ARUA CoE NCDs Welcomes a New Partner: The University of Lagos


The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) proudly welcomes the University of Lagos as a partner. A major part of the ARUA CoE NCDs mandate is to bring together leading African institutions to work collaboratively on solving the continent’s mounting NCD public health issues. Through a hub and spoke model, the Center functions as a network of universities that collaborate to enhance African NCD research, education, and capacity building.


The University of Lagos joins a prestigious group of universities that are members of the ARUA Centre of Excellence for NCDs. These include the University of Ghana, the University of Nairobi, the University of the Witwatersrand, and the University of Ibadan. Each member university brings unique expertise and experience to the Centre, contributing to a rich and diverse community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to addressing the NCD challenge in Africa.


The University of Lagos is a natural fit for the ARUA Centre of Excellence for NCDs. The University has a strong track record of research and innovation in the field of health, with a focus on addressing the health challenges facing Nigeria and the wider African region. The University’s membership in the Centre will enable it to enhance its collaboration with other leading universities in the field of NCD research and training and to share its expertise and knowledge with a wider audience.


In addition to its research and training activities, the ARUA Centre of Excellence for NCDs also plays an important role in advocacy and policy development. By engaging with policymakers, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders, the Centre seeks to raise awareness of Africa’s NCD challenge and promote evidence-based policies and interventions to address it. The ARUA Centre of Excellence for NCDs is a key initiative that brings together some of the brightest minds in African academia to address one of our most pressing public health challenges. With the addition of the University of Lagos, the Centre is poised to expand its reach and impact and to make a meaningful contribution to the health and well-being of people across the continent.

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