The Africa Center for Biostatistical Excellence: a proposal for enhancing biostatistics capacity for sub-Saharan Africa Academic Article uri icon

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  • Sub-Saharan Africa has a shortage of well-trained biomedical research methodologists, in particular, biostatisticians. In July 2014, a group of biostatisticians and researchers from the region attended a brainstorming workshop to identify ways in which to reduce the deficit in this critical skill. The workshop recognized that recommendations from previous workshops on building biostatistics capacity in sub-Saharan Africa had not been implemented. The discussions culminated with a proposal to setup an Africa Center for Biostatistical Excellence, a collaborative effort across academic and researcher institutions within the region, as a vehicle for promoting biostatistics capacity building through specialized academic masters programs as well as regular workshops targeting researchers.


  • Machekano, Rhoderick
  • Young, Taryn
  • Rusakaniko, Simbarashe
  • Musonda, Patrick
  • Sartorius, Ben
  • Todd, Jim
  • Fegan, Greg
  • Thabane, Lehana
  • Chikte, Usuf

publication date

  • November 30, 2015