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



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


New research published in the Lancet HIV shows that linking HIV infected people to clinical care and treatment is a critical gap in the South African Health Department’s HIV treatment programme in rural KwaZulu-Natal. The research utilises one of the most comprehensive clinical and population surveillance databases in the world in order to quantify each


Children’s schooling may improve parental health, according to researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Heidelberg Institute of Public Health, University College London and the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI). Using longitudinal data from the AHRI population research site in rural KwaZulu-Natal, researchers found that parents whose offspring had higher schooling had improved


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