The African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research (APCDR) was formed in 2010 between universities who shared the common vision of creating a major step-change in the level of research on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) through partnership.
The APCDR received a 5-year partnership award from the Medical Research Council in 2012 to fund collaborative research, biodata resource development, and to build human and infrastructure capacity in SSA.
APCDR Mission Statement:
By investing in science, building research capacity & sharing of resources, the APCDR will enhance human health by improving the global understanding of chronic diseases in Africa.
The APCDR is co-Directed by Dr Manjinder Sandhu (Reader in Global Health and Population Sciences, Division of Computational Medicine, University of Cambridge and Senior Group Leader, Global Health & Populations Group, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) and Professor Pontiano Kaleebu (Director of the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS and Deputy Director Uganda Virus Research Institute).