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KEMRI- CPHR and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Switzerland in partnership with Intake (FHI360) entered into a collaborative agreement to undertake a study to develop and test a feasible food listing tool for processed foods for use in urban areas. This was necessitated after research and consultations established the unavailability appropriate dietary data collection tool for processed foods that can be referenced during large-scale dietary intake surveys.

Dr. Zipporah Bukania Deputy Director CPHR, Dr. Christine Hotz Expert Consultant for GAIN Swirtzerland and Dr. Lubowa Adelraham of Intake (FHI360) consulting with scientists at the workshop.

The development of this tool will greatly support the efforts of food fortification, a government initiative to improve micronutrient status of the population contributing directly to the Big 4 Agenda on food and nutrition security and indirectly to the Universal Health Coverage. Once the tool is developed it will be of great use to Kenya as it plans to conduct a national food consumption survey.



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KEMRI Renews MOU with Oita University

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Director KEMRI Dr. Yeri Kombe, and President of Oita University Prof. Segio Kitano, signs Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions.

In the agreement KEMRI & Oita staff and students will work together on research in Cancer starting with Stomach Cancer in Kenya.


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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