December 3, 2021

Kenya Biovax Institute (KBI) Limited has new leadership

The newly appointed leadership of the Kenya Biovax Institute (KBI) Limited held a special consultative meeting with the Kenya Multi-Agency, Multi- Sectorial Committee of Human Vaccine […]
November 18, 2021

KEMRI Study Finds Single-dose HPV vaccine highly effective

Results of randomized controlled trial in Kenya bring new energy to eliminate cervical cancer worldwide. In the push to eliminate cervical cancer, researchers delivered hopeful news […]
November 2, 2021

KEMRI Hosts First Stakeholders’ Meeting for Local Human Vaccine Production

Kenya’s journey towards manufacturing of human vaccines in Kenya will soon be realized after the Government established a company named the Kenya Biovax Institute Ltd, the […]
October 27, 2021

First Unique Miraa Scientific Conference held at University of Nairobi

The first unique National Scientific Conference on Khat (Miraa) convened by the Meru County Government and KEMRI and hosted by the University of Nairobi was held […]
October 25, 2021

KEMRI hosts the COVID-19 Drug Development Consortium

A new consortium targeting research and development of COVID-19 drugs in Kenya has been birthed. The nascent consortium that brings together five local Universities and KEMRI […]
October 25, 2021

Cabinet Secretary Health Mutahi Kagwe Inaugurates KEMRI Board

The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Health, Hon (Sen). Mutahi Kagwe today (25th October 2021) officially inaugurated the new KEMRI Board of Directors at a colourful ceremony […]
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 […]