About the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a state corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, as the national body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya. Since its inception, KEMRI has developed a critical mass of scientists and technical personnel, to enable it mount a competitive research infrastructure to rank as a leading centre of excellence in health research both in Africa as well as globally.
About the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme
The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is a major research programme established in 1989 as a partnership between KEMRI, the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Trust. It is recognised internationally for its research on the major causes of ill health in Kenya and in Africa and for its work in promoting the development of leadership in African science.
About the Medical Research Council
The Medical Research Council is the major UK Government body supporting medical research. The heart of the MRC's mission is to improve human health through world-class medical research. To achieve this, it supports research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in the UK, and at a number of units in Africa.
About the University of Oxford
The University of Oxford is one of the world’s leading universities, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the field of global health. A world leader in medical science and health-related research, Oxford works in partnership with institutions around the globe to investigate, 'on the ground', some of the 21st century's leading causes of disease and death, and to develop health training and infrastructure.
About the Burnet Institute
The Burnet Institute is a major research institute whose mission is to achieve better health for poor and vulnerable communities in Australia and internationally through research, education and public health.
About the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is one of the world's leading genome centres. Through its ability to conduct research at scale, it is able to engage in bold and long-term exploratory projects that are designed to influence and empower medical science globally. Institute research findings, generated through its own research programmes and through its leading role in international consortia, are being used to develop new diagnostics and treatments for human disease.
About the Wellcome Trust
The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. We support the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. Our breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health. We are independent of both political and commercial interests.