1. Develop a roadmap for research and practice of ethics of genomic research in Africa. Africa is on the threshold of the genomics revolution with emerging plans to increase training and research capacity in African genomics. This needs urgent proposals to develop an ethical training and research framework for gene-ethics in Africa.
Ethics and Genomics Research in Africa (EAGER-AFRICA) Conference 2011 has come and gone but the impact will stay with us always. The website afford us the oppotunity of reliving the incredible time we had together through pictures and video, you can also download workshop slides online.
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The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative aims to facilitate a contemporary research approach to the study of genomics and environmental determinants of common diseases with the goal of improving the health of African populations. To accomplish this, the H3Africa Initiative aims to create and support the development of the necessary expertise among African scientists, and to establish networks of African investigators. It is envisaged that studies performed in the H3Africa Initiative will inform subsequent strategies to address more broadly health inequities in both communicable and non-communicable diseases eventually leading to health benefits in Africa.