Addis Continental Institute of Public Health
|Director||Professor Yemane Berhane|
|Location||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (AC-IPH) is an independent center for public health research and training. It was established in mid-2006 by health experts to provide technical services and training in major health issues in Africa. The Institute is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. And currently has opened a new branch in Bahirdar, Ethiopia.
- Conduct training programs to enhance performance in health services and program management.
- Support evidence based practice by conducting research and monitoring and evaluation activities.
- Provide technical support for organizations and/or individuals engaged in collecting, analyzing, and dissemination of health and population data/information.
- Develop and undertake training programs to support human resource development in the continent.
The Institute has core technical experts and a number of associate consultants in the various fields of health and social sciences. The Institute has over 45 full-time technical and administrative staff, and over 80 trained field research workers. The data management unit is also staffed with persons.
ACIPH is located in Addis Ababa in Kirkos sub-city. The office is equipped with computers and printers; photocopy machine; communication services including high speed WiFi Internet, telephone and fax; data and documentation center; and vehicles. The Institute has about four floor space on a modern building (ACIPH building located in Yeka Subcity adjacent to "Ayat" compound, Zone 8; Road 8). A training/workshop/seminar rooms with visual aid facilities that can accommodate more than 100 persons is available. The Institute documentation center has reference materials.
Range of Services
The Institute can offer any professional/technical services and trainings in the area of public health on demand basis. Some of the activities are:
- Offering short term training: including reproductive health, monitoring and evaluation, research methods, health management, and data management and analysis;
- Designing and conducting research: from protocol development to writing report;
- Conducting monitoring and evaluation of projects and programs;
- Establishing database and supervision;
- Organizing and supporting technical workshops;
- Training of trainers;
- Offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of public health for colleges and universities;
- Development of teaching/learning materials;
- Data processing for surveys and related activities;
- Conducting needs assessment; and
- Providing Consultancy services in health development based on request
The Institute derives its finance from the services and trainings it offers. Research and development grants could be another source of revenue.