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KEMRI Conference: State urges action on healthcare challenges

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Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha at the 14th Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Annual Scientific and Health (KASH) Conference in Nairobi.

The government has emphasized the urgent need to address critical healthcare challenges through innovative solutions and collaborative efforts.

Speaking during the opening of the 14th Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Annual Scientific and Health (KASH) Conference in Nairobi Tuesday, Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Susan Nakhumicha, highlighted the imperative to translate research outcomes into tangible health products to benefit communities effectively.

Under the conference theme, “Harnessing Biomedical Research Innovations and Big Data for Health System Resilience, Local Manufacturing and Commercialization,” the conference marks a significant milestone in advancing healthcare innovation and research across the region, and focuses on regional biopharmaceutical and medtech innovation, echoing the CS call to action.

Celebrating KEMRI’s achievements, Health CS lauded Kemri’s recognition as Kenya’s premier health research institution and its global impact through groundbreaking studies.
Notably, the recommendation by the World Health Organization for the use of the RTS, S/AS01 malaria vaccine underscores KEMRI’s commitment to excellence in research and its contribution to combating pressing health challenges.