African Malaria Network Trust (AMANET)


The African Malaria Network Trust (AMANET) is an African-owned and African-led charitable trust founded and based in Tanzania, dedicated to promotion of capacity strengthening and networking of malaria R&D across Africa. After a needs assessment, AMANET has refurbished  health research facilities in Burkina Faso, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia; provided short- and long-term bursaries to hundreds of African researchers and associated personnel;  trained over a thousand Africans in essential aspects of clinical trials; leads Africa in bioethics; provided sub-grants to 20 ethics review committees across Africa to strengthen their operations; and is sponsoring clinical trials of three malaria vaccine candidates. AMANET is the only African institution to ever sponsor malaria vaccine trials at established international scientific and ethical standards. AMANET was an AvecNet partner from 1 February 2011 to March 2013.


Principal Investigator: Prof. WL Kilama




Prof. WL Kilama is the founder and Managing Trustee of AMANET. Previously he founded and was Director General of Tanzania’s National Institute for Medical Research, which exposed him to the need for health research ethics, regulatory frameworks, and communication in research. Lately he is championing health research ethics in his former specialty of medical entomology. 





Dr. Aceme Nyika



Dr. Aceme Nyika is the Ethics Coordinator for AMANET. He is the focal person for Health Research Ethics (HRE) capacity building activities that involves training of researchers and members of Ethics Review Committees (ERCs) and awarding of capacity building sub-grants for Africa ERCs.