About Us

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a state corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya. KEMRI has grown from its humble beginning over 40 years ago to become a regional leader in human health research.
The Institute currently ranks as one of the leading Centres of excellence in health research both in Africa as well as globally.
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10th Annual KASH conference

11th – 13th February, 2020
KASH is the KEMRI Annual Scientific and Health Conference launched in 2010 with the mission to mainstream KEMRI’s scientific and health agenda by dissemination, sharing and digesting scientific outputs and other allied products including networking and strengthening partnerships and collaborations to Improve health and quality of life.

1st Health, Environment & Climate Change Conference

2nd & 3rd December 2019
The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) on behalf of the Ministry of Health and in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Energy and partners is delighted to host the 1st conference on Health, Climate and Environment with the main theme “A clean and healthy environment towards delivery of Universal Health Coverage (UHC)”.

The theme is anchored on the following sub-themes: Air pollution and climate impacts to health and environment’, and `Health and Climate’. The conference is scheduled to take place on 2nd to 3rd December, 2019 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. It will provide a platform for engagement with partners, collaborators from National and County Governments, research institutions, the academia, Non-Government Organizations, regulators and policy makers. An estimated 300 participants are expected to attend the conference.


Projects areas include: Vaccine Development, Diagnostics, Genetic Engineering, Bioinformatics

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Projects areas include: epidemiology, behavioural and social sciences, nutrition, environmental/ occupational health, oral health, Health care financing, governance and leadership and service delivery

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Projects areas include: maternal health, child health, adolescent health, STI’s, Gender Based Violence (GBV), infertility, sexual dysfunction, family planning, harmful traditional practices, aging and sexual and reproductive health, gender and human rights.

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projects include traditional medicine, conventional medicine and alternative medicine

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IPDRP focuses on the following sub-disciplines: Virology, Bacteriology, Mycology, Helminthology, Neglected Tropical Diseases and Zoonotic diseases

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It involves conducting basic, clinical, operational, implementation and applied research in all matters related to non-communicable diseases that include Life styles diseases such as Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular problems, Drug and Substance abuse among others.

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Non Communicable Diseases


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