New UK science funding to support Kenya’s coronavirus response

Posted on Thu 06 August 2020 in Science • Tagged with UK, Kenya, Coronavirus, Science Research, UK Science, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Kenya MOH

Kenya Science Lab

The UK announced support for innovative scientific research that will help individual Kenyan scientists detect coronavirus antibodies in blood donors, visitors to ante-natal care clinics and healthcare workers. The programme will help monitor, understand and inform the ongoing coronavirus response in Kenya and provide learnings for similar countries in responding …


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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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