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Health and Disease in Africa: Websites

Emphasizing social science and historical resources rather than clinical research.

Important Organizations


Major Health & Disease Websites: Africa

  • Resources on Health and Disease in Africa (University of Pennsylvania) is an excellent  single website that provides researchers, students, and the general public with resources that are integral to understanding health concerns in Africa including individual diseases.




  • AIDS Portal  UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development (London)
    A searchable portal for news, documents, and event announcements, with regional and country sections for the African continent.




  • ELDIS, the most important development website maintained by the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex aims “to share the best in development, policy, practice and research.” ELDIS provides links to full text documents related to development including health issues as well as individual country information on public health and disease.
  • Medical Ecology connects the impact of the environment on human health and disease. Contains sections on air/water/food as well as various infectious diseases.


  • TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme  to combat a portfolio of major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged. TDR is based at and executed by the World Health Organization (WHO), and is sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and WHO.

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Philip S. MacLeod

Bibliographer for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Luso-Hispanic Studies, African Studies and Comparative Literature

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