Addis Ababa University launches APHREA-DST at the national level
"On March 10, 2022, APHREA-DST was officially launched at Addis Ababa University (AAU) in the presence of AAU management, stakeholders, academicians, and researchers. The event was held at Inter Luxury Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Reporter Theodros Shewangizaw covered the event, stating:
"Professor Belay Semane, a Researcher at College of Development Studies, in his remarks said that the goal of Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) is to spur new health discoveries and catalyse innovation in healthcare, public health and health research on the African continent through the application of data science. Belay stressed that the motivation of the winning project is to improve healthcare service delivery and research activities through building well-trained data scientists that can manage complex and voluminous health and environment data across the different domains of the health sector."
Prof. Belay "clarified that the project aims to advance the public health research in Eastern Africa by establishing new context-specific training programs in health data science by establishing an MS Graduate Degree Program in Public Health Data Science, undertaking faculty mentoring program, and conducting short-term training courses for a wide spectrum of trainees."
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