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Program Snapshot

Common Fund's Global Health program supports biomedical research and training in chronic, non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, maternal-child health, mental health, emergency medicine, as well as in infectious diseases. The program includes two primary initiatives:


Program Highlights MEPI
MEPI Vocies of Change

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Program Highlights H3Africa

H3Africa launches new website for H3Africa BioNet
H3Africa launches website for H3Africa BioNet (click icon above)

Learn more about the Five Step Grants Registration Process in the H3Africa Grants Registration Process Guide. View the meeting presentation slides here.Exit Disclaimer

Read the press release for the H3Africa project…

NEW! Open Meetings of the H3Africa Program in South Africa. The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) program announces two meetings open to the public in Stellenbosch, South Africa:

May 30, 2014: “Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases in Africa: Harmonizing H3Africa Genomic Epidemiological Teams and Tools
Workshop to stimulate discussion among African researchers and to enhance the understanding of how relations among the observable effects of cardiovascular disease can be targeted to decrease the burden of cardiovascular disease.

June 2, 2014: “African Genomic Variation and Disease Gene Discovery
Genome Analysis Session to discuss strategies for gene discovery in African populations and the design of an H3Africa custom genotyping chip.

Learn how multiple NIH programs – including the Common Fund Global Health program –  are working synergistically with outside partners to build biomedical research capacity in Africa  Read more . . . Exit Disclaimer

The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) program announces $17 million in new awards to support genomics research, train genomic scientists, and build scientific infrastructure in Africa. Click the links below or visit the “PUBLICATIONS/NEWS” tab for more information.
Press Release     AllAfrica News Article 

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