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Cambridge Seminar on Epidemiology and Public Health aspects of Diabetes

Diabetes Seminar

The sponsored training course is held every four years and is a free 2 week course, residential with resident faculty on all aspects of diabetes, treatment and necessary joined-up health systems to manage the disease.
Prof Nick Wareham and his team prioritise attendees from countries where training is difficult to obtain and on the basis of their capacity to make a difference once they return to their country of origin.

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African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research (APCDR)

The African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research (APCDR) is an initiative that facilitates collaborative epidemiological and genomic research of non-communicable diseases across sub-Saharan Africa.

To provide the foundation for sustainable collaborations, the partnership is organising research studies, meetings and exchange programmes.

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Diabetes in Africa

In 2010, more than 12 million people in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) were estimated to have diabetes. Over the next 20 years, it is predicted that SSA will have the greatest increase in diabetes prevalence of any region in the world. Thus diabetes is likely to be a major health problem, competing for limited health resources with infectious diseases. In partnership with research centres across SSA, we are assessing approaches to identify people with diabetes and its associated complications in resource-poor settings. We are also examining risk factors for diabetes, both environmental and genetic, across the region.

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Journal SymbolThe Journal of Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics (GHEG),

Cambridge University Press has launched a new online, open access journal Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics (GHEG), dedicated to publishing and disseminating research that addresses and increases understanding of global and population health issues through the application of population science, genomics and applied technologies.

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The Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research is funded by the Wellcome Trust. In close collaboration with The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, it supports researchers working in public health and tropical medicine to develop their careers, and foster interchange between institutions in the UK and those based in low- and middle-income countries.