Harnessing AI Across Africa

The NIH has pledged $74.5 million over 5 years to advance data science, innovation, and new health discoveries across Africa.
Under the Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) program, the agency will issue 19 awards to support research and training activities. 
The University of Cape Town will develop and manage the initiative’s open data science platform and coordinating center.
Examples of the work to come, led by African institutions:

  • UA data project in Kenya to identify women at risk for poor pregnancy outcomes

  • A Nigerian SARS-CoV-2 and HIV research hub aimed at improving pandemic preparedness

  • In Uganda, researchers will advance data science for medical imaging with efforts to improve diagnoses of eye disease and cervical cancer

NIH (news release)

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