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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

Dr Abraham Aseffa is honored with the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Award for Scientific Excellence
March 1, 2021 - 15:40

The African Union Commission (AUC) awards to top African scientists for their achievements and valuable discoveries and findings in science, technology and innovation annually.

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AHRI revealed that Spread of Anopheles stephensi in Ethiopia, Horn of Africa Raises Concern
February 5, 2021 - 09:05

The spread of the malaria vector Anopheles stephensi in Ethiopia and other countries in the Horn of Africa has raised concerns about its potential impact on malaria transmission.

Armauer Hansen Research Institute revealed today that Anopheles stephensi has spread in 13 towns and cities of Ethiopia.

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SARS-CoV-2 Whole genome sequencing successfully completed and analysed at AHRI!
January 15, 2021 - 14:42

From microscopy to sequencing and metagenomic analysis.Soon after the introduction of SARS-CoV-2 in Ethiopia, AHRI has been putting effort to sequence and analyse samples from COVID-19 patients.

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በትራንስፓርት ሚኒስቴር የእውቅና ሰርተፍኬት ተሰጠ
December 29, 2020 - 15:05

አቶ መለሠ ቢያድግልኝ በአለርትና በአርማወር ሀንሰን የምርምር ኢንስቲትዩት (አህሪ) መ/ቤት ከ 15 ዓመት በላይ በከተማና በመስክ ስራ ሲያገለግሉ ምንም አደጋ ባለማድረስ በትራንስፖርት ሚ/ር ዕውቅና አግኝተዋል፡፡በዚህም መሰረት አርማወር ሀንሰን የምርምር ኢንስቲትዩት ም/ዋና ዳይሬክተር ወ/ሮ ያምሮት አንዱአለም አቶ መለሰ ቢያድግልኝ በሚኒስትር መ/ቤቱ ዕውቅና ማግኘታቸውን ለተቋሙ ኩራት ለሌሎቹ ባልደረቦቻቸው አርአያ መሆናቸውን ገልፀው ሌሎችም የእሳቸውን ፈለግ እንዲከተሉ በማሣሰብ የምስጋና እና የእንኳን ደስ አለህ መልዕክት አስተላልፈዋል ፡፡





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AHRI and Haramaya University (HU) Partnership celebrated its 5th year anniversary
December 29, 2020 - 12:45

The AHRI-HU joint PhD program biannual meeting and 5 years of successful partnership was held on the 25th December 2020 at Haramaya University, College of Health and Medical Sciences campus.

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