Kenya Medical Research Institute

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.

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New World Health Organisation Director-General De Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Reuters/Denis Balibouse

African academics set out what Dr Tedros needs in his toolbox to tackle health ills

How will the World Health Organisation's Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus deal with the mounting challenges? Africa's academics have some tips.
Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain characterised by recurrent seizures. Shutterstock

Kenya has gaps in diagnosing and managing epilepsy

Epilepsy affects around 70 million people globally, 80% live in developing countries. A shortage of specialists, equipment and drugs complicates effective treatment and management.
Hand sanitisers are popular as an alternative to washing hands using soap and water to kill germs. shutterstock

“Germ busting” hand sanitisers aren’t living up to their promises in Kenya

The poor quality of hand sanitisers in Kenya poses a health concern. If this market remains unregulated these products might encourage the undetected transmission of infectious pathogens in hospitals.
L'intervention du mécène américain Bill Gates lors de la 21ᵉ conférence internationale sur le sida, organisée à Durban (Afrique du Sud) en juillet 2016. Masimba Sasa

Bill Gates : « Je crois à la collaboration Sud-Sud pour relever les grands défis de santé »

Cinq sommités de différentes universités en Afrique questionnent le milliardaire américain sur la lutte contre le sida sur ce continent. On apprend autant de leurs questions que de ses réponses.
A mother and her son at a nutrition clinic in Kenya. Adequate nutrition for mothers is important for the health of their children. KUAP Pandipieri

Maternal malnutrition affects future generations. Kenya must break the cycle

In Kenya, not much attention has been paid to addressing pregnant women's nutritional needs. This has exposed a gap in efforts to improve maternal and child health.

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