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Nagasaki University Institute of Tropical Medicine (NUITM) started medical corporation at Rift valley Hospital of Kenya in 1960s. The cooperation eventually led to establish a strong relationship between NUTIM and Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).

In 2005, NUTIM formally established Kenya research station in the compound of KEMRI, which is the start of NUTIM-KEMRI Project. The project main role has been to support various research and educational activities by NUTIM. Thanks to dedicated efforts by both KEMRI and NUTIM, the project is currently covering various Nagasaki University’s activities in the areas of tropical medicine, dental health, fisheries, and engineering.


Biosafety level 3 laboratory training workshop on the 17th and 18th June 2020

NUITM-KEMRI project conducted a special NUITM P3 (Biosafety level 3) laboratory training workshop on the 17th and 18th June 2020. Seven research officers were trained. The workshop focused on biosafety and biosecurity in biosafety level three laboratory, to enable the trainees to work safely with SARS-COV-2. Dr. Ngugi opened the workshop. He revisited laboratory-acquired infections, …

KEMRI commemorates its 40th anniversary at Safari Park Hotel

KEMRI commemorated its 40th anniversary on the 10th of February 2020, which was also the opening ceremony of the 10th KEMRI Annual Scientific and Health (KASH) Conference, at Safari Park Hotel. The Chief Guest was Prof. Kihumbu Theuri, the first Chairperson of KEMRI. In his opening speech, Professor Theuri revisited the establishment of KEMRI. He …

December robotics training workshop

A training workshop was held in Nagasaki University from 2nd to 7th December 2019 for teams that won the 2019 robots contest. 13 participants, including trainers and students from The Kabete National Polytechnic, Jeremiah Nyaga Technical Training Institute and St Joseph’s Technical Institute for the Deaf participated in the workshop. The workshop was hosted by …

Roboken 2019

The 2019 robots contest was held from the 5th to 9th  august 2019 at Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC). 12 institutions participated in the contest, including 10 technical training institutes and 1 university.  The theme of the contest was affordable housing, in line with the President’s big four agenda. Given that house construction involves several …

Wrap-up of the Third Country Training Program

Today marks the end of the Third Country Program (TCTP) which brought together professionals from Africa region. Participants gained vast knowledge in dealing with emergencies related to public health. The Ambassador of Japan to Kenya H.E Ryoichi Horie paid a courtesy call to the KEMRI DG. Prof Yeri Kombe at the Nagasaki University Institute of …

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