CADS is committed to raising awareness, researching and ultimately finding solutions for key public health problems being faced by African communities. This three-pronged approach provides a broad spectrum within which CADS can engage policy makers as well as provide tangible improvements directly at the community-level.
CADS’s public health research focuses on the different sociological and economic impacts of rural and urban community health issues. Themes that we continue to explore include the links between agricultural production and health, the impact of rapid urbanisation on health, the health policy implications of Africa’s youthful populations, and the consequences of increased drug consumption in ill-prepared transit countries.
In the long term, we aim to improve health and food security by supporting sustainable, community-led farming initiatives. As well as encouraging the use of new technology and crops, this also includes promoting new ways to use agricultural waste for clean energy and food.
CADS’s Latest Articles on Public Health
The Spine Africa Project, a U.S.-based non-profit organisation that is focused on addressing spine injuries in the Eastern Congo, has released a documentary revealing the dire conditions within the Ea(…)
Confirmation by the UN of a cholera outbreak in the world’s biggest refugee camp is as disconcerting as it is thought-provoking. The news from Dadaab in Kenya comes barely a month after the kidna(…)
A recent United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on oil production in the Niger Delta has shone light on one of the world’s least reported environmental catastrophes. The culminat(…)
With Kinshasa set to rival Lagos for the title of Africa’s biggest city by 2025, it looks certain to become one of the continent’s most important engines for growth. But, this will not be achieved(…)