The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI)

The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is a truly novel initiative in global health.  Its mission is to conduct outstanding basic science research on tuberculosis (TB) and HIV and translate the scientific findings into new tools to control TB and HIV.  In addition to its research mission, AHRI is committed to motivating young scientists to address the crises of TB and HIV by expanding the science education opportunities in the region as well as strengthening the TB and HIV research capabilities of scientists throughout Africa.

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Timothy Sterling [Email]
Infectious Disease

Durban, South Africa


For all interests in Dr. Sterling's TB related projects, please contact VUMC TB Center Program Coordinator Hilary Vansell
Other Faculty: Yuri van der Heijden 

Program Type

Research, Training or Education

Funding Type




Global Health Topics

Basic Sciences, Health Systems, Infectious Diseases


Post-doctoral students, residents, or trainees; Faculty members

Program Length

Flexible, depending on the individuals interests and needs

VU Affiliation

The program is affiliated with Vanderbilt.


The program does not have a language requirement.