Human Heredity and Health in Africa Announced in London
The National Institutes of Health and the Wellcome Trust, a British charity in London
, has announced a partnership to launch a project called Human Heredity and Health in Africa, or H3Africa. The National Human Genome Research Institute will manage the project for NIH. H3Africa will conduct a number of population-based studies, using genomic and clinical tools, to identify the genetic and environmental contributions to communicable and non-communicable diseases.
NIH has pledged $25 million in Common Fund money over five years; the Wellcome Trust has pledged an additional $12 million (£ 8 million). The partnership includes the African Society of Human Genetics, which has played a key organizing role.
The partnership was announced at a London press briefing on June 22, 2010.
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Last Updated: March 15, 2012