VODAN-Africa In the News


VODAN Africa Receives Google Support through University Relations

VODAN Africa Receives Google Support through University Relations

The VODAN Africa project receives a boost as Google.org and Google University relations selects it as part of the COVID-19 Grant receipients

VODAN Africa is one of the Nonprofits, universities and other academic institutions around the world supported by Google as part of the  Google.org’s $100 million commitment to COVID-19 relief that focuses on four key areas where new information and action is needed to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic. In this phase of the project, VODAN Africa brings together her key partner Kampala International University, Stanford University, Leiden University and GO FAIR Foundation read more here and here

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VODAN Coordinating Team presents progress report

VODAN Coordinating Team presents progress report

The duo of Francisca Oladipo and Mirjam van Reisen, describes the VODAN Africa mid-term journey in the GO FAIR newsletter

It has been a journey of tremendous progress for the VODAN Africa initiative. From the initial plans of deploying six FDPs on COVID-19 in the six partner countries, VODAN Africa currently has 14 FDPs at different stages of deployment read more

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Mekelle University Joins the Virus Outbreak Data Africa Network (VODAN)

Mekelle University Joins the Virus Outbreak Data Africa Network (VODAN)

Mekelle University in Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia takes to their website to announce their partnership in the Virus Outbreak Data Network Implementation Network for Africa

On April 07, 2020, Mekelle University officially joined The Virus Outbreak Data Africa Network (VODAN) Partnership. VODAN is supported by GO FAIR, CODATA, Research Data Alliance and World Data System Read more

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KIU VC on VODAN during NBS Breakfast Meeting

KIU VC on VODAN during NBS Breakfast Meeting

The Vice-Chancellor of KIU, Dr. Mohammed Mpezamihigo was a guest at the NBS breakfast show on 04/16/2020 where he spoke about the KIU support for VODAN-Africa and his roles as the Chair of the Implementation network for VODAN-Africa


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KIU VC on eLearning adoption during COVID-19 Lockdown

KIU VC on eLearning adoption during COVID-19 Lockdown

The Vice Chancellor of KIU discusses the University's adoption of eLearning to keep the University running during the COVID-19 lockdown

With the inevitable shutdown of physical learning on education sectors across Uganda, the Vice-Chancellor of Kampala International University and Chair of Implementation Network for VODAN-Africa shares the university's strategies of embracing technology to engage with the students via eLearning

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KIU VC Introduces VODAN-Africa

KIU VC Introduces VODAN-Africa

The Vice-Chancellor of KIU, speaks about the VODAN-Africa initiative

The Vice-Chancellor of KIU, Dr. Mohammed Mpezamihigo was a guest at the NBS breakfast show on 04/16/2020 where he spoke about the KIU support for VODAN-Africa and his roles as the Chair of the Implementation network for  VODAN-Africa. He also highlighted the roles of the KIU Teaching Hospital and other stakeholders in Uganda and other African countries. 

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COVID-19: Artificial Intelligence to Back Up Data-Driven Response in Africa

COVID-19: Artificial Intelligence to Back Up Data-Driven Response in Africa

IDN -indepthnews "The public research university in the Netherlands has joined universities in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe in the Virus Outbreak Data Africa Network (VODAN) FAIR Data initiative."

Computer scientists across the continent collaborate to establish connected data to strengthen analytics to fight COVID-19. "With this project we can analyse the data to understand where and how the virus moves and assist governments to reach out to protect such communities," adds Van Reisen. She believes the VODAN FAIR Data initiative is a crucial and necessary condition for other data initiatives. Read more

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Eurasia Review: COVID-19: Artificial Intelligence To Back Up Data-Driven Response In Africa

Eurasia Review: COVID-19: Artificial Intelligence To Back Up Data-Driven Response In Africa

Computer scientists across the continent collaborate to establish connected data to strengthen analytics to fight COVID-19

“With this project we can analyse the data to understand where and how the virus moves and assist governments to reach out to protect such communities,” Read more

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Africa expertise included in global data network to combat the Corona pandemic

Africa expertise included in global data network to combat the Corona pandemic

The GO FAIR Foundation, Kampala International University and the Philips Foundation have teamed up in an effort to enable distributed access to the critical data needed from Africa to fight and contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

The effort has been launched as part of the Virus Outbreak Data Network GO FAIR Implementation Network, which addresses current and immediate challenges to use and connect digital health data worldwide to follow the outbreak. Read more

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euobserver -Coronavirus exposes lack of common data approach

euobserver -Coronavirus exposes lack of common data approach

Some experts believe that the EU's current approach to data collection may be missing an opportunity to fight the coronavirus outbreak

The enormous differences between coronavirus cases reported worldwide raises questions on how countries are tracking their coronavirus outbreaks - or deliberately underreporting them... more

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