African Research Institutions
The African Research Institutions are all INDEPTH Network Centres and have been members of CARTA. They are all well-managed, productive and research-active centres, with multidisciplinary research teams operating within strong research environments. Their expertise covers: infectious diseases and rising NCDs; policy and delivery challenges; observational and trial/evaluation research; research platforms that couple clinical and molecular expertise with population sciences and policy studies; and new generation agendas ranging from enhanced data sharing to genomic determinants and related ethical questions.
Their roles in CARTA include:
- being role models for research leadership
- offering specialised training in areas of expertise
- offering research infrastructure and systems including Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSS) and access to data for secondary analyses
- providing access to their own and their inter-linked networks
- mentoring young researchers
- offering supervisors for PhD fellows through joint appointments at CARTA universities
- hosting post-doctoral fellows and faculty visits.
These research centers will allow CARTA to realize its aim of developing researchers and supporting exceptional fellows to become research leaders and to increase university-research center research and training linkages.
Some of the institutions include:
- African Population & Health Research Center (APHRC)
- Agincourt Population and Health Unit, South Africa
- Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Tanzania
- KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Program, Kenya