K-RITH and Africa Centre have joined to form a new interdisciplinary institute, called the Africa Health Research Institute. Click here to read more.



Twenty-two of the world’s most incredible science images are on display at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Durban for the next month. The Wellcome Image Awards 2017 showcase the best in science image making, and include a broad range of cutting-edge artistic and scientific techniques. From photography and illustration to super-resolution microscopy and


Data from a large Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) clinical trial shows that high levels of HIV drug resistance are emerging, but do not immediately pose a threat in the context of current first-line drug therapies. The findings were presented at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2017 in Seattle, USA. The


Using cutting edge technologies, Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) scientists have discovered the mechanism which Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) uses to break down host defences in late stage infection. In a paper published in eLife, researchers for the first time show how M.tb turns lung granulomas, usually tasked with controlling TB infection, against the body. Mycobacterium


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