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Participants of the Third Country Training Program (TCTP)

KEMRI scientists must now intensify innovation of its research output in order to benefit not just Kenyans, but humanity in general, the chairman of KEMRI Board of Management, Dr. Napthali Agata has challenged.

He said that while the scientists have managed to generate significant research findings that is appropriately communicated on various platforms and publications, few are innovated into products or services.

“Our research output is indisputable, this is why KEMRI has been voted as number one research Institute in Africa by Scimago in 2019, we must now get into the next phase of innovation,” he said during the official opening of the KEMRI – JICA Third Country Training Programme (TCTP) workshop on the evening of Tuesday, 1st, October, 2019, at the KEMRI Training Centre in Nairobi.
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Dr. Kinyanjui poses for a picture RSTMH President, Prof. Sarah Rowland-Jones shortly after being awarded the RSTMH Excellency Award Medal.

A KEMRI researcher is the recipient of this year’s prestigious Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) award. Dr. Samson Kinyanjui was declared the winner of the 2019 Chalmers Medal Award for his contribution in capacity building of young researchers not just in Kenya, but throughout the African continent.

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KEMRI Researcher carrying out Research at one of KEMRIs Laboratories.

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is ranked the top health research institution in Africa in terms of health research output, according to the authoritative global information analytics giant, Scimago Lab.

The Institute out performed its contemporaries, the Medical Research Council (MRC) of South Africa, University College Hospital of Ibadan, Nigeria and the National Medical Research Institute (NIMRI) of Tanzania in the just released 2019 rankings by Scimago Lab carried out in conjunction with Elsevier, technologically-based company offering innovative solutions to improve the Scientific Visibility and Online Reputation.

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KEMRIs Stand at the Agricultural Society of Kenya show in Mkomani Grounds, Mombasa County.

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) has been awarded two awards at the Mombasa International Trade & Agricultural Show held at the Coastal city of Mombasa.

The Institute topped in The Best Display and Services in the Health Sector and Pharmaceuticals and The Best Display and Services in the Research and Development at the annual regional fate.

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Herbal Medicine vs Modern Medicine

Prof. Jennifer Orwa of Centre for Traditional Medicine and Drug Research, KEMRI discussing on Herbal Medicine

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KEMRI Human DNA Identification Laboratory offers DNA testing services in the area of family relationship testing and Forensic DNA Testing. Read More