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Advancing Health using Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play an important role in healthcare to predict treatment outcomes. The application of AI models to clinical data will help health professionals perform better at their jobs and improve patient health outcomes. The UtiliZing health Information for Meaningful impact in East Africa through Data Science (UZIMA-DS) project under Aga Khan University’s […]

A clarion call to promote mental wellbeing in communities

Tom Osanjo, a veteran journalist and mental health champion, recalls his struggle with severe depression and his journey to recovery. ”When I first started experiencing depression, I did not know that I was suffering from the disease. Generally, I am a very happy and extroverted person. However, in 2018, things changed. I would suddenly find […]

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 […]

Researcher Brings Passion Home with Data Science Project

Technology finally caught up with Akbar Waljee’s desire to conduct meaningful global health work in his native Kenya. On the surface, professor of Internal Medicine Akbar Waljee’s latest collaboration is a puzzle. How does a US-trained gastroenterologist end up helping establish Eastern Africa’s first-ever data science hub with projects focused on mental and maternal health? […]

NIH awards nearly $75M for data science research in Africa

New program will establish data science research and training network across the continent. The National Institutes of Health is investing about $74.5 million over five years to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discoveries across Africa. Under its new Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) program, the […]