The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is the continent’s premier research and policy organization, exploring population, health, and well-being questions. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and with a West Africa Regional Office (WARO) in Dakar, Senegal, the Center seeks to drive change with evidence led by a growing cadre of research leaders from across sub-Saharan Africa. 

APHRC has for the last two decades run numerous research projects and generated evidence that has shaped policy and practice across African countries. Its Africa-wide mandate and reach, its wide network of partners across the continent, and its successful large-scale doctoral training programs have certainly put the Center on the global map. 

Currently, the Center’s portfolio comprises over 100 projects in more than 35 countries involving global, regional, and national stakeholders. APHRC milestones over the last 20 years are numerous and include global recognition and awards.

As a progressive African-led global research center invested in creating legacy impact, our work is centered in three integrated programmatic divisions: Research, Research and Related Capacity Strengthening (RRCS), and Policy Engagement and Communications (PEC).


Transforming lives in Africa through research.


Generating evidence, strengthening research and related capacity in the African R&D ecosystem, and engaging policy to inform action on health and development.


Fairness: We are impartial, and committed to equity and inclusion
Integrity: We are open, authentic, transparent, and accountable
Respect: We treat all people with courtesy, kindness and thoughtfulness
Excellence: We pursue and deliver quality consistently, efficiently and effectively