Framework Program. for Global Health.

West African Framework Program for Global Health is a research and training program that is
focused on global health problems in West Africa. A high proportion of countries with the poorest
health indices in the world are located in West Africa and continuing problems in the subregion
pose considerable challenge to efforts to improve the health of people living there.

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Global Health Core Programs

  • Cancer in Africa
  • Bioethics
  • Communication, Strategy and Negotiations
  • Built Environment and Health
  • Nutrition and Complex Diseases
  • Health and Health Research Policies
  • Injury and Trauma
  • West African Bioethics West African Bioethics Training Program

    • West African Bioethics Training Program supported MSc, MPhil/PhD program in Bioethics at the University of Ibadan
    • West African Bioethics Training Program launches its postgraduate degree programs in Bioethics at the University of Ibadan
    • WAB aims to take advantage of the rich cultural and colonial heritage of West Africa to develop robust research, training and service programs in Bioethics in West Africa.
    • This postgraduate program aims to build capacity for the ethical review of health research and to strengthen the capacity of the Ethics Committees in institutions throughout West Africa.
    • Furthermore, this program aims to produce bioethics experts who can contribute to the global bioethics discourse from a West African perspective.
    • The degree program is designed to run in modules so that each course can also be taken as a standalone short course by those interested

  • Tobacco Control and Advocacy


    The role of tobacco Tobacco is the biggest cause of preventable death on earth today. As shown in the picture from Colditz et al, tobacco and alcohol constitute major causes of cancer death attributable to non- genetic factors in the United States. The picture in developing countries is likely to be similar except that infections like Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Epstein - Barr virus, risky reproductive and sexual behavior and pollution are likely to be bigger contributors to cancer deaths. Regardless, tobacco consumption is increasing in developing countries. The prevalence of smoking among men in Africa was 29% and 4% among women in199734 and it has been increasing since then. Recently, Nigeria commissioned an ultra modern tobacco manufacturing plant in Ibadan. If the disproportionate effect of smoking on disease





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