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HGHI, HU CFAR Host Virtual Grand Rounds on Lessons from HIV for Global Equity During Pandemics

Ongoing global Covid-19 vaccine and therapeutic inequities threaten to prolong and exacerbate the pandemic for all countries. As advocates, academics, and policymakers alike call for the U.S. and other wealthy nations to share these lifesaving resources with the world, it is prudent to consider the lessons learned from the HIV pandemic that can be translated

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Step in Safely: Community-Driven Solutions to COVID-19 in Malaysia

An Interview with Dr. Helmi Zakariah, CEO of AIME When COVID-19 reached Dr. Helmi Zakariah’s home country of Malaysia in January 2020, he was consulting in Brazil as CEO of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Epidemiology (AIME).  A trained physician, public health professional, and digital health entrepreneur, Dr. Zakariah found himself in high demand as the Continue reading [...]

No One Left Behind: Adapting Digital Programs during COVID

An interview with Mahadia Tunga, Tanzania dLab “There’s a digital divide being witnessed in Africa,” said Mahadia Tunga, Co-Founder and Director of Capacity Development at the Tanzania Data Lab (dLab). While the divide is not new, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how differential access to the internet can shape who receives access to education, and Continue reading [...]

“Taking AI to the next step”: Q&A with Arsen Muhumuza

Arsen Muhumuza, a student in his final year of medical school at the University of Rwanda, became involved in AI and health through his participation in a 2017 hackathon that helped him generate ideas for how to leverage technology to address health challenges. Since then, Arsen has helped organize multiple events with the goal of Continue reading [...]

“People have the wrong perception of AI”: Q & A with Richard Kimera

Richard Kimera is a lecturer at Uganda’s Mbarara University of Science and Technology and part of the DASH in Africa organizing team. He also chairs the annual Innovations Tech Summit for Africa, a convening of public, private, and government agencies and research institutions aimed at sharing research innovations and opening channels of communication between government, Continue reading [...]