Welcome Message from the Consortium Principal Investigators

Welcome to the HASH (Hub for Artificial Intelligence in Maternal, Sexual and Reproductive Health) networking platform. On behalf of all the partners of this consortium, thank you for taking the time to visit. Through this portal, we are fostering a network for Pan-African Anglophone and Francophone researchers, organizations, innovators and other players in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data technologies for Maternal Sexual and Reproductive Health (MSRH).

Did you know?

  • WHO estimates that poor reproductive health accounts for up to 18% of the global burden of disease, and 32% of the total burden of disease for women of reproductive age.
  • Global progress towards universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights has been slowest in the African region.

Did you know?

  • AI is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines and systems, especially intelligent computer programs, that can perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings.
  • AI can empower patients and communities to take control of their health care and better understand their evolving needs.

WHAT WE DO

Research and document the landscape of Artificial Intelligence for Maternal, Sexual and Reproductive Health in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Bring together stakeholders in the field of AI and/or MSRH for research, collaboration, capacity building, and networking.
Promote the development of sustainable homegrown AI solutions for challenges in Maternal, Sexual and Reproductive Health in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Promote the significance of a responsible approach to AI development in MSRH, particularly with regard to gender, inclusion and ethics.
Upskill African innovators and researchers to develop AI applications, through capacity building and sharing of best practices.
Policy engagement and advocacy for the increased visibility, adoption, and funding of AI for MSRH in Sub-Saharan Africa.

THE HUB

The HUB

One of the main goals of HASH is to increase the number of homegrown AI applications to improve maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights in Sub-Saharan Africa, through strengthening the capacity of African researchers and innovators to research, develop, deploy and scale responsible AI applications. Look out for more information in the near future on how to apply for funding and join the Hub as a Sub-awardee.

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This is levelled platform for Pan-African Anglophone and francophone researchers, organizations, innovators in the area of Artificial Intelligence and data technologies for Maternal Sexual and Reproductive Health. You can stay connected by leaving us your information

Our Funders

This research project is funded by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) as part of the Artificial Intelligence for Development in Africa Program.

Consortium members