Now a multi-institutional collaboration between specialized genomics centres (CERI, ACEGID, ILRI) in Africa, this capacity building and fellowship program encompasses hundreds of researchers, physician-scientists, clinicians, and public health experts representing leading academic, hospital, biopharma, and public-health institutions based in Africa. Funding for Genomics Africa Fellowship is also growing, and we recognize and thank those donors here for their critical support.
At this time, when the need for urgent and sustained action is critical in Africa, we are grateful to the many individuals, foundations, organizations, and companies that have generously committed resources toward accelerating our data generation and capacity-building program. Thank you to all those listed below who have given generously to support this fellowship and capacity-building program.
Founding Donor of this program
- The Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation provided grant funding to Stellenbosch University to support genomic sequencing capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa.
Further donation and funding will allow more SARS-CoV-2 genomes to be produced in Africa, to prepare and respond to the pandemic and to train the next generation of scientists. Please let us know if you want to support this progra. Individual donations are managed by the Stellenbosch University and donations and gifts are tax-deductible.
This program is also supported by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Pathogen Genomics Initiative (Africa CDC PGI) and the Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA)
Donors to Africa PGI and NGS-SA
- Africa Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM)
- Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)
- South Africa Department of Science and Innovation (DSI)
- South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
- ELMA Foundation
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
- Mastercard foundation
- Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT)
More information on the Africa PGI and NGS-SA
- Accelerating genomics-based surveillance for COVID-19 response in Africa. Tessema et al Lancet Microbe 2020
- Genomic-informed pathogen surveillance in Africa: opportunities and challenges. Inzaule et al. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2020
- A genomics network established to respond rapidly to public health threats in South Africa. Msomi et al Lancet Microbe 2020
- A year of genomic surveillance reveals how the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic unfolded in Africa. Wilkinson et al. medRxiv 2021