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.


Learn more about our research activities.

Latest Stories from Our Blog

Hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control in Ghanaian population

Hypertension is a global public health issue and it contributes significantly to cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, premature deaths and disabilities. Due to the increase in the burden of hypertension in Ghana, and the visible impact on cardiovascular disease,...

Community perceptions on sexual activity and stroke

Sexual Activity and Stroke: Does Cause-and-Effect Exist? Between October 2017 and February 2018, I was in Ghana to conduct a study on local communities’ perceptions on chronic illnesses and stroke. We conducted 30 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) in five communities...

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...