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

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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Martha Zewdie from AHRI won ‘Best African Women Researchers Award’
December 20, 2016 - 10:14

Merck in partnership with UNESCO, African Union, Ethiopia Ministry of Health, University of Cambridge and Institute Pasteur International successfully held the second edition of UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit (UNESCO-MARS) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The aim of the 2016 Summit was to empower Women in Research with the key focus on ‘Infectious Diseases and Women Health’.


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AHRI hosts intern students from Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU)
July 27, 2016 - 12:22

As one of its strategic objectives, AHRI provides training and internship opportunity on a regular basis for postgraduate and undergraduate students coming from universities nationwide. The visiting candidates are registered their host universities on various disciplines of biomedical and health related biotechnology.


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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.


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