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Coalition of African Academy of Research-oriented Change Agents

CARTA Evidence is a project that is designed to demonstrate the impact of the Consortium for Advanced Research and Training in Africa (CARTA) and similar public and public and population health networks in Africa.

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Years of Research Excellence

Towards better population health

Our African Partners

What the project does

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Evidence
management
Demonstrate spread of research focus and
capacity
Contribution to policy and
planning

Facilitate policy discussions based on available evidence

Enabling of data
findability

Catalogue of published and unpublished data to address complex research questions

Enabling of human capital development

Identify centres of excellence and human capital in the region

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Bibliometric Dashboard

Publications & Data List

Policy Briefs & Factsheets

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Cancers

Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. Approximately 70% of deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries.

COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed up to 40 million Africans into extreme poverty. Its persistent is estimated to cost Africa US$ 13.8 billion in lost GDP.

Disability

About 6.4% of African children under 14 years old have moderate or severe disabilities. Disability is also growing concern among an ageing adult population.

Environmental Health

African is facing significant environmental health challenges due to pollution, urbanization, and climate change. These factors have been associated with the emergence of new diseases.

Food security and nutrition

One in five Africans faced hunger in 2020. Hunger in Africa is driven by conflicts, drought, economic hardship and perpetuated by the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

Health system and policy

Most Africans rely on under-funded public health system. The system is plagued by challenges of access, coverage, quality, safety, efficiency equity and effectiveness.

Infectious disease

In Africa, five infectious are responsible for nearly 80% of the total infectious disease burden and claiming more than 6 million people per year.

Maternal and child health

Despite the progress made in this area, 57% of all maternal deaths occur on the continent, giving Africa the highest maternal mortality ratio in the world.

Noncommunicable diseases

The burden of noncommunicable diseases in African is gradually increasing and is predicted to overtake the burden of communicable diseases by the year 2030 

Sexual and reproductive health

Sub-Saharan Africa lags far behind on measures of sexual and reproductive health. It has the highest HIV burden and 1.1 million new infections in 2018.

Our Funders