Officially established in 2009, the Africa Academy for Public Health (AAPH) is an independent organization registered in Tanzania with the mission to address public health priority challenges in sub-Saharan Africa through innovative scientific evidence, training & capacity building and knowledge translation. The AAPH evolved from research collaborations between the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a number of public health research and training institutions in Tanzania. This relationship began more than 40 years ago and developed stronger ties over the last 20 years through large joint discovery and translation research and training programs.

The AAPH aims to contribute to the development of public health professionals who are equipped to address identified gaps in delivery of health systems and health services research. The AAPH provides a platform for north-south and south-south learning to develop collaborative and sustainable research and programs, with the aim of benefiting population health, particularly in the sub-Saharan region. The AAPH aims to facilitate health research by establishing and strengthening links between institutions in the North, including the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and African research institutions; exchanging information on research ideas, knowledge, projects, and capacity; and harnessing synergies across different research teams working in sub-Saharan Africa. The AAPH supports the advancement of training to fill identified gaps in public health.

Vision:

People of Africa enjoy longer and healthier lives.

Mission:

To address public health priority challenges in sub-Saharan Africa through innovative scientific evidence, training & capacity building and knowledge translation.

Objectives:

  • To provide high quality research and leadership training for various health professionals in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • To conduct implementation science research that will generate evidence for policy change around key public health priority issues in sub-Saharan Africa including reproductive and maternal health; child and adolescent health; nutrition and agriculture; HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; non-communicable diseases; health systems strengthening, and more.
  • To facilitate translation of scientific evidence into practice.
  • To strengthen networks and linkages for scientific training and research initiatives within higher learning, research, and health institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Contact Us

Africa Academy of Public Health (AAPH)

Plot #802, Mwai Kibaki Road, Mikocheni

P.O. Box 79810

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

 

Tel: +255 22 777 1623/1615

Fax: +255 22 2722 1610

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