30 år av framgångsrik mykobakterieforskning. AHRI i Addis Abeba ­ unik forskningsmiljö i u-land

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The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, was established by the Swedish and Norwegian Save the Children organisations in collaboration with the University of Bergen, with the principal objective of pursuing basic research in leprosy. The institute has a commendable record of achievement, and has made significant contributions to our understanding of leprosy and its control, and to the training of scientists from Ethiopia and other African countries. Recently, the Ethiopian, Swedish and Norwegian governments agreed to continue supporting the AHRI as an autonomous research centre. Its main objectives will be to conduct research in mycobacterial diseases, particularly tuberculosis, and to promote the enhancement of human resources in health research through instruction, supervision, and scientific collaboration.


  • Håkan Miörner
  • S Britton
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Microbiology in the medical area


  • U-länder, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Forskning, Etiopien, Tuberkulos
Translated title of the contribution30 years of successful mycobacteriology research, The AHRI in Addis Abeba--a unique research environment in a developing country
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)585-587
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Publication categoryResearch