About Us

INFORM Africa (Role of Data Streams in Informing infection dynamics in Africa) is a 5-year project funded by the United States’ National Institutes of Health through its ‘Data Science for Health Recovery and Innovation in Africa’ (DS-I Africa) program.  The goal of INFORM Africa is to effectively use big data to address pressing public health needs related to SARS CoV-2 and HIV pandemics, with the aim of developing population-scale data streams as a cornerstone of future pandemic preparedness. The project will utilize 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.

Roger Glass: The people we fund end up on the front lines

Fogarty International Center Director Roger Glass is in Cape Town, South Africa. He’s only recently resumed traveling to meet people in person since the Covid-19 pandemic struck, and he’s enjoying it. He’s here for the second meeting of the Data Science for Health Discovery andInnovation in Africa (DS-I Africa), a US$75 million initiative to advance African data science, with a focus on health. 

Experiences with partnerships from IBM Research and DS-I Africa

Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa), Partnerships & Outreach working group hosted a lively discussion 17 July 2023 “Experiences with partnerships from IBM Research and DS-I Africa” with two excellent guest speakers Skyler Speakman, Senior Scientist/Manager and Charity Wayua, Director, both at IBM Research Nairobi, Kenya.

Third Meeting of the DS-I Africa Consortium

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We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 3rd DS-I Africa Consortium Meeting. The Meeting will be held in Kigali, Rwanda at The Kigali Serena Hotel.