On 7 October the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation held a roundtable on Precision Public Health in Africa.
This session brought together African researchers policy makers and funders to explore challenges and opportunities for precision medicine for public health on the continent.
Discussions centred on topics that included applying emerging methods and technologies for measuring disease, pathogens, exposures, behaviors, and susceptibility in populations; and developing policies and targeted public health programmes to improve health on the continent.
- Sue Desmond-Helleman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Collen Masimirembwa, Executive Director, African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology (Zimbabwe)
- Rizwana Mia, Programme Manager, Medical Research Council (South Africa)
- Michele Ramsay, Chair of African Society for Human Genetics (South Africa)
- Clement A. Adebamowo, University of Maryland (Nigeria)
- Eunice Nduati KEMRI-Wellcome Trust (Kenya)
- Akin Abayomi University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
- Guida Landoure at the University of Bamako (Mali)
- Mark Nicol at the University of Cape Town (South Africa)