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Study Faults Eating Habits of Kenya's Pregnant Women

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A new study released Wednesday, 7th September 2016 by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) affirms that micronutrient deficiencies remains a major public health concern among women from diverse settings in Nairobi-Kenya.

The study by researchers from the Institute’s Centre for Public Health Research on the status of Iron, Zinc, Vitamins A and D nutritional knowledge & Dietary practices among pregnant women in Nairobi, Kenya confirms fears that more needs to be done to prevent and treat not just the deficiencies, but also the dietary needs of households.


KEMRI Triumph at Mombasa International ASK Show

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His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta presents a trophy to KEMRI's Head of Corporate Mr Davis Mkoji, shortly after KEMRI won the Best Health Sector Stand at the Mombasa International ASK Show.

History was made when the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) registered its sterling performance yet at an International exhibition at the Mombasa International ASK show.

Judges at the 2016 annual showcase reaffirmed the Institute’s status as a powerhouse in medical health research when they awarded it four trophies the Best Health Sector Stand, the Best Manufacturers Stand, the Second Best Stand in Research and the third Best Overall Stand


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KEMRI has six (6) Main Programmes aligned to the KEMRI Strategic Master paln and the Vision 2030.

Upcoming Conferences

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The 10th Annual Neglected Tropical Diseases Conference, scheduled for Dec 8th-9th, 2016, Nairobi.

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Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Kenya , 25 million Kenyans are at risk of malaria and it accounts for 30-50% of all outpatient attendance and 20% of all admissions to health facilities.

Ebola Virus

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Researchers at the Kemri-wellcome trust in Kilifi Kenya have completed the enromllment in a trial of a vaccine designed to protect against ebola.