Launch of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence for Non Communicable Diseases (ACE-NCDs)
The Launch of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence for Non Communicable Diseases (ACE-NCDs) took place on Tuesday December 6 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EAT at Taifa Hall Main campus UON.
This event marks the launch of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Non-Communicable Diseases, whose aim is to develop and support NCD research and capacity building training on NCD prevention and management in Sub-Saharan Africa and guide NCDs policy formulation.
The (ACE-NCD) is one of the thirteen ARUA Centres of Excellence. ACE-NCD is hosted by the University of Nairobi Kenya (the Hub) and is made up of five African Universities (spokes) among them, the University of Nairobi, Makerere University in Uganda, University of Ghana, University of Ibadan in Nigeria, and University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. ACE-NCD comprises an international network of researchers across Africa and the rest of the World. ACE-NCD seeks to support research capacity building in the five partner African universities and the less research-intensive universities in Africa to address Africa’s complex burden of NCDs through collaborative trans-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research groups across Africa and beyond. The ACE-NCDs was formed in 2019 and in April 2020 it received support from a capacity building grant awarded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).