News & Updates

A step closer in developing a test for Tuberculosis: AHRI postdoctoral scientist is co-developer of a novel diagnostic assay ready for field evaluation
May 24, 2016 - 11:23

Tuberculosis ranks alongside HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.5 million people died from TB in 2014. The challenges in tackling the disease include that people are tested too late and that the turnaround for most tests is long. To remedy this,the WHO’s Stop TB Department identifies research and development of novel diagnostics as a research priority.

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Annual TB Research Conference and World TB Day Celebration held in Dire Dawa and Haramaya, Eastern Ethiopia
May 12, 2016 - 11:00

“This year’s conference was special as it featured advanced technical deliberations and brought together multitude of stakeholders together” said Dr. Abraham Assefa: Scientific Director of the Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI). Dr. Abraham added: “It also highlighted the government’s renewed commitment to support the health research in general and TB research in particular”

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AHRI Conducted training on good clinical and laboratory practices (GCLP) and clinical trials
April 20, 2016 - 12:03

AHRI conducted a one week training on good clinical and laboratory practices (GCLP) and clinical trials.  A total of 24 junior and senior researchers working in different departments of the Traditional and Modern Medicine Research Directorate of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) participated on the training.

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