Zanzibar Health Research Institute (ZAHRI) is a public health research institution in Zanzibar established by the Revolutionary Government of the Zanzibar, through Legal Notice No. 125 as Parastatal organization under the Ministry of Health in 2018. ZAHRI became official semi-autonomous institution by the Act No. 5 of 2020. Establishment of ZAHRI was a response to the need for promoting and regulating health research. The government noted health research needed to generate scientific information and evidence required in the development of better methods and techniques of improving general public health management; diseases prevention, and control and; treatment, and pharmaceutical products, and herbal developments, and to inform health policies in Zanzibar.