AKU Receives Grant to Establish Novel Research Hub

Aga Khan University (AKU) is the recipient of a $6.5 million grant to establish a cutting-edge data science hub which will use artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other emerging technologies to improve health and care delivery in local communities.

Utilizing Health Information for Meaningful impact in East Africa though Data Science (UZIMA-DS) will be the first initiative of its kind in the region. Funded by a grant from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the program will be led by AKU with partners in Kenya, the US and Canada.

UZIMA-DS looks to leverage data science to proactively avoid adverse outcomes in maternal and newborn health and mental health. It will also leverage machine learning, an application of artificial intelligence, to identify creative solutions to aid health service providers and policymakers within resource constrained environments.

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