Sammy M. Njenga

About Sammy M. Njenga

Kenya Medical Research Institute

Professor Sammy Njenga is a Chief Research Scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the current Director of Eastern & Southern Africa Centre of International Parasite Control (ESACIPAC).

Professor Njenga is actively involved in conducting research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), including lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, and soil-transmitted helminths. He is often invited to serve as an Advisor on NTDs during meetings and to provide technical assistance to national programmes. He has published widely and also serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals.


[Centre Director at the Eastern & Southern Africa Centre of International Parasite Control (ESACIPAC)], [Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)], [Nairobi, Kenya] [2009—date]
[Chief Research Scientist], [Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)], [Nairobi, Kenya] [2013—date]
[Visiting Professor], [Nagasaki University], [Nagasaki, Japan] [2013—date]
[Secretary of Scientific Steering Committee], [Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)], [Nairobi, Kenya] [2009—date]
[Part-time Lecturer], [Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology], [Nairobi, Kenya] [2007—date]


[PhD in Public Health Parasitology], [Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine], [Liverpool, UK] [2001—2005]
[MSc in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry], [Guru Nanak Dev University], [Amritsar, India] [1995—1997]
[BSc in Zoology & Biochemistry],[University of Nairobi], [Nairobi, Kenya] [1987—1990]