COVID-19: examining theories for Africa’s low death rates

Posted on Fri 09 October 2020 in COVID-19 • Tagged with Africa, pandemic, coronavirus, science, public health, vaccines

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Kevin Marsh, University of Oxford and Moses Alobo, African Academy of Sciences

As the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic emerged earlier this year, many felt a sense of apprehension about what would happen when it reached Africa. Concerns over the combination of overstretched and underfunded health systems and the existing …


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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

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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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