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

Africa CDC

Last week I attended a talk by Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The talk was given at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and gave a brief overview of the Africa CDC and its goals. The idea...

Africa and the Epidemiological Imagination

By Marissa Mika and Megan Vaughan In early September we hosted a workshop on Africa and the Epidemiological Imagination at University College London’s Institute of Advanced Studies’ Common Ground. The workshop was sponsored by the Wellcome Trust as part of a Senior...

Reframing NCDs and Global Health: Thoughts on the Lancet Debate

In light of this week’s upcoming UN High Level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), it may be useful to revisit last year’s Lancet Global Health discussion on reframing NCDs (Allen, 2017; Allen & Feigl, 2017c; Horton, 2017). The debate highlighted a number...