CENTRE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH (CPHR) NAIROBI

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Overview

Before a formal transfer to KEMRI, CPHR operated by the name of Medical Research Centre (MRC), which was managed by the Royal Tropical Institute of Amsterdam (KIT) until 1987. In 1995, KEMRI undertook a re-alignment exercise of its research mandates / Programmes and renamed its centers to reflect the new corporate identity. In this regard, MRC remained the official name of the center until 1997 when all tittles of centers  were changed to start with CENTRE and MRC renamed the “Centre for Public Health Research”. READMORE

Mission

Our mission is to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building, innovation and service delivery

vision

Our vision is to be a leading centre of excellence in research for human health.

Mandates

  1. To conduct research aimed at providing solutions for reduction of diseases of public health importance
  2. To undertake innovations in products formulation and provision of specialized service delivery for promotion of public health
  3. To strengthen capacity in public health research through training, supervision and mentorship
  4. To translate and disseminate health research findings for evidence-based policy formulation and implementation for improved public health.
  5. To provide leadership in public health research in Kenya and beyond

Achievements

YEAR PROJECT TITLES   OUT PUTS / OUTCOMES
1983 Kakamega ORS and social marketing Charcoal based water filter (Bone-char)
1985 Development of non-fluoride tooth paste for children Non fluoride toothpaste; Changed utilization of fluoride toothpaste by children; Fluorosis in children reduced
1987 Effectiveness of Bone-char in water de-fluoridation Small scale de- fluoridation of water treatment plants;

Reduction of fluoride levels in water and prevalence of fluorosis

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Divisions

Public Health Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health

Nutrition studies and survey:

  1. Conduct of national nutrition surveys and studies on Maternal Child Health and Public Nutrition.
  2. Undertake clinical trials and studies on innovative nutritional preparations/formulations to address disease conditions
  3. Conduct studies on nutrition and lifestyle diseases including but not limited to cardiovascular health research, diabetes and cancer.

Wellness promotion: Provision of wellness promotion services at work site for different institutions in the country

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Ongoing Projects

COMING SOON

Ongoing Projects

COMING SOON

Dr. Zipporah Bukania


DEPUTY,DIRECTOR
Center for Public Health Research
P.O. BOX 20752-00202, KNH Nairobi, Kenya
Email: directorcphr@kemri.org
zbukania@kemri.org

Contact Info

Centre for Public Health Research

P.O. BOX 20752-00202, KNH Nairobi, Kenya

Email: directorcphr@kemri.org

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