The Increasing Role of Genomic Medicine in Population Health
The global burden of diseases in populations show profound inequities between high and low income countries. This can be reduced by generating knowledge on population-specific risk factors, comorbidities and genomics.
Advancements in genomic medicine will allow more precise diagnosis with potential applications in prevention and treatment therapies.
Appropriate, effective and economical integration of genomics into healthcare requires a multi-dimensional approach.
The ultimate goal of the GPx network is to improve good health, hygiene and overall wellbeing of the population, by generating knowledge via education and exchange of ideas, and strengthening the scientific community within the reach. Of importance, the network provides equal opportunities for males and females alike, this is especially important in low-income countries
GPx Network Activities
The generation and use of 'omic data and platforms from different study cohorts to gather knowledge on communicable and non communicable diseases.
The translation of genomic medicine into healthcare practice will have an increasing impact on disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, management and surveillance. We aim to understand molecular mechanisms of diseases, with an important consideration of ethnicity, geo-environmental and socio-cultural factors. This will improve preventive medicine, responsiveness and targeted therapeutics.