Our vision is to provide practical needs based research of the highest quality which has a pro-poor and gender equity focus and is used to shape health policy and practice. Furthermore we will build health research capacity of health and health-related professionals so that they can effectively address the challenges of health in Africa.
To provide and integrate quality health care, health education and biomedical research to improve the health status of less privileged people in the region.
Our Guiding Principles:
All our activities will be based on the following values and guiding principles:
Demand driven high quality, equitable and cost effective research and training.
Quality research, delivered through strategic alliances and partnerships with government, non-government and private sector organizations Evidence-based and Firm commitment to continual self-improvement and accountability.
Our mission is to conduct public health research and develop health research capacity which will contribute to a significant reduction in ill-health and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals for Africa’s most disadvantaged communities.
Priority Research Areas
- Communicable diseases (CDs), particularly Malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS
- Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health
- Mental Health
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension and cancer
- Using the HDSS to track progress towards MDGs using indicators such as mortality levels, patterns and trends