NIH invests $75M to advance data science in Africa – The Science Board

NIH invests $75M to advance data science in Africa – The Science Board

New data analysis and artificial intelligence will be used for numerous projects, including advancing data science for medical imaging aimed at improving eye disease and cervical cancer diagnoses.

Under the agency’s new Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) program, the NIH is issuing 19 awards that will be used to establish a consortium comprising a data science platform and coordinating center, both of which will be developed and managed by the University of Cape Town.

Also, the consortium will have seven research hubs; seven data science research training programs; and four projects focused on studying the ethical, legal, and social implications of this type of research.

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