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What we do


We exist to provide capacity building opportunities for African researchers in the early stages of their careers 

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Our Fellows

Our Impact

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We provide African researchers with access to training and skills development that can help them address African health challenges. Since our establishment in 2015, we have spent £3 million on researchers across Africa.  

Our programmes are diverse, and we transcend language barriers and borders to fund researchers in under-resourced countries. Our Fellows have the autonomy to choose what they consider to be the most important health challenges and we support them with the resources to tackle these.