Improving health worldwide: East Africa
East Africa is at the forefront of many of the world’s most serious health challenges - and their solutions. The School has long been engaged in with numerous partners, and supporting institutions across the region in world-leading research and teaching.
Today, nearly all our work is conducted in collaboration, focusing on everything from infectious diseases including malaria, HIV and tuberculosis, improving the survival and health prospects of mothers and babies, addressing chronic disease and mental health issues, and building resilient and responsive health systems throughout the region.
Our educational programmes have expanded rapidly in recent years, particularly distance learning and joint programmes such as the East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
- Improving health worldwide: East Africa (PDF, 3MB) - read our interactive online publication.
For printed copies of the publication, please contact the External Relations team.
- Advances in global health research presented at Wellcome Trust Bloomsbury Centre meeting 4 July 2013
- New agreement with Ethiopian Ministry of Health signed - 20 June 2013
- Peter Piot awarded Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize
Examples of research projects and groups active in East Africa
- Malaria Capacity Development Consortium
The MCDC is working to strengthen capacity for research in Africa. It supports African scientists studying for PhDs at five partner institutions.
- Malaria Centre
The Malaria Centre supports research projects throughout East Africa, including Kenya, and Tanzania.
- THRiVE - Training Health Researchers into Vocational Excellence in East Africa
The THRiVE partnership aims to strengthen research capacity in the region, and to support the next generation
of East African researchers to become international scientific leaders.
- SASA! - Act now agianst violence
SASA!’ is a five-year project to stop violence against women and reduce HIV risk in Uganda. It is led by Raising Voices and the Centre for Domestic Violence prevention as part of the STRIVE consortium.
- MARCH - Centre for Maternal Reproductive and Child Health
The School’s MARCH Centre works extensively with partners in East Africa and globally to integrate scale up and evaluate maternal and newborn health policy and practice.
- Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU)
MITU conducts research that addresses the most important public health problems affecting Tanzania and the East African region.
- London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in Tanzania
A network that aims to improve public health research in Tanzania