October 21, 2021

Meru University seeks to partner with KEMRI

Meru University of Science & Technology (MUST) is keen to work with KEMRI to help the academic institution strengthen its bio-medical research training. The University leadership, […]
October 20, 2021

Kemri develops bilharzia rapid test kit

By Leon Lidigu, Health Reporter, Nation Media Group Scientists at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) are putting final touches on the first bilharzia rapid testing kit […]
October 5, 2021

Forum to Strengthen Regional Laboratory Capacity opens at KEMRI

Seven regional countries of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and host Kenya, are participating in this year’s KEMRI/JICA Third Country Training Programme (TCTP) which […]
September 29, 2021


At least three hundred residents of Kiambu County benefitted from the first-ever specialized medical camp mounted on Saturday, 25th, September 2021 by the Kenya Medical Research […]
September 28, 2021

Dr Monique Wasunna feted for exemplary work in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

Dr. Monique Wasunna, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) Africa Regional Office Director has been decorated with the second highest award in France, the French National […]
September 22, 2021

Equity Donates 1.2 Million Worth Of PPEs to KEMRI

KEMRI’s response to COVID-19 pandemic receives a major short in the arm after Equity Bank Group donated medical grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) valuated at Ksh. […]
September 16, 2021

Research Boost as state of-the-art facilities are unveiled

The Cabinet Secretary of Health, Hon. (Sen.) Mutahi Kagwe officially commissioned newly renovated state-of the-art-bio-medical laboratories at the Central Laboratory Complex at the Kenya Medical Research […]
July 22, 2021

President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils the first locally developed Malaria Test Kit at the KEMRI

President Uhuru Kenyatta today (22nd July 2021) officially unveiled the first locally Developed Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) Kit at the KEMRI, Kilifi Centre. The rapid […]
July 13, 2021


The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) has initiated a third clinical trial of Ujiplus, a fortified herbal formulation among children infected with schistosomiasis in Mbita, Homa […]
June 24, 2021

KEMRI Launched 4 COVID Related Products in Kenya

The Institute has launched four (4) COVID-19 related products that will be a game-changer in the fight against the pandemic in the country and region. The […]
June 23, 2021

KEMRI offers Specialized Medical Services to Taveta Residence

Members of the public turned up in large numbers for the first time ever four- day KEMRI- Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) free medical camp at […]
June 23, 2021

Parliament recommends 50B for KEMRI

The Departmental Committee on Health in the National Assembly has recommended that the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) be allocated Ksh 50 billion annually so as […]
March 22, 2021

AAS: KEMRI’s Dr. Ochodo among Africa’s Promising Researchers

KEMRIs Research Scientist, Dr. Eleanor Ochodo-Opondo is among 40 promising researchers on the African continent selected by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) during its sixth […]
March 17, 2021

KEMRI’s DG receives COVID-19 Vaccine jab

KEMRI ‘s Acting Director General, Prof. Sam Kariuki received his Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine jab this Tuesday, 16th March 2021 at Mbagathi Hospital KEMRI is part of […]
March 5, 2021


The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health has appointed Prof. Samuel Kariuki, Director, Research and Development at KEMRI as the Acting Director General KEMRI, replacing Prof. Yeri […]
January 28, 2021

KEMRI Hosts High-level Bilateral Agreement Meeting between Kenya and UK

The Institute was chosen as the venue for a key bilateral agreement between Kenya and the United Kingdom last Wednesday, 20th, January, 2021 when the visiting […]
December 10, 2020

Prof. Yeri Kombe awarded by Japanese Government

Prof. Yeri Kombe, Director General, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) was among the four prominent personalities that were awarded the Japanese Ambassador’s Commendation by the Japanese Ambassador to Kenya H.E. HORIE […]
November 20, 2020

JICA honours KEMRI for COVID-19 Work

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) has been awarded the annual JICA President Award for its contribution to diagnostics and research in human health especially during […]
September 7, 2020

JICA Kits to boost COVID-19 testing

KEMRI’s COVID-19 testing capacity received a shot in the arm after the Japanese government donated 500 COVID-19 PCR kits to be used to carry out about […]
September 7, 2020

Supply of KEMrub Sanitizers to support Community Health Works COVID-19 Contact Tracing & prevention

The Africa CDC turned to KEMrub Hand sanitizers to facilitate Community Health Workers (CHWs) involved in COVID-19 contact tracing and prevention efforts The 2,100 Liters commodity, […]