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Role of Data Streams in Informing Infection Dynamics in Africa (INFORM 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

Role of Data Streams in Informing Infection Dynamics in Africa (INFORM Africa)

Principal Institution

Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN)

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Abimiku, Alash'le G.; Charurat, Manhattan E.; De Oliveira, Tulio De Paiva Nazareth Andrade; Naranbhai, Vivek; Xiong, Chenfeng

Project Contact Information

aabimiku@ihv.umaryland.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2021-2026

Country

Nigeria; South Africa; Zambia

Collaborators

Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA); Akros Zambia (See Program Description for additional collaborators.)

NIH Partners

NICHD; NHGRI; OD/NIH

Project Description

The overall goal of the Role of Data streams In Informing infection dynamics in Africa (INFORM Africa) Hub is to effectively use big data to address pressing public health needs of SARS CoV-2 and HIV pandemics with the overall goal of developing population-scale data streams as a cornerstone of future pandemic preparedness. INFORM Africa proposes to use existing data from Nigeria and South Africa, the two most impacted countries in Africa accounting for 41% of the continent’s SARS-CoV-2 infection and about 40% of its HIV burden.

Additional Collaborators

University of Kwazulunatal (UKZN);  University of Maryland, Baltimore; University of Maryland, College Park; Nigeria Institute of Medical Research;  National Department of Health, South Africa (SA);  Human Sciences Research Council;  National Institute of Communicable Diseases;  Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA);  Maryland Transport Institute;  Discovery Health;  National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NIThep);  National Integrated Cyber Infrastructure System (NICIS)


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