News Scan for Jul 29, 2020

$100 million next-generation genomics initiative begins in Africa

A group led by the African Commission through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), yesterday launched the Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative (Africa PGI), a $100 million, 4-year partnership to expand and integrate next-generation genomic sequencing (NGS) capabilities across the continent to improve health surveillance and lab networks and better tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

“The Africa PGI will help Member States build their capacities to operate strong surveillance and laboratory…

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