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The Corporate Affairs Department, together with the KEMRI Aids Control Unit (KACU), commemorated the World AIDS Day 2016 celebrations by having a sensitization exercise for staff, family members and the general community at the KEMRI’s, Centre for Public Health Research (CPHR) KNH grounds, on Thursday 1st December 2016.

The purpose of the sensitization exercise was to enhance total health and HIV/Aids Awareness promotions as well as achieve ultimate work place all round health promotion through giving health talks on the following issues:- HIV/AIDS awareness prevention; alcohol and drug abuse; voluntary counselling and testing;

 

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New guidelines on HIV self-testing released

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Lack of effective HIV diagnosis has grossly hampered the fight against HIV, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Consequently, as the World Aids Day is observed today, the WHO, has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing aimed at improving access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis

In a special report released Tuesday, 29th November, 2016, reveals that more than 18 million people with HIV are currently taking ART



 

Preterm Births in Kenya - World Prematurity Day 2016

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As the world observes the World PreMaturity Day, KEMRI is one of the Institutions in Kenya participating in the Preterm Birth Initiative research alongside other partners in East Africa in collaboration with PTBi University of California San Francisco (PTBi UCSF).

The World Pre-Maturity Day is observed annually on 17th, November to raise awareness of PreTerm births and the concerns of pre-term babies and their families worldwide.Dr. Phelgona Otieno, a Principle Research Officer and a Pediatrician at Center for Clinical Research- KEMRI in Nairobi, Kenya is the Principal Investigator



 

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The 7th KASH Conference, scheduled for February 8th-10th, 2017, Nairobi.

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KEMRI has developed immense capacity in carrying out world class research through development of infrastructure and human capacity

Ebola Virus

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Researchers at the Kemri-wellcome trust in Kilifi Kenya have completed the enromllment in a trial of a vaccine designed to protect against ebola.