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Before a formal transfer to KEMRI, the Centre for Public Health Research (CPHR) operated by the name of Medical Research Centre (MRC), which was managed by the Royal Tropical Institute of Amsterdam (KIT) until 1987. In 1995, KEMRI undertook a re-alignment exercise of its research mandates / programmes and renamed its centres to reflect the new corporate identity. In this regard, MRC was official renamed the Centre for Public Health Research.


To prevent and manage diseases, injuries and other health conditions through research and the promotion of healthy behaviors, communities and environments.

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