The African Research Network is directing its efforts towards addressing the weaknesses of medical research funding in Africa and the challenges faced by scientists and higher education institutions on the continent. Sign and share our manifesto with the global health community!
The funding of medical research in Africa has 4 important limitations:
This vision of Africa is widely spread throughout developed countries:
It is time to act toward enabling African doctors and decision-makers to:
This awareness must be shared among us all and will be officially presented during the Dakar Declaration on May 22, 2023, the international day of Non-Communicable Diseases. This event will be organized with the Senegalese head of government, the Senegalese Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and the Senegalese Ministry of Health and Medical Prevention, together with the World Health Organization and the deans, Ministries of Higher Education, the Ministries of Health, rectors, and scientists from the 20 sub-Saharan African countries of our network.
During the Dakar Declaration, a project to create an African Research Institute will be launched, which will be based in the main universities of the Sub-Saharan African region. The head of the main international research institutes (Europe, USA, China, Japan, India, etc.) as well as the scientific journalists of main publications will also be invited.
The African Research Network (ARN) is a network across 20 sub-Saharan African countries involving medical centers and universities that are already carrying out research studies on non-communicable diseases on the continent. Our work has been published at the highest international level and provides significant data on Rheumatic Heart disease, Sickle Cell disease, Epidemiological transition, Quality of cardiovascular and anti-diabetic drugs, Severe Hypertension, or Acute Rheumatic Arthritis.