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

Improving Stroke Rehabilitation in Ghana

Overview and context On 14th February 2019, a public engagement workshop on ‘improving stroke rehabilitation in Ghana’ was held at the University of Ghana. This was a collaboration between the Institute of Advanced Studies (UCL) and the Academic Partnership for...

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...