African Research Network

High-quality global health research from Africa

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death in Africa, yet 90% of funding allocated to medical research on the continent is still devoted to infectious diseases. It is time! Our unique inter-African network has been conducting research across 20 sub-Saharan African countries to dramatically advance knowledge on the prevalence and etiology of cardiovascular and other non-communicable diseases on the continent.

Group of African doctors
A patient in care
our mission

Accelerate the response to non-communicable diseases in Africa

The African Research Network is a growing community of cardiologists, epidemiologists, and pharmacists with extensive prior research experience in the fields of Rheumatic Heart disease, Sickle Cell disease, Quality of cardiovascular and anti-diabetic drugs, Severe Hypertension, or Acute Rheumatic Arthritis. We have been conducting thorough analysis to provide physicians with concise guidelines to better prevent, assess, and manage NCDs in Africa, and ultimately contribute to effective policy making in low- and middle- income countries.

The Dakar Call

SEPTEMBER 25-26, 2023

Abdou Diouf International Conference Center

African scientist in full research

Expand new horizons in research

Our research projects question socio-economic settings, cardiovascular disease management, and pharmacological aspects. It highlights global health challenges such as improving equitable access to treatments and setting up effective cardiovascular risk factors prevention programs.

Our Publications

BMJ Glob Health

Epidemiological transition in morbidity:
10-year data from emergency consultations in Dakar, Senegal.

Gaye B, Diop M, Narayanan K, Offredo L, Reese P, Antignac M, Diop V, Mbacké AB, Boyer Chatenet L, Marijon E, Singh-Manoux A, Diop IB, Jouven X.

Nature Medicine

Socio-demographic and epidemiological consideration of Africa’s COVID-19 response: what is the possible pandemic course?

Gaye B, Khoury S, Cene CW, Kingue S, N’Guetta R, Lassale C, Baldé D, Diop IB, Dowd JB, Mills MC, Jouven X.


Socioeconomic status and hypertension controle in Sub-Saharan Africa : the multi nation EIGHT Study

Antignac M, Diop BI, Macquart de Terline D, Kramoh K, Balde D, Dzudie A, Ferreira B, Houenassi M, Hounsou D, Ikama M, Kane A, Kimbally-Kaki S, Kingue S, Kouam Kouam C, Limbole E, Mfeukeu Kuate L, Mipinda J, N’Guetta R, Nhavoto C, Sesso Z, Sidy Ali A, Ali Toure I, Plouin P, Perier M, Narayanan K, Empana J, Jouven X.

Our Partners
30+ partners around the world trust us.
Thanks to our partners, our projects are made possible and sustainable.

Discover our network

West Africa
Burkina Faso
Côte d'Ivoire
Central Africa
Democratic Republic of Congo
East Africa

It is time!

The funding of research in Africa should reflect the epidemiological transition that has been unfolding on the continent.

African doctors should be able to choose the diseases on which they wish to work; create and carry out the research studies and tests of their choice; analyze, publish, and benefit from the results themselves.