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

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...

What I’m Reading This Month

Marissa Mika shares her reading list, which includes critical ethnographies of global health and new approaches to South African history.