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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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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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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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