets and exceeds the needs and expectations of our customers. Quality Policy Statement The motto of the Institute is "In Search of Better Health" We rank as one of the leading Centres of excellence in health research both in Africa as well as globally. Our vision is to be a leading Centre of Excellence in Research for Human Health
Layer-834-425x465
Layer-835-335x300

WHO WE ARE

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Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya operated under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in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.

13th Annual KASH conference

15th-17th February, 2023

Theme:

Rethinking strategic research-for-health through partnerships, innovation, evidence generation, and knowledge sharing in post-pandemic recovery era

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.

OUR SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMES

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Projects areas include: Vaccine Development, Diagnostics, Genetic Engineering, Bioin-formatics…

PUBLIC HEALTH & HEALTH SYSTEMS

Projects areas include: epidemiology, behavioural and social sciences, nutrition, environmental/ occupational health, oral …

SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE ADOLESCENT & CHILD HEALTH

Projects areas include: maternal health, child health, adolescent health, STI’s, Gender Based Violence (GBV), infertility, sexual…

NATURAL PRODUCTS & DRUG DEVELOPMENT

We craft unique digital experiences. With more than 7 years of expertise we design and code clean…

INFECTIOUS & PARASITIC DISEASES

IPDRP focuses on the following sub-disciplines: Virology, Bacteriology, Mycology, Helminthology, Neglected Tropical Diseases and Zoonotic diseases…

NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

We craft unique digital experiences. With more than 7 years of expertise we design and code clean

DAILY NEWS

LATEST POSTS

NEW INITIATIVE FOR CLEAN AIR LAUNCHED AT KEMRI

New Clean Energy Research Initiative was launched on Tuesday, 23rd November, 2022 to address the burden of non-communicable diseases caused by household air pollution in sub-Sahara […]

Pleased Bill Gates Pledges to Continue Funding Research at KEMRI

American business magnet and philanthropist, Mr. Bill Gates has visited the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and held discussions with some of the country’s leading research […]

KEMRI AFRICA’S DESIGNATED AS THE SUB-SAHARA CENTRE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER (IARC)

The Institute has been designated as the collaborating Centre for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to support capacity building for cancer registries in […]

Collaborators and partners

Social Media Wall

YOUTUBE FEED

REPORT CORRUPTION

The Kenya Medical Research Institute upholds high standards of Integrity. We do not condone any form of bribery and/or corruption. Report all cases and/or incidences of bribery and corruption here

Skip to content