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Building a Platform to Enable NCD Research to Address Population Health in Africa: CVD Working Group Discussion at the Sixth H3Africa Consortium Meeting in Zambia

Authors:

Emmanuel Peprah ,

Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, US
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Ken Wiley,

National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, US
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Jennifer Troyer,

National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, US
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Sally N. Adebamowo,

National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, US
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Dwomoa Adu,

Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Ghana, Accra, GH
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Bongani M. Mayosi,

Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, Cape Town, ZA
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Michele Ramsay,

Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience and Division of Human Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, ZA
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Ayesha A. Motala,

Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, School of Clinical Medicine, Nelson R. Mandela Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, ZA
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Clement Adebamowo,

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Greenebaum Cancer Center and Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, US; Strategic Information, Training & Research Office, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria, Garki, Abuja, NG
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Bruce Ovbiagele,

Department of Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, US
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Mayowa Owolabi,

Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, NG
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H3Africa Cardiovascular Diseases Working Group and as members of the H3Africa Consortium

Abstract

Highlights

  • H3Africa CVD-related projects will analyze genomic data for over 50,000 individuals
  • Dataset will contain samples from across various African countries and disease phenotypes
  • H3Africa CVD-related projects will be foundational for translational research
How to Cite: Peprah E, Wiley K, Troyer J, Adebamowo SN, Adu D, Mayosi BM, et al.. Building a Platform to Enable NCD Research to Address Population Health in Africa: CVD Working Group Discussion at the Sixth H3Africa Consortium Meeting in Zambia. Global Heart. 2016;11(1):165–70. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gheart.2015.11.002
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Published on 01 Mar 2016.
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