The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is a partnership of Eight African Universities including Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Ibadan in Nigeria, Four African Research Institutes and Seven Northern Academic Institutions. Universities outside Nigeria includes University of the Witwatersrand, University of Nairobi, Makerere University, University of Rwanda, Ifakara Health Institute, Agincourt and KEMRI Wellcome Trust.
CARTA has three major Funders, notably, Sida, the Carnegie Corporation and the Wellcome Trust through the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Africa (AESA). The consortium hold its Partners’ Forum and Funders meeting annually and followed by the Board of Management meeting. The 9th partners annual forum this year will be held from September 17-18, 2018, while (BoM) and Funders’ meeting will be held on September 19, 2018 at the Obafemi Awolowo University lle-lfe, first of its kind in Nigeria.
Bio of Lead Presenter
Nino Künzli, MD PhD
Deputy Director Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel, and
Dean of the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), Switzerland.
Professor for Public Health University of Basel
With an MD from the University of Basel and both an MPH and a PhD from University of California Berkeley (USA), Nino Künzli has a 27 year record of research in environmental epidemiology, reflected in some 400 peer reviewed articles, cited > 15’000 times. The main focus is on ambient air pollution and its cardiorespiratory health effects. His air pollution research includes exposure science, epidemiologic research and the integration of both into health impact assessment to serve policy makers.
After the PhD he returned to Basel to continue research. Appointed as Associate Professor to the University of Southern California he worked with the Southern California Children’s Health Study (2002-2005). He received an ICREA Professor position in Barcelona to join the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology