Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the first 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.
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.
Our research projects question socio-economical 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.