Human Heredity & Health in Africa

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Africa's genetic



The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) is a major programme initiated in 2010 by the National Institute of Health (NIH), Wellcome, and 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 influence disease susceptibility, pathogenesis and prevention with the goal of improving the health of African populations.

Why Genomics Research is important for Africa Mapping the genetic diversity of africans

Science for Africa Foundation’s Role

SFA Foundation is managing the Wellcome funded component of H3Africa. The Science for Africa Foundation is a pan-African organisation created to support, strengthen, and promote science and innovation in Africa. SFA Foundation is committed to improving the quality of lives of African people and to promoting the uptake of research in communities, industry, and the public sector.

SFA Foundation is closing the delivery of the Phase II awards for the H3Africa initiative.