NIH to invest $58M to catalyze data science and health research innovation in Africa

Posted on Wed 29 July 2020 in News • Tagged with USA, US, Africa, NIH, National Institutes of Health, H3Africa, MEPI, HEPI, DS-I Africa

US NIH

The National Institutes of Health launched a $58 million initiative to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discoveries across Africa. The new five-year program, Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa), will leverage existing data and technologies to develop solutions for the continent …


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Why history will judge Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza harshly

Posted on Mon 15 June 2020 in Africa • Tagged with Burundi, President Pierre Nkurunziza, Major General Evariste Ndayishimiye, Rwanda, politics

President Pierre Nkurunziza arrives to inaugurate Burundi’s Chinese-built state house on September 27, 2019. (Photo by ONESPHORE NibigIra/AFP via Getty Images)

David E Kiwuwa, University of Nottingham

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi’s football-loving president and self-proclaimed pastor, has died at the age of 55. By all accounts this was …


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