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Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) Population Cohort

Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) Population Cohort

Initiatives -
Sub-Saharan African network of African-led research in HIV (particularly acute HIV (AHI)) and Tuberculosis (TB) infection. We aim to shape and drive locally relevant basic, clinical and translational research in Africa.To become a source of fundamental discoveries into the susceptibility, transmission and cure of HIV, TB and related diseases. We also seek ways to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
Start Year
2000
Supplementary Information
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr Kobus Herbst
    Institute’s Population Intervention Programme (PIP)
  • Professor. Director Willem Hanekom
    The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI)

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Demographic and health information is collected every three times a year from all registered households, with one senior household member reporting on all resident and non-resident individual members of the household. It includes reports of all births, deaths, marriages and moves into and out of the area. Household socio-economic data is collected once a year. All resident individuals over the age of 15 are interviewed annually and a dried blood spot taken for biomeasures, including HIV sero-status.
Supplementary Information
https://ihccglobal.org/membercohorts/

Marker Paper

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
168,000
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.ahri.org/research/