Jimma University’s Tropical and Infectious Disease Research Center has been selected by World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the Core Members of African Network on Vector Resistance. March 2019
Established in 2000, by the WHO Regional Office for Africa, African Network on Vector Resistance involves research institutions and malaria control programs in the regions as members. The Network has significantly contributed to malaria control particularly in the monitoring and management of insecticides resistance, vector surveillance and capacity building across the region. Now granted core membership of the network JU’s TIDRC will facilitate the work of the network..
JU’s TIDRC has been established at Jimma University in 2012 in collaboration with VLIR-IUC mandated by the University senate to undertake high-level research and training on tropical and infectious diseases in the context of local situation to better understand disease ecology and epidemiology, address the most serious health challenges and develop and design prevention and control strategies. It mostly focuses on community-based participatory research (CBPR) in health that equitably involves all partners in the research process. The Center is located at Sekoru district 233 km south-west of the capital, Addis Ababa and 102 km East of Jimma town.
The vision of TIDRC is to become center of excellence in tropical and infectious diseases research and training by responding to the health needs of the nation, region and beyond. Its mission is to advance tropical and infectious diseases training, research and services to attain better health, improve health equity and quality of life in Ethiopia and world-wide by discovering, developing and transferring new products and tools/technologies for disease surveillance, diagnosis and treatment.