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Our partners

Our partners

Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI)

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) is a leading African research institute, comprising well-equipped biomedical laboratories, experienced researchers and an extensive network of international and national partners.

Through its research on important endemic diseases, AHRI is committed to building training capacity nationally and regionally. The Institute has a history of health research capacity building through support of postgraduate programmes at Ethiopian Universities, serving as a hub for skill and technology transfer into the country.

The AHRI has a broad basic and translational infectious disease portfolio covering tuberculosis, leprosy, leishmaniasis, meningitis, malaria, HIV/STIs and sepsis. It works with universities, research institutions and health facilities across Ethiopia.

Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and Environment (REFOTDE)

The Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and Environment (REFOTDE) is based in Buea, Cameroon and is an independent research institution with a focus on molecular parasitology.

It supports research activities at the University of Buea, which was created in 1993, and is one of eight state universities in Cameroon.

The Faculty of Science offers 12 undergraduate programmes, 13 MSc programmes and 12 PhD programmes. Presently, there are 130 full-time staff and 56 part-time teaching staff serving in the faculty and 143 postgraduate students. The REFOTDE provides students and staff of Buea University with excellent facilities in which to carry out their research activities.

Institute for Endemic Diseases (IED)

The Institute for Endemic Diseases (IED) in Khartoum was established as a research and training centre on endemic diseases in 1993.

It acts as a platform for medical research in the University of Khartoum and has laboratories facilities supporting studies on the immunology, genetics and molecular biology of endemic infectious and malignant diseases.

In addition to the Masters in Molecular Medicine (30 students), the IED has an active postgraduate research programme (30 PhD students). Community service is an ever-growing objective: the Institute also has two well established and fully equipped research and primary health care facilities in impoverished and remote areas of the Eastern Province.