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The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) | Wellcome Trust Research Programme was established in 1989 as a partnership between KEMRI, Oxford University and the Wellcome Trust.

2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme and the 50th anniversary of the Wellcome Trust's partnership with the Government of Kenya.

Well known around the world for our work on malaria and other infectious diseases, we conduct basic, clinical and health systems research with results feeding directly into local and international health policy. We aim to increase Kenya's capacity to conduct strong and sustainable multidisciplinary research.

Read more on our Brochure (view in HTML version) about the 25th Anniversary KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme.

KEMRI | Wellcome Trust

It conducts basic, epidemiological and clinical research in parallel, with results feeding directly into local and international health policy, and aims to expand the country's capacity to conduct multidisciplinary research that is strong, sustainable and internationally competitive. Strong community links are at the heart of the Programme, with an emphasis on capacity building and training to build scientific leadership.

Several key principles run through the work of the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

  • to carry out research to the highest international scientific and ethical standards on major causes of morbidity and mortality in Africa
  • to build strong and sustainable internationally competitive, national and regional research capacity
  • to work in a way that facilitates integration and cross fertilisation of scientific disciplines
  • to conduct intervention research and basic research in parallel and to have a direct input to local and international health policy