This is a consortium formed by 3 universities, 3 research institutions, and 2 Northern Universities with a mission to empower African Institutions to become Research Engines for Health Innovations and Evidence-based Healthcare Practices and Policies. This project started in March 2016 and will last until February 2021. This project supports; 5 PhDs, 2 Postdocs, 5 research masters grant, and 5 intern graduates. It also offers Career Development Awards in a competitive manner, and KCMUCo/ KCMC has 4 awardees in this category.
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Sub-Saharan Africa has been faced with an increased double burden of disease and with increased funding initiatives there has been a lot of quality data generated. Meanwhile, the biostatistics capacity in the region had been fragmented and limited. The Sub-Sharan Africa Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics brings together about 20 African and Northern academic and research institutions to mobilize resources in order to ensure well-coordinated efforts in building the biostatistics capacity of the continent. The consortium is funded by the Wellcome Trust through its DELTAS Africa programme (Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training, and Science). Consortium objectives are:
- To develop, strengthen and implement high-quality biostatistics masters’ level training at the lead and partner institutions
- To provide Ph.D. level training to develop expertise, skills, and become research leaders in biostatistics in Africa
- To build a sustainable network of biostatisticians and researchers within each country, and internationally, through outreach, mentoring and skills transfer, workshops and conferences
- To integrate with International Biostatistics Societies and National Statistical Societies to produce a cadre of internationally trained African biostatisticians
Under the Institute of Public Health KCMUCo, 13 scholars including both Masters and Ph.D. Levels have been able to graduate and publish their work in international journals. For more information on SSACAB, you may read