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Human Heredity & Health in Africa

How do you
discover Africa's
genetic diversity?

WHAT WE DO

H3 AFRICA

The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) is a programme initiated in 2010 by the National Institute of Health (NIH), Wellcome, and the African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG).

H3Africa supports population-based studies that use genetic, clinical, and epidemiological tools to better understand how the interplay between human genes and the environment influences disease susceptibility, pathogenesis, and prevention intending to improve the health of African populations. H3Africa is creating new research capabilities in Africa by enhancing infrastructure and supporting pan-African collaborations, as well as collaborations with researchers in the United States and Europe.