H3Africa: Human Heredity and Health in Africa

Organisation: H3Africa: Human Heredity and Health in Africa

Name of Exhibition: H3Africa: Human Heredity and Health in Africa

Exhibition Summary:

The Human, Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) initiative is a partnership among the National Institutes of Health (U.S.A), Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), Wellcome Trust (U.K) and the African Society for Human Genetics. H3Africa aims to enhance the use of genomic approaches to the study of the genomic and environmental determinants of disease in Africa. The initiative supports African population-based genomic studies of common, non-communicable disorders such as heart and renal disease, as well as communicable diseases such as tuberculosis. The studies, are led by African scientists, and use genetic, clinical and epidemiologic methods to identify hereditary and environmental contributions to the risk of illness.

Contact:

Dr Michelle Skelton
Tel/Mobile: 021-650 19 47
Email: michelle.skelton@uct.ac.za

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