Welcome to Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI)

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) was founded in 1970 through the initiative of the Norwegian and Swedish Save the Children organizations seconded by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. The Institute got its name from the Norwegian physician, Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, who first described the leprosy bacillus (Mycobacterium leprae). AHRI was established as a biomedical research institute located next to the All Africa Leprosy Rehabilitation and Training Hospital (ALERT).

 

AHRI acknowledges receiving core-funding from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation(Norad) in addition to Ethiopian Government contribution, which it uses to support among other things students' research within the scope of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) programme. These include epidemiological and social studies for characterisation of poverty-related and neglected diseases.

News & Updates

Grand Challenges Ethiopia, in collaboration with Health and Post Graduate directorate of Jimma University Institute of Health (JUIH) held an orientation workshop
April 6, 2017 - 14:49

On 14 March 2017, Grand Challenges Ethiopia, in collaboration with Health and Post Graduate directorate of Jimma University Institute of Health (JUIH) held an orientation workshop at Jimma University with the Vice President, Vice President of Research and Community, Directorate of Health Research and Post Graduate of JUIH and participants from different departments of JUIH present.

 


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Genome sequence assembly/mapping and analysis
February 23, 2017 - 15:42

WGS data generated within the ETHICOBOTS project was used for bioinformatics course. The objective was to provide a good understanding of the NGS analysis methodologies and get a base knowledge and practical skill to produce simple analysis on their own.

It was held at AHRI Bioinformatics lab from February 20-21, 2017.


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The 16th Tore Godal Prize Award
January 13, 2017 - 13:25

Dr. Tore Godal is a Norwegian Scientist who some 45 years ago conducted research at AHRI, and also served as AHRI Director from 1970-1973. He later joined the WHO Special Program on Tropical Diseases Research and Training (TDR). In recognition of his work with TDR, he received in January 2000 the Prince Mahidol Award from Thailand.


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Clinical Trail Design and Data Analysis Using SAS
December 21, 2016 - 10:50

With increasing emphasis towards an effective and safe patient care, there is a growing need for an evidence-based clinical practice. Clinical trials are the cornerstones for an evidence-based patient care practices.


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Research Ethics Training was conducted successfully
December 20, 2016 - 11:27

According to the national as well as international guidelines on the conduct of research, all research involving human participants should be conducted in a manner respecting the safety, wellbeing and rights of participants.


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