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Announcing the James Hakim award

The late scientist Dr James Hakim will be memorialized through an annual award to be established in his name, supported by @AFREHealth, @CUGHnews & Fogarty. Each year the James G Hakim award will provide an African health trainee or early-career health professional with funding to cover registration & travel to the annual CUGH meeting, where they will be recognized for their achievements. The inaugural award will be given in 2022.


Call for Applications

HIV, Infectious Disease and Global Health Implementation Research Institute

Center for Dissemination and Implementation of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis

The HIV, Infectious Disease and Global Health Implementation Research Institute (HIGH-IRI) will provide mentored training for Dissemination & Implementation research focused on HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Health.


  • Post-doctoral students and early career researchers addressing Infectious Diseases, HIV, or Global Health.

Post-doctoral researcher in epidemiologic/public health research related to vaccines and vaccination

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary high-impact research and education in technology, health and society. Read more about us:

Tampere ImmunoExcellence (TIE) is a multidisciplinary platform for vaccine-related epidemiologic, public health and immunobiology research at Tampere University. TIE creates a dynamic, interdisciplinary research environment for strong preclinical, clinical and post-licensure vaccination-related research, including breakthroughs in understanding the immune system and evaluating the population impact and safety of immunization programs. 

The post-doctoral position will focus on epidemiologic and public health research related to vaccines and vaccination. It is affiliated with the Health Sciences Unit (HES) in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

End of Year Message from AFREhealth President - Dec 2020

Dear AFREhealth Colleague,
It gives me great pleasure to be able to reach out to you as we draw near the end of the Year 2020 and prepare to enter 2021. At this time of the year, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. We appreciate your support and participation throughout the year and look forward to serving and working with you in the future with more exciting activities, news and programs.

Despite the challenges of a worldwide coronavirus, AFREhealth is on the move, and is advancing excellence by providing greater engagement and relevant opportunities for African health professionals in education, research, and service. AFREhealth desires to share best practices on improving health care systems, strengthening the health workforce, and introducing quality improvement and evidence-based practices across the African continent.

World AIDS Day message from UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima

World AIDS Day 2020 will be like no other.

COVID-19 is threatening the progress that the world has made in health and development over the past 20 years, including the gains we have made against HIV.

Like all epidemics, it is widening the inequalities that already existed.

Gender inequality, racial inequality, social and economic inequalities. We are becoming a more unequal world.

Knowledge, preparedness, and attitude towards COVID-19 among health professions’ students in Africa

To whom it may concern,

The best teacher award for 2020 goes to COVID-19 and as facilitators, we are open to learning, along with our students. As health professionals’ training institutions begin to prepare to open up in Africa, or have actually opened up, this introductory letter seeks your permission to enable your students to participate in an AFREhealth COVID-19 survey for students targeting different African countries. This is imperative to understand the knowledge, attitudes and preparedness of the various health professions’ students at different levels of training towards the COVID-19 pandemic.

Debunking the Myth of Artemisia Annua for the Treatment of COVID-19

African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) investigators from across the globe recently published a paper in the prestigious scientific Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene assessing the bioactive compounds, pharmacological and immunological effects, and traditional uses for the derivative Artemisia annua (A. annua) found in the medicinal herb Artemisia spp. which has been proposed as a possible treatment for COVID-19.



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The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) is an interprofessional health grouping that seeks to work all stakeholders interested in health profession education , research and service delivery to improve the quality of health care in Africa through research, education and capacity building. It is a conglomerate of individuals, institutions, associations and networks from all the geographic and linguistic regions of Africa namely Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone and Arabophone. Read More...

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