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Health and Interior & Coordination of National Government Cabinet Secretaries Day at KEMRI

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This is my point: Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Cabinet Secretary Hon. Joseph Nkaissery (right) stresses a point as his Ministry of Health colleague, Dr. Cleopa Mailu (centre) and Acting Director KEMRI, Dr. Gerald Mkoji listen. This was during a visit in KEMRI on 15th April 2016 to assess the security situation at the Institute.

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This is my point: Cabinet Secretary of Health Dr. Cleopa Mailu addressing the press as his Interior and Coordination of National Government colleague, Hon. Joseph Nkaissery (center) and Acting Director KEMRI, Dr. Gerald Mkoji (immediate left) and other senior officials from the two ministries and Institute staff listen. This was during a visit in KEMRI on 15th April 2016 to assess the security situation at the Institute.

INSTITUTE HOSTS FIRST EAST AFRICAN HEALTH RESEARCH COMMISSION (EAHRC) COMMISSIONER’S MEETING & NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS MEETING

The Institute is hosting the first ever East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC) commissioners meeting which started on Monday from 21st March 2016 and ends on 22nd March, 2016.

The Commissioner’s meeting is being followed by a one-day, National Focal Point and stakeholder’s conference on Wednesday, 23rd, March 2016 at the KEMRI Headquarters. The two EAHRC gathering have brought together close to 50 delegates.

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EARC Commissioners & Secretariat, from left to right: Dr. Jean de Diev (EAHRC), Roselyne Ogweno (EAHRC), Dr Samuel Okware (UNHRC),Dr Gerald Mkoji(KEMRI), Prof Gibson Kibiki(EAHRC), Dr Julius Massaga(NIMR), Mr. Leonard Ntakarutima (INSP), Dr. Jeanine Ndayisenga (MOH), Dr. Fatma Kabole (MOH), Dr. Paul Nyandwi ( University of Burundi), Prof. Pauline Byakika (Makerere University) and Prof Fabian Esamsi (Moi University).

KASH - Bridging the Know-Do-Gap between Knowledge and action

 

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Dr. Solomon Mpoke, PhD, MBS,
Director, KEMRI  

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Annual Scientific and Health (KASH) Conference is a premier annual forum for health researchers to showcase research carried out by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and her partners in the region. 

The theme of this year’s conference was “Towards a healthy, globally competitive nation: Vision 2030 flagships” focusing on the promotion of Critical Knowledge, Skills and Entrepreneurship for Competitiveness. The conference featured research talks, poster presentations and symposia on Neglected Tropical Diseases, Pharmaceutical & Health Product Innovation and Health Systems & Social Science Research. Key note speaker focused on Vision 2030 health research flagship projects.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Towards a healthy, globally competitive nation: Vision 2030 flagships” focusing on the promotion of Critical Knowledge, Skills and Entrepreneurship for Competitiveness.

The Conference was officially opened by Mr. Mark Bor, PS, Minister for Public Health and Sanitation.

Plenary speeches covered a range of information including early successes of treating HIV-infected people with antiretrovirals; Malaria Vaccine Trial in Kenya; Biorisk management; Research excellence through partnerships and capacity building.
This KASH Conference was the 2nd conference in the series of conferences organized by KEMRI, after earlier conferences dabbed KEMRI-KETRI Conference extended to the African region as African Health Sciences Congress (AHSC). The 2nd KASH conference attracted over 120 Abstracts covering current issues in HIV, AIDS, TB, Malaria, Microbiology, Parasitic Infections & Entomology, Traditional Medicine & Drug Development, Reproductive Health, Non Communicable Diseases, Neglected Tropical Diseases Public Health & Health Systems and Research Ethics & Governance.

The conference took place at the KEMRI Headquarters Nairobi from 8th to 10th February 2011 preceded by a pre-conference symposium on road safety on 7th February 2012. It was anticipated that the pre-conference symposium on road safety would be able to raise awareness about road traffic Accidents & injuries; strengthen demand for road safety; build political will;

  and support ongoing sustainable and collaborative efforts to implement the recommendations of the World report on road traffic injury prevention.

KEMRI prides itself in having a campus in its Nairobi headquarters with adequate Conference facilities able to host three parallel sessions, symposia and a beautiful graduation ground conducive to hosting exhibition booths in a safe and comfortable environment with efficient communication and its accessibility is just a cheap hop away from the central business district.

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Jennifer Orwa, PhD, OGW
Chairlady - KASH Committee

 

JICA Official pays a courtesy call at Director KEMRI

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Its all smiles: (L-R) Acting Director KEMRI, Dr. Gerald Mkoji, Ms. Maki Ozawa, a JICA, Deputy Director in charge of Human Resources and her colleagues, Ms. Kumiko Yoshida and Mr. Elijah Kinyangi, pose for a group photograph after courtesy call at the Institute on Wednesday 17th March 2016.

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