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Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (AC-IPH) is an independent center of excellence for public health research and training. It was established in mid 2006 by highly qualified health experts to provide technical services and training in major health issues in Africa. The Institute is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


ACIPH supports the attainment of healthier life for Africans by establishing and maintaining centers of excellence for health training and strategic health information to enhance the quality of health services and promote evidence based public health practices.


ACIPH is committed to improving the health of African population by enhancing the implementation capacity organizations dealing in public health and related issues in the government, non-governmental and private sectors through training, research and technical assistance. ACIPH provides short term training, assists in generating strategic information through research, monitoring and evaluation, and establishing routine database systems. ACIPH provides consultancy services in the area of public health training, research and services. Medium and long term trainings leading to acquiring masters and PhD degrees shall be offered in collaboration with national and international academic institutions. The Institute strives to support organizations in achieving their mission by offering timely need based quality professional services. It focuses on major public health problems of the continent such as reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. It deals with emerging and re-emerging public health problems as and when necessary. It provides training and technical assistance in methodological issues such as data management, analysis and report writing based on both quantitative and qualitative research approaches.


ACIPH maintains high ethical and moral standards, respect social norms, and believes in equality and mutual respect. The Institute offers high standard of service to its clients and comfortable working environment for its employees. It strives to support community and public initiatives in advancing public health by actively supporting professional and community organizations striving for a healthier life for Africans.

Main Objectives

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 highly qualified 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 well trained and experienced persons.

Physical Facilities

The The ACIPH is located in the convenient area of Addis Ababa in Yeka sub-city. The office is equipped with: computers and printers, photocopy machines, communication services including high-speed broadband and wifi internet, telephone and fax machines, a data and documentation center, and transportation vehicles. The Institute building was built in 2012 and stands five floors high. A room with modern visual aid facilities can accommodate up to 200-300 persons and is available for training, workshops, and seminars. The Institute documentation center has several useful reference materials available to our staff and students.

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

Financial Sources

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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