African Partner Sites

Collaborating on HIV/AIDS & TB Research

HIV/AIDS and TB remain significant public health challenges across all SANTHE African collaborating partner sites. Strong political and other historical links facilitate meaningful and effective collaboration across these sites.


Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) Western Kenya, Kisumu & Siaya, Kenya

Western Kenya has extremely high rates of morbidity and mortality attributable to infectious diseases. This makes research on the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases of high relevance to the population in Western Kenya and internationally relevant.

The Aurum Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Aurum Institute is an internationally recognised but proudly African, public-benefit specialist research and implementation organisation with over 18 years’ experience in leading the response, treatment and research efforts to eradicate the TB and HIV pandemics. It has been working alongside government, the mining industry, among NGO’s and in communities, to better understand global health challenges to provide real solutions.

Uganda Virus Research Institute-International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (UVRI-IAVI), Entebbe, Uganda

The UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Programme was established in 2001 as a collaborative partnership between the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health represented by the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). It was developed to conduct a series of Phase I and II HIV vaccine trials and to run feasibility studies and other activities in preparation for future large scale HIV vaccine trials.

University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

The University of Botswana was established on July 1st, 1982. Its campus consists of two former universities (UBLS and UBS). The University is closely involved in the national development process of Botswana. In this regard, its special functions are to engage in improving the quality and in expanding the quantity of the human resources needed for development, and to act as the repository of the collective knowledge and experience of the nation and the world.

University Of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

The KAVI Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR) is a word-class research hub at the College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, spearheading research and training in global health. KAVI-ICR has conducted basic HIV, epidemiology research and eight HIV vaccine trials, 10 basic science, and epidemiological research studies. KAVI-ICR programmes are geared to understanding the underlying determinants of good health for prevention of both communicable and non-communicable diseases.

University Of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda

Based in Kigali, the University of Rwanda was formed in 2013 through the merger of Rwanda's previously independent public institutions of higher education, the largest of which was the National University of Rwanda.

Its mission is to support the development of Rwanda by discovering and advancing knowledge, committing to the highest standards of academic excellence, and preparing students for solution-driven lives of service and leadership.

University Of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

The University of Zambia (UNZA) was established by an act of parliament and saw its first intake of students on the 17th of March 1966. The motto of the university, “Service and Excellence”, has guided its development since its inception.

UNZA is situated in Lusaka on two campuses - the main Great East Road Campus, situated 6km from the town centre, and Ridgeway Campus, which caters for the Medical School and is situated 4km South East of Lusaka, opposite the University Teaching Hospital.