The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal is located within the College of Health Sciences of the University.
The Africa Centre is funded by the Wellcome Trust for its core population-based research. The Centre has been based since its inception in the Umkhanyakude district of KwaZulu-Natal, where the burden of disease from HIV is immense. The Centre currently has its headquarters at Somkhele in KwaZulu-Natal, with access to laboratories and offices at the University in Durban, including the first floor of the Doris Duke Medical Research Institute building.
MISSION AND SCIENTIFIC STRATEGY
- To conduct policy relevant health and population research, in an ethical manner, in partnership with the community in which it works.
- To enhance the capacity of the people of sub-Saharan Africa to do research.