The Project

Our project aims to investigate more closely, and with a historical perspective, the changes taking place in disease patterns, and the lived experience of illness in Africa.

The Team

We are a team of highly-experienced researchers with multi-disciplinary backgrounds.


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Latest Stories from Our Blog

Preventing Global Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic: Outcomes of an International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention

I attended the 49thTeaching Seminar of the International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP), which was held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, from 5th-15th June, 2017. This event was hosted by the Jeffery Cheah Foundation, Sunway Medical...

Notes from a Book Launch: Staying Alive at the Uganda Cancer Institute

I joined colleagues as part of the research team on chronic disease in Africa after working on a long term project on the history of cancer in eastern Africa. This historical and ethnographic research on the Uganda Cancer Institute is just beginning to come out in a...

Metabolic Thinking

What do spoons taste of? What can cohort studies tell us about the drivers of obesity? How do drugs and bugs interact with their hosts in metabolism – and what exactly is a host? These were some of the many questions raised (if not completely answered) in...