Goal of Project

Understanding non-communicable diseases (NCD) and the role of infection in Africa: Building a partnership to generate big data.

Vision

To provide greater understanding of the current status of chronic NCD, provide evidence for future prevention and management strategies and build platform for multi-site intervention development, monitoring and evaluation and health systems research.

Mission

Bringing together partners with NCD data collected in demographic surveillance sites to address important questions relevant to our setting.

Objectives

  • To create a partnership across multiple demographic sites and cohorts in Africa, providing technical support and expertise to harmonise data on risk factors and health outcomes associated with NCD for collaborative analyses.
  • To produce multi-site and site-specific analyses on mortality levels and changes related to baseline cardiometabolic risk factors.
  • To produce multi-site and site-specific analyses on prevalence and incidence of fatal HIV-related cancers.
  • To ensure dissemination of findings to national and international bodies
  • To explore sustainable funding models for future primary data collection and data pooling.