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Harnessing Data Science to Promote Equity in Injury and Surgery for Africa

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

Harnessing Data Science to Promote Equity in Injury and Surgery for Africa

Principal Institution

University of Buea, Cameroon

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Chichom, Alain Mefire; Hubbard, Alan E.; Juillard, Catherine; Nguefack , Tsague

Project Contact Information

chichom.mefire@ubuea.cm

Year(s) Awarded

2021-2026

Collaborating Country

Cameroon; South Africa; Uganda

Collaborators

University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Berkeley; Cameroonian Ministry of Public Health; African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cameroon; University of Cape Town. (See Project Description for additional collaborators.)

NIH Partners

OD/NIH

Project Description

Injuries and other surgically treated diseases comprise a significant burden of disease in Cameroon and other sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries with deep inequities that are particularly unmasked in acute care settings. D-SINE Africa Hub will focus on the intersection between injury and equity, leveraging data science to decrease the impact of trauma, surgical disease, and disparities on the population of Cameroon and SSA by promoting collaborative research, networking, and capacity building with an emphasis on equity.

Additional Collaborators

Soroti Regional Referral Hospital; University Of Buea; Wellstar Imaging and Diagnostic Center; Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Duck Egg Digital; Cameroon Road Safety Foundation;



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