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The Fourth Meeting of the H3Africa Consortium at Spier, Stellenbosch, Cape Town
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Africa: U.S. Expands Health Research Partnerships in Africa

Washington — The United States is expanding its partnership with African institutions and scientists for research into some of the most vexing health problems plaguing the continent and world.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) October 18 announced 10 new grants totaling up to $17 million over the next four years. The new awards include funding for two collaborative centers, one that will study the risk factors for stroke and another that will study the role of the human vaginal microbiome in cervical cancer.