We are very pleased with our recent call published in the African Journal of Neurological Sciences.

Neuroimaging research into neurodegeneration in Africa is severely limited. The majority of research published investigating risk factors and pathology are mainly done within Northern America and Europe. There is an urgent need to tackle the lack of diversity within neuroimaging of neurodegeneration to produce robust generalizable results.

Therefore, we are explicitly looking to strengthen collaborations with African researchers. We hope that a better representation of African researchers and sites will lead to an improved understanding of neurodegenerative diseases in Africa. This knowledge will be essential to tailor diagnosis and clinical care to a patient’s ethnic background.

Global information on neurodegenerative diseases combining genetics and environmental differences will be not only beneficial for individuals within Africa but also for those who have migrated to other locations across the globe.

Read the full call here!


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