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

Integrating Critical Social Science and Global Health Policy

In June 2017, I participated in a workshop on Cancer in the South hosted by Dr. Carlo Caduff at King’s College London. Historians and anthropologists gathered around a table in Somerset House and shared works in progress on cancer case studies from across the Global...

Cancer’s visible and invisible histories

The New York Times featured a piece on cancer in eastern Africa this past weekend. In the article "As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan" reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. and photographer Charlie Shoemaker report that pharmaceutical companies...

What’s in a biscuit?

The reasons for the increase in the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan African countries are complex, as much recent research has shown. So-called ‘lifestyle’ factors (including dietary change) may play a less central part than was previously thought. But...