The INDEPTH Executive Director discusses the importance of population-based research for genomic research in a blog published by the journal Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics (GHEG)

8 Sep 2017

Cardiometabolic diseases (CMDs) are a growing public health concern in Africa. Diabetes prevalence has more than doubled since 1980 on the continent and is projected to double again by 2025. [1] Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among those over the age of thirty years. [2] Furthermore, in Southern and East Africa, high prevalence of HIV/AIDS coupled with increasing uptake of antiretroviral therapy adds complexity to risk and morbidity phenotypes for CMD. Read more