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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 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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AHRI celebrated 2016 world TB day under the themes of ‘reach the missed’ & ‘Enough Death Due to TB: Access All.'
April 18, 2016 - 10:24

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) situated in ALERT Center Addis Ababa,Ethiopia on Saturday, March19, 2016 called upon the societal associations like Idir and high school outstanding students to be watchful and contribute in halting the possible transmission of a bacterial disease, Tuberculosis (TB) especially, the Drug Resistant TB (DR-TB).

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AHRI has given a course on ‘Molecular Modeling’
August 20, 2015 - 14:46

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI)has given a course on ‘Molecular Modeling’ from 22-24 July 2014 in collaboration with Orebro University in Sweden.

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Team members training the regional staff on Leishmania culture and smear microscopy
August 20, 2015 - 12:45

Leishmania Malaria and Neglected Tropical Disease teams provides free professional services: The team identified the need, established Leishmania culture capacity and trained staffs at the Bahir Dar, Amhara Regional laboratory.

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