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 leadershipoffering specialised training in areas of expertiseoffering research infrastructure and systems including Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSS) and access to data for secondary analysesproviding access to their own and their inter-linked networksmentoring young researchersoffering supervisors for PhD fellows through joint appointments at CARTA universitieshosting 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 AfricaIfakara Health Institute (IHI), TanzaniaKEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Program, Kenya