the African Vision Research Institute 

Aims to reduce the burden of blindness and visual impairment in africa.

We do this by conducting research that is relevant to disease control, human resource development and infrastructure development.


AVRI is affiliated to the University of KwaZulu-Natal.


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Research

AVRI accommodates research support at all levels and from all regions in Africa.

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Post-Graduate Application

Students from Africa are eligible for scholarships and bursaries in Post-Graduate studies. 

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Ethics
Ethical Policy

All research is presented  to the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Ethics Committee for approval. 

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why us
Our History

AVRI was founded in 2005 after a need to develop research capacity in Africa was recognised. 

Our Work

Research Institutes, Researchers, Research Fellows and Post-Graduate students can approach the Institute for assistance and advice. 

Our Team

Our team is made up of highly skilled and respected professionals from across the African continent. They are committed to reducing the burden of blindness and visual impairment in Africa.

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Research Focus

AVRI is committed to contributing to good eye health practices in Africa through sound research and evidence generation that leads to policy change. 

Cataracts

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Refractive Error and Low Vision

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Trachoma

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Diabetic Retinopathy

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