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  • 10.06.16

South Africa wants to track 1% of its citizens’ health 

The government in South Africa wants to track the health, income, and educational achievements of 1% of its population, or half a million people, according to a report in Nature. 

If the study receives adequate funding, researchers are hoping to use the data collected over decades to track the success and/or failure of their efforts to curb such health problems as HIV, as well as chronic ailments such as diabetes. 

The government is estimating that it will set aside about $19 million for the project over the next five years. CF