Addis Continental Institute of Public Health

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Addis Continental Institute of Public Health
Type Institute
Established 2006
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.

Main Objectives[edit]

  • 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.

Physical Facilities[edit]

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[edit]

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

Financial Sources[edit]

The Institute derives its finance from the services and trainings it offers. Research and development grants could be another source of revenue.

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