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(From Left to Right) President HJFMRI Dr. Ben Woods, Prof. Sam Kariuki, Director Research and Development KEMRI, Prof. Yeri Kombe, Director General KEMRI, Christopher Bayer, Director International Operations HJFMRI, John Kanyi, Regional Business and Grants Manager HJFMRI and Davis Mkoji, Head, Corporate Affairs, KEMRI. The President Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research Institute (HJFMRI), Dr. Ben Woods paid a courtesy call on KEMRI’s Director General, Professor Yeri Kombe on 15th June 2019. HJFMRI and KEMRI have had a fruitful collaboration for over 30 years. The two institutions committed to strengthen their relationship.

(Above) Prof Yeri Kombe, Director General KEMRI, with Thailand Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Mr. Cherdkiat Atthakor. The purpose of the visit is to enhance cooperation on malaria and tropical diseases. This is in line with the 2019 Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation on Health Collaboration. Through the collaboration researchers from KEMRI and those from the Faculty of Tropical Medicine of Mahidold University, Thailand will collaborate on specialised diagnostics kits such as LAMP and the Kato Katz techniques for diagnosis of Malaria and Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia).

Prof. Yeri Kombe addressing the YEARS delegates at the KEMRI headquarters.
The Kenyan Chapter of the Young East African Research Scientists (YEARS), has been launched. The YEARS, an East African Health and Research Commission (EAHRC) initiative, was officially flagged off during a day long ceremony on 28th of June, 2019 at the Kenya Medical Research Institute’s Training Center.
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U-TAP Project Goes LIVE.

The Institute has launched the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) this Monday, 1st, July 2019 following a vigorous preparation that began early this year. Styled as Utafiti Afya Project (U-TAP) the ERP is to play a crucial role in the organization making staff more efficient, productive and expected to improve their general working environment. The system automates some of the Institute’s business processes, minimizing human processes that are prone to environmental and operational challenges. The ERP system will also enable the organization to manage their operational challenges through centralized repository. Director General, Prof. Yeri Kombe symbolically tapped the switch, approving a staff leave request, signaling the “Go-Live” system change-over during an event attended by Senior Management team and technical staff from Dynasoft Business Solutions Ltd, the consultants implementing the process. Prof. Kombe called upon all staff to embrace the new system and exercise patience during the transition period.


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

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The 7th East African Scientific & Health Conference, scheduled for March 27th-29th,2019 Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania.

KASH Conference 2019

Prof. Sam Kariuki talking about KEMRI Annual Scientific & Health Conference 2019.

DNA Testing Lab

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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