KEMRI: Kenya Medical Research Institute


Our highly successful collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues. Research includes approx. 15 projects on malaria, supported by Professors Feiko ter Kuile and Martin Donnelly, and sexual and adolescent health, supported by Professor Penelope Phillips-Howard.
Our research portfolio has expanded to include maternal and neonatal health trials to enhance antenatal services and uptake, supported by Professor Miriam Taegtmeyer, and trials with pro/symbiotic supplementation in neonates, supported by Professor Stephen Allen.
The collaboration has grown rapidly, employing over 400 staff, including several post-docs and 6 LSTM-registered PhD students. This year, the capacity to support more students was boosted with the arrival of 3 LSTM-UK employed staff based in Kisumu, Dr Sarah Staedke, Professor of Malaria and Global Health, Dr Eva Heinz, a senior lecturer in disease genomics with a special interest in antimicrobial resistance and Dr Alice Kamau, a medical statistician from the Global Health Trials Unit.