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).
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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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.