Accessing and sharing genomic and other health-related data is essential for international collaborative research. Genetic and health-related data is personal information, and as such, sharing any such data must be in line with data protection regulations. To assist researchers in navigating these regulations and to understand their impact on cross-border data sharing, the DS-I Africa Law project has developed a series of country reports on cross-border data sharing in 12 African countries, namely South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana, The Gambia, Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Cameroon, and Rwanda.

Below are links to our DRAFT Country Reports. All interested parties are invited to provide us with feedback before the official launch later this year.

CLICK on the countries below to download the relevant DRAFT Country Report.

Do you have any comments or suggestions on how these guides could be improved? We would appreciate your feedback by 22 April 2024. Please make use of the Feedback Form.

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