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The Corporate Affairs Department, together with the KEMRI Aids Control Unit (KACU), commemorated the World AIDS Day 2016 celebrations by having a sensitization exercise for staff, family members and the general community at the KEMRI’s, Centre for Public Health Research (CPHR) KNH grounds, on Thursday 1st December 2016.

The purpose of the sensitization exercise was to enhance total health and HIV/Aids Awareness promotions as well as achieve ultimate work place all round health promotion through giving health talks on the following issues:- HIV/AIDS awareness prevention; alcohol and drug abuse; voluntary counselling and testing;

The Kenya Medical Research Institute has been voted the best overall state corporation among all parastatals within the Ministry of Health in the 2013 - 2014 Performance Contract.

The Institute attained an overall score of 2.7943 with a rating of “very good” registering an impressive performance a head of other prominent state corporations within the Health Ministry.

Outstanding achievements during the period include;

  • KEMRI’s ability to attract external research grants amounting to over Kshs 6 billion that enabled the Institute to carry out priority health research aimed at reducing the burden of disease in the Kenya
  • Specialized Laboratory Services offered to external clients
  • The Institute through its research activities realized 333 publications in peer-reviewed journals including abstracts presented in international scientific meetings and conferences. The publications and abstracts cumulatively increase the scientific knowledge base and serve as key reference materials for formulating evidence-based policies
  • In order to increase public awareness on health promotion, the Institute organized six open days in Nairobi, Kisumu, Busia and Kilifi. During the open days IEC materials with specific health promotion messages were distributed
  • KEMRI became ISO 9001:2008 Certified effectively improving service delivery. ISO 17043:2010 and ISO 13485:2003 for production unit were initiated during the period
  • As part of the implementation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, KEMRI developed a framework that aims to serve the 47 counties through 7 clusters. For effectiveness in management of the clusters KEMRI appointed coordinators for the seven clusters.
  • Capacity Building through KEMRI University where 129 students were registered for Masters and PhD programmes in various disciplines
  • Compliance with 30% requirement in award of tenders to youth, women and persons with disabilities. During the period tenders worth Kshs 71M was awarded to the category.

 

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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.

 

COL Deydre Teyhen – Commander, WRAIR pays a courtesy call on Director General KEMRI


Prof. Yeri Kombe, Director General KEMRI receives a gift from Colonel Deydre Teyhen, the Commanding Officer Walter Reed Army Institute of research when she paid him a courtesy call on Thursday 27/06/2019. KEMRI and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have had a fruitful collaboration for over 40 years.

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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.

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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