IntroductionProfessor Chadwick set to visit H3Africa Consortium in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 8-10, 2012
Cesagen Director Professor Ruth Chadwick will form part of the Human Heredity and Health Africa (H3Africa) Initiative, serving on its Expert Committee, and attending the inaugural Committee meeting in Addis Ababa in October. H3Africa aims to facilitate a contemporary research approach to the study of genomics and environmental determinants of common diseases with the goal of improving the health of African populations. The National Institutes for Health (NIH) and the Wellcome Trust are managing the research programme.
The inaugural meeting will launch the first cohort of awards made under the H3Africa Initiative and agree a framework for monitoring progress across the initiative as a whole, towards achieving the H3Africa goals of empowering African scientists, establishing research networks and building research capacity in Africa. The meeting will also pull together the Principal Investigators of the initiative, allowing discussion of the projects in relation to sharing protocols and data, ethical, legal and social issues, and capacity building.
For more information on the H3Africa Initiative, please visit its website here.