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Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya operated under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research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

14th KEMRI Annual Scientific and Health Conference
(KASH)

14th-16th February, 2024

Theme:

Harnessing Biomedical
Research Innovations and Big Data for Health System Resilience, Local Manufacturing and Commercialization

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

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INFECTIOUS & PARASITIC DISEASES

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

NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

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DAILY NEWS

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KEMRI renews collaboration with CDC in Atlanta.

KEMRI today renewed their five-year Memorandum of Understanding with CDC, that will continue enhancing cutting edge research activities in Kenya

Mind Matters: The Mental Health Month

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month; a time dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues.

High Levels of Carbon Monoxide reported in Nairobi comparable to Rural Homes

The study underscores the urgent need to address household air pollution in urban settings

Mapping a Strategic Road Map for the Institute

The KEMRI Board of Directors, senior management and stakeholders concluded a six-day retreat held in Naivasha from 13th – 18th May, 2024 with an objective to […]

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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

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