About the Network:

The (Sub-Sahara African Network) SUSAN, is a network of national biometric groups of the Sub-Saharan Africa countries who are members of the International Biometric Society. The network promotes the advancement of life sciences through development, application and dissemination of effective mathematical and statistical methods to its members and collaborating partners. This includes applications in agriculture, medical and health research, infectious diseases, environment and ecology, climate, and other applied sciences such as the areas of statistical genetics and bioinformatics.

Participating IBS Regions:

  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana
  • Ethiopia
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Malawi
  • Tanzania

Past / Future Planned Network Activities:

The Biostatistics Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council has created the Joint Conference of the Sub-Saharan Network (SUSAN) of the International Biometrics Society (IBS) and DELTAS Africa Sub-Saharan Africa Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics (SSACAB).

The conference program will cover a wide range of classical and Bayesian statistical theory and methods, their application to public health, epidemiology, environment, biology, fisheries, official health statistics and stakeholder engagements. Click here for more information.