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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

AHRI’s Researcher & Ethiopian Referee Bamlak Tessema selected for World Cup 2018
April 2, 2018 - 10:17

Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessema who is also a researcher at Armauer Hansen Research Institute has been selected by FIFA to officiate at the 2018 World Cup which will be held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. 


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2018, World TB Day at AHRI
March 27, 2018 - 09:52

The 21st World TB Day has been commemorated in Ethiopia on March 24, 2018 with a theme “Leaders play vital role to End TB”. As in the past years, AHRI takes this initiative to disseminate knowledge about TB: overall disease transmission, clinical presentations, public health measures and interventions to control the disease.

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Ethiopia joins CEPI, the global coalition fighting epidemics
March 12, 2018 - 13:52

As the first African country to partner with CEPI, Ethiopia helps fill a critical gap in the fight against the next Ebola or Zika

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Prof. Jimmy Whitworth from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine visited AHRI laboratories
March 12, 2018 - 13:29

Prof. Jimmy Whitworth from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine visited AHRI laboratories on Friday March 03, 2018 and gave a talk on "Emerging Infectious Diseases". He used the opportunity to share stimulating ideas on infectious diseases research with students and researchers at the Institute based on his rich experience of work in Africa past and present.

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genomics research to tackle endemic diseases
February 19, 2018 - 10:36

African Academy of Sciences awards grants to better understand the diseases that affect Africa most

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