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A new fleet of vehicles has been purchased by management in a bid to bolster research work in the Institute.

Acting Director KEMRI, Dr. Yeri Kombe says that the first five batch of the sleek Mitsubishi ASX vehicles will ease movement of personnel and equipment between centres, field stations and related areas.

He said the Institute is in the process of replacing its fleet which have dilapidated over the recent past.

“We are going to replace the now old and almost dilapidated vehicles with new ones for all our stations and research facilities”, said Dr. Kombe shortly after commissioning the five vehicles.

Mr. John Musau, the Assistant Director (Administration) and Mr. Davis Mkoji, the Head of Corporate Affairs accompanied the Director to hand over the vehicles.

Departments that benefited from the vehicles include: Scientific and Ethics Review Unit (SERU), Centre for Biotechnology Research and Development (CBRD), Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research (CRDR) and the office of Assistant Director in charge the institute’s commercial enterprise.





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Kenya’s Principal Secretary for Health visits KEMRI

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KEMRI’s Production Manager, Dr. James Kimotho explains a point to Kenya’s Principal Secretary for Health, Mr. Julius Korir (second left) and the Director of Medical Services, Dr. Jackson Kioko (left) when the two visited KEMRI on Wednesday, 16th, August 2017.

Looking on is Dr. Yeri Kombe, the Acting Director, KEMRI, his deputies, Mr. Kamau Mugenda and Dr. Evans Amukoye.


KEMRI’s Coastal Research Capacity to expand

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Governor, Kwale County Salim Mvurya, tries to fit a lab coat presented to him by the Acting Director, KEMRI, Dr. Yeri Kombe, shortly after the unveiling of 100 acre piece of land donated to KEMRI by the County government to construct a research complex worth Kes. 15 Billion on Tuesday, 1st August 2017.

The complex will have among other facilities, research laboratory, Referral and Teaching Level five Hospital, manufacturing plant, Graduate School and conference halls.


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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 8th KASH Conference, scheduled for Februray14th-16th, 2018, Nairobi, Kenya.

World Hepatitis Day

Dr. Julius Tuwei, Head of Hepatitis Lab, KEMRI discussing Hepatitis ahead of World Hepatitis Day observed every July 28th.


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Cholera is an acute enteric infection caused by the ingestion of bacterium Vibrio cholerae present in faecally contaminated water or food. WHO