The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) has elected Professor Alash’le Abimiku as the 3rd chair in the organization’s 5 year history. Dr Abimiku is Professor of Medicine at the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA. She is also the Executive Director of the International Research Center of Excellence of the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria. She has been a member of the board of ASLM for the past 5 years, and was nominated for the ASLM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. Read more about Dr Abimiku here.

Cambridge University Press has launched a new journal Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics . The journal will focus on issues of themed collections. They are currently calling for papers for forthcoming collections on Women in Global HealthLongitudinal Population-Based Studies’ and H3Africa and Genomics in Africa’.  Article submission fees have been waived until December 2016. Download the announcement here.


Planning Grant for Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (D71)

Genome Adventures: Where Science Meets Fun! CAfGEN & Wellcome Trust Initiative

Wellcome Trust Advanced Course Genomic Epidemiology in Africa course in Durban, South Africa. Application deadline March 13, February 10, 2015

H3Africa Travel Fellowship Applications Now Open 6th Consortium Meeting-Deadline 8 March 2015, February 9, 2015

1st Annual African Symposium on Genome-wide association studies for complex disease: 23rd - 24th April, 2015, January 21, 2015


Congratulations to Professor Alash'le Abimiku for receiving the prestigious national award, December 1, 2014

Great opinion piece quoting H3Africa by NIH Director Francis Collins and Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy Farrar on funding research in Africa, December 1, 2014

GSK calls for proposals for research into non-communicable diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa-Deadline 13 January 2015, November 26, 2014

3rd World Congress on Targeting Infectious Diseases: Targeting Ebola 2015, November 26, 2014

Fifth Consortium Meeting - Reigstration Now Open!, September 10, 2014

H3Africa Community Engagement Workshop will be taking place in Accra, Ghana on September 15 - 16, 2014, August 1, 2014

ELSI Program Announcements Released, July 31, 2014

Advanced Courses: Working with Pathologen Genomes 23-28 November 2014; Working with the Human Genome Sequence 26-30 January 2015. September 5th and 26th deadlines respecitvely, July 9, 2014

African based Nicola Mulder listed as one of the most influential scientific minds of 2014, July 2, 2014

Southern African Human Genome Programme Workshops, July 2014

H3Africa OPEN MEETINGS - South Africa. Cardiovascular Diseases 30 May 2014 & Genome Analysis 2 June 2014, April 10, 2014

Seven H3Africa PIs will attend the Human Variome Project Consortium Meeting, UNESCO 20 - 22 May, 2014, April 3, 2014

Fourth Meeting of the H3Africa Consortium: reigstration closed. Open meetings: registration extended to 28 April, 2014, March 19, 2014

The Fourth Meeting of the H3Africa Consortium at Spier, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, March 2014


The H3Africa Consortium: Leading the Genomics Revolution in Africa for Africans, December 17, 2013

NIH Programs Build Synergy, Capacity in Africa, November/December 2013

Africa: U.S. Expands Health Research Partnerships in Africa, October 21, 2013

NIH Awards $17 Million in Grants to Augment Genomics Research in Africa, October 18, 2013

Third H3Africa Meeting Program Overview, August 6, 2013

Third H3Africa Meeting Information, August 6, 2013


First Recipients of Research Grants to Support Genomic Studies in Africa Announced, October 8, 2012

NIH and Wellcome Trust Launch, April 4, 2012


African Researchers Weigh in on Ethics of Genomic Research on African Continent, December 12, 2011

Broadening our Global Health Vision, June 15, 2011


$38 Million for the H3Africa Project, July 6, 2010

NIH and Wellcome Trust Announce H3Africa Initiative, June 28, 2010

H3Africa, a Refreshing Ethical Research Endeavor in Africa, June 27, 2010

$38 Million Project Targets African Populations for New Insights into Genes, Environment and Health, June 23, 2010

NIH and Wellcome Trust Announce Partnership to Support Population-based Genome Studies in Africa, June 22, 2010