Welcome to the H3Africa Biorepository Program
The H3Africa Biorepository Program manages Biospecimen collections from the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Consortium. H3Africa studies are currently collecting DNA and other Biospecimens from participants in 22 African countries to assess genomic and environmental influences on communicable and non-communicable diseases. The program currently supports three Biorepositories in Uganda, Nigeria, and South Africa through funding from the National Institutes of Health in the United States. The mission of the Biorepository Program is to provide quality controlled Biospecimens from H3Africa genomics studies to interested researchers.
The H3Africa Biorepositories
Integrated Biorepository H3Africa Uganda (IBRH3AU)
IBRH3AU is located at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). The facility provides a resource of well characterized and annotated quality Biospecimens to be used by future studies. This resource is utilized by communicable and non-communicable disease researchers in an African population.
Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN)
IHVN supports H3Africa investigators to conduct high quality genomics and translational research using well processed, preserved, quality controlled & protected human biological samples accessible to the H3Africa and larger research community to address health issues and diseases affecting the continent.
Clinical Laboratory Services (CLS, South Africa)
Clinical Laboratory Services (CLS), a Division of the Wits Health Consortium in Johannesburg South Africa with hubs in Cape Town and Durban, aims to support the H3Africa project that will study diseases in African populations to gain a better understanding of factors that affect heath and diseases.