In line with its mandate, KEMRI has developed very useful linkages with the following local, regional and international institutions.
Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research -Accra, Ghana
National Institute of Medical Research, Dar es salam, Tanzania
Ethiopia Health and Nutrition Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Virus Research Institute,
Makerere University Medical School, Kampala, Uganda
University of Zambia Medical School, Lusaka, Zambia
Blair Research Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe
Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
International Recognition in the Promotion of Global Health Research Initiatives
Regional laboratory capacity building in operation research under the East African Public Health Laboratory networking project (EAPHLN).
WHO designated International Training Center to implement capacity strengthening training courses to support Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) control Programmes.
WHO designated Centre of excellence in Malaria, Nutrition and Virology World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for HIV/AIDS, Tropical Diseases
Research, Polio Immunization, Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and Anti-Microbial Resistance (WHO-NET).
USA National Research Council recognized training institute for postdoctoral and senior research awards
The Africa Regional headquarters for Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi).
Africa’s regional center for International Union against TB and Lung Diseases, the International Union against Cancers and the Global Health Initiative on Climate Change and Health.
Africa Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) Centre of Excellence in the Manufacturing and Development of Diagnostic Kits and as a Centre of excellence for HIV Operational research.
A designated “Good Clinical Practice Centre” for Clinical Trials.
Global Centre of Excellence in Parasite Control under Hashimoto Initiative Programme.
Regional Headquarters for Emerging and Re-Emerging Disease and Climate Change & Health
Internationally, KEMRI also collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Walter Reed Army Institute of Medical Research, Welcome Trust-UK, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), British Medical Research Council, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, and World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO) among others.