AHRO University is the trading name of Africa Health Research Organization, a non-profit making
body that promotes the advancement of global health. The organization was founded in 1999 as
Africa Health Awareness Foundation but it was changed to the current name in 2008 after the
founding director took part in the Durban HIV/AIDS Conference.
The organization started functioning in Ghana with the commencement of its main journal Annals of
Tropical Medicine & Public Health and the subsequent introduction of conferences. Among the
Conferences organized during the early days of the organization were International HIV/AIDS
Conference and the Antimalarial Agents International Conference.
In 2019 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the strategy of the organization was updated with
training of health professionals becoming the central goal. The institute is engaged in research,
postgraduate education, and global healthcare especially tropical diseases. The objectives of the
organization is provide facilities for research, postgraduate teaching, training, investigate and
treatment in global health especially tropical diseases. Currently, the organization is operating under
the trading name AHRO University that governs all programs. There is an AHRO Health & Social Care
Services. The institute is also in advanced stage to own the AHRO Centres of Clinical Excellence
across West Africa where advance researches are made in different facet of tropical disease. Aside
several journals of international repute, the organization run the Africa Lens, a monthly health-
related magazine. The organization also runs the AHRO TV, a channel dedicated to health issues.