Growing genomic research on the African continent: The H3Africa Consortium

Michèle Ramsay


The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Consortium aims to promote genomic research on the African continent through capacity development and research in both infectious and non-communicable disease research for the benefit of African populations and the world. It is funded by the National Institutes of Health (USA) and the Wellcome Trust (UK) and had its inaugural meeting in August 2012 in Addis Ababa. The H3Africa Consortium includes collaborative centres, research projects, ethics projects, biorepositories and a Pan-African Bioinformatics Network (H3ABioNet).

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Michèle Ramsay, Director, Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Professor of Human Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; South African Research Chair in Genomics and Bioinformatics of African Populations; Member of the Steering Committee of the H3Africa Consortium

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H3Africa; Genomic research; Bioinformatics network; Ethics of broad consent

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(12):1016-1017. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2015.v105i12.10281

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Date submitted: 2015-11-03
Date published: 2015-11-03

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