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Data Science for Child Health Now in Ghana (DS-CHANGE)

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa)

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Data Science for Child Health Now in Ghana (DS-CHANGE)

Principal Institution

University of Washington

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

McKinney, Christy Michelle; Amoako-Yirenkyi, Peter; Donkor, Peter

Project Contact Information

chrismck@uw.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2021-2026

Country

Ghana

Collaborators

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Seattle Children’s Hospital, Smile Train

NIH Partners

OD/NIH; NIDCR

Project Description

The DS-CHANGE training program builds upon long-standing collaborations between Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the University of Washington (UW), Seattle Children's Hospital, and the non-profit Smile Train. This program proposes to:

  1. develop a cadre of trained Ghanaian scientists who can use data science approaches to tackle prominent child health problems
  2. build faculty and institutional capacity for data science at KNUST
  3. develop competencies to ensure Ghanaian biomedical data science teams work effectively and synergistically.

Trainees will develop skills and acquire experience with real world data science problems that address 3 of the top 10 ten causes of child death and disability in Ghana: malaria, injury and congenital malformations.


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