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The Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture (CBEC), SIUT held a successful training on clinical ethics in Africa at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) that was attended by participants from Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya between 23rd April to 3rd May 2019.

Prof. Farhat Moazam, Prof. Aamir Jafarey from CBEC Pakistan, Dr. Evans Amukoye and Prof. Elizabeth Bukusi from KEMRI during the opening of the KEMRI CBEC Clinical Ethics training.

The eight day training, that was officially opened by the Deputy Director, in charge of Research Administration, Dr. Evans Amukoye, brought together 35 participants and was facilitated by a rich faculty from Pakistan and Kenya on the pathos and ethos of clinical ethics. Other than those drawn from Pakistan, the local faculty members came from the University of Nairobi, Moi University, Kenyatta National Hospital the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi Hospital, Kijabe Hospital, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), the KAVI, the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) and hosts, KEMRI.

Prof. Farhat Moazam and Prof. Aamir Jafarey, Co-Directors of CK-BTI Programme from CBEC Pakistan joined Prof. Elizabeth Bukusi, the local Principal Director/Co-Director of the CK-BTI Programme at the KEMRI Training Centre.

CBEC was inaugurated on October 8, 2004 in Karachi, and remains the only such centre in Pakistan to date. CBEC was established recognizing the need for ethics related education and research in Pakistan that are relevant and responsive to local cultural and social realities, and the absence of any institution in the country dedicated to this task at a national level.

A group photo comprising of facilitators and participants who attended the Clinical Ethics Training from various institutions from Pakistan, Zambia, Tanzania and hosts Kenya.



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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.

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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