A Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Research and Training In Africa

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Leading the way in Epidemiological Research


Epidemiology is the branch of medical science that investigates all the factors that determine the presence or absence of diseases and disorders. Epidemiological research helps us to understand how many people have a disease or disorder, if those numbers are changing, and how the disorder affects our society and our economy The Epidemiology Research Program seeks to reduce the HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria burden by conducting large, nationwide prospective studies that advance our understanding, survival and long-term survivorship and inform prevention and control programs, policies and guidelines.



BRTI conducts and supports a comprehensive program of basic, behavioral, clinical, and translational research on HIV/AIDS and its associated coinfections, comorbidities, and other complications. Since HIV crosses nearly every area of medicine and scientific investigation, the response to the HIV pandemic requires a multi-Institute, multidisciplinary, global research program. BRTI’s research efforts also include identifying those scientifically proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions and prevention strategies to be implemented as part of a high-impact prevention approach for maximal impact on the HIV epidemic.

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Malaria research is focused on helping low and middle income countries scale up their efforts to diagnose and treat malaria and prevent illness and deaths among the most vulnerable – pregnant women and children. BRTI is one of the leading institutions supporting malaria research and development. The Institute has a longstanding commitment to malaria research to support the goals of reducing morbidity and mortality from malaria and ultimately eradicating the disease. BRTI is conducting and supporting research to better understand the disease, develop effective alternatives to mosquito control, and create diagnostics, treatments, and a vaccine to prevent infecti

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BRTI supports and conducts basic, translational and clinical research to better understand TB and expedite the development of innovative new tools and strategies to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment of TB.

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Other Infectious diseases

Diseases that were once thought under control are re-emerging because of global travel and migration patterns, and new disease-causing agents, or pathogens, are emerging all the time.

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