APHRC’s Frequently Asked Questions


APHRC’s Frequently Asked Questions

What is the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)?

APHRC is a premier research-to-policy institution, generating evidence, strengthening research and related capacity in the African research and development ecosystem, and engaging policy to inform action on health and development. The Center, which is Africa-based and African-led, seeks to drive change by developing strong African research leadership and promoting evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) across sub-Saharan Africa.

When and how did APHRC start? How long has the Center been in operation?

APHRC started in 1995 as a fellowship program of the Population Council. In 2001, it became autonomous, was registered in the USA, and signed a Headquarters Agreement with the Government of Kenya as an African regional research center. APHRC has been actively involved in research and policy for more than two decades, making significant contributions to shaping policies across African countries.

Where is APHRC  located?

APHRC is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and has a West Africa Regional Office (WARO) in Dakar, Senegal. The APHRC Campus in Nairobi is located on Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru. The  West Africa office is located at 4e étage, Immeuble Sourok 3, 10083 Sacré cœur 3 VDN, in Dakar, Senegal.

What geographical areas does APHRC cover?

APHRC has a continent-wide mandate, with over 100 projects in 35 countries involving many global, regional, and national stakeholders.

How can I contact APHRC?

Headquarters (Nairobi), Email info@aphrc.org and Mobile +254 722 205 933, +254 733 410 102.
West Africa regional office (Dakar), Email  infowestafrica@aphrc.org and Telephone +221 33 867 99 36

What are the key research themes at APHRC?

APHRC’s research is centered around four integrated themes: Human Development, Health and Wellbeing, Population Dynamics and Urbanization in Africa, and the Data Science Program.

Where can I send my resume if I am interested in working for APHRC?

All vacancies are on our APHRC website on the careers page. We also regularly post all vacancies on Facebook, LinkedIn, and X.

How do I apply for an internship at APHRC?

The full list of open internship positions is available on our website careers page and includes details on how to apply.

Does APHRC respond to all job applications?

Applications through the portal have an automated response. For those done via email, due to the large numbers submitted, we may not respond to individual applicants at the initial stage. However, shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

What notable achievements or milestones has APHRC had over the last 20 years?

A detailed list is available on our website under the key highlights segment. A few of the milestones include:
Expanded partnerships with both African and non-African institutions and bodies.
Global recognition, including being ranked by the University of Pennsylvania Go To Think Tank Index as the best African think tank influencing domestic health policy.
Runner-up in the Eighth Global Healthy Workplace Awards in the small and medium enterprise employer category.
Published over 900 papers, 200 Technical Reports, and 150 Policy Briefs since 2005.
Over 290 graduates have benefited from capacity-strengthening programs at the masters and doctoral levels.
Establishment of training hubs in critical areas of the Center’s work, such as the Virtual Academy and the Youth Research Academy.