Immunology in Africa.


Cose, S; Bagaya, B; Nerima, B; Joloba, M; Kambugu, A; Tweyongyere, R; Dunne, DW; Mbidde, E; Kaleebu, P; Elliott, AM; (2015) Immunology in Africa. Tropical medicine & international health , 20 (12). pp. 1771-7. ISSN 1360-2276 DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12599

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Abstract

: Africa is a continent with a large burden of both infectious and non-communicable diseases. If we are to move forward as a continent, we need to equip our growing cadre of exceptional young scientists with the skills needed to tackle the diseases endemic to this continent. For this, immunology is among the key disciplines. Africans should be empowered to study and understand the diseases that affect them, and to perform their cutting-edge research in their country of origin. This requires a multifaceted approach, with buy-in from funders, overseas partners and perhaps, most important of all, African governments themselves.<br/>

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 26391634
Web of Science ID: 367344800017
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2312485

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