Immunology in Africa.

TitleImmunology in Africa.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsCose, S, Bagaya, B, Nerima, B, Joloba, M, Kambugu, A, Tweyongyere, R, Dunne, DW, Mbidde, E, Kaleebu, P, Elliott, AM
JournalTrop Med Int Health
Volume20
Issue12
Pagination1771-7
Date Published2015 Dec
ISSN1365-3156
Abstract

Africa is a continent with a large burden of both infectious and non-communicable diseases. If we are to move forward as a continent, we need to equip our growing cadre of exceptional young scientists with the skills needed to tackle the diseases endemic to this continent. For this, immunology is among the key disciplines. Africans should be empowered to study and understand the diseases that affect them, and to perform their cutting-edge research in their country of origin. This requires a multifaceted approach, with buy-in from funders, overseas partners and perhaps, most important of all, African governments themselves.

DOI10.1111/tmi.12599
Alternate JournalTrop. Med. Int. Health
PubMed ID26391634