Tropical and infectious disease are affecting the majority and claiming many lives. The impact is severe in developing countries where prevention, diagnosis and treatment facilities are compromised. Geographic locations play a pivotal role in the study of tropical and infectious diseases. The location of University of Gondar (UoG) is at the center of all these disease conditions. However, there are scarcity of high caliber evidences that potentially influence policy and health directions due to poor coordination and lack of collaboration among researchers. Considering these the University of Gondar has established a Tropical and Infectious Diseases Research Center (TIDRC) in 2014.
The establishment of the center helps to promote collaborative research through integrating the different disciplines of science linking the three P’s (Pathogen, Patient and Population). The center will undertake high caliber research; apply for grants; organize relevant national and international conferences; and collaborate with animal health experts for promoting one health approach to study zoonotic diseases. Furthermore the center will coordinate and provide training to enhance the knowledge and skills of researchers on various areas.
Principles and Values
The Research center is guided by the following principles and values:
– The research agenda will be integrated with the thematic areas of University of Gondar
– Research will be problem solving
– Research will be applicable, innovative, and of high quality
– Research will be interdisciplinary and collaborative
– Research findings will be widely disseminated
– The research center will provide a collegial and nurturing environment
– Research center policies and procedures will be transparent
– Evaluation of Research center activities will be frequent and transparent
To become one of the renowned tropical and infectious diseases research center in Africa
To provide an organizational structure and mobilize, integrate, and develop the University of Gondar potentials, talents, resources, and infrastructure to the advancement of knowledge through focused researches in tropical and infectious diseases.
– To promote and undertake problem solving collaborative researches with the aim to promote societal health problem and provide information to policymakers.
– To promote one health approach in relevant animal and human tropical infectious diseases.
– To coordinate tropical and infectious diseases research activities.
– To strengthen inter and intra faculty collaborative research on tropical and infectious diseases.
– To promote the University of Gondar’s ideal site and facility for tropical and infectious disease research to the world for collaborations
– To support and supervise tropical and infectious diseases researches at the University of Gondar.
Research interest areas
Tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, meningitis, parasitic diseases, tropical diseases and other NTDs, other communicable diseases
Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), Ethiopia
Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), Ethiopia
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Linköping University, Sweden
Örebro University, Sweden
University of Leipzig, Germany
Ohio State University, USA
University of Calgary, Canada
Imperial College, UK
Staten Serum Institute (SSI), Denmark
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Belgium
External advisors list
Dr. Abraham Aseffa, AHRI, Ethiopia
Prof. Yemane Birhan, Addis Continental Institute of Public Health, Ethiopia
Prof. Asrat Hailu, AAU, Ethiopia
Dr. Amha kebede, EPHI, Ethiopia
Prof. Afework Kassu, AAU and MOE, Ethiopia
Prof. Olle Stendahl, Linköping University, Sweden
Dr. Thomas Schön, Linköping University, Sweden
Prof. Eva Särndahl, Örebro University, Sweden
Dr. Christian Wejse, SSI, Denmark
Prof. Sven Britton, KI, Sweden
Prof. Lashitew Gedamu, University of Calgary, Canada
Dr. Daniel Elias, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Prof. Gerd Birkenmeier, Leipzig University, Germany
Dr. Pascale Kropf, Imperial College, UK
Prof. Wondwossen Gebreyes , Ohio State University
Dr. Howard Engers, WHO
Contact: Dr. Ebba Abate (Assistant professor)
Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology
Center’s Email: email@example.com