Equitable Healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Digital Era

Canadian Post-Secondary InstitutionQueen's University
International Partner Institution(s)École militaire de santé (Sénégal), École Supérieure Polytechnique (Sénégal), Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College (Tanzanie), Tamale Technical University (Ghana), Université Assane-Seck de Ziguinchor (Sénégal), Université Cheikh-Anta-Diop (Sénégal), Université de Kinshasa (République démocratique du Congo), Université de la santé et des sciences connexes de Muhimbili (Tanzanie), Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Burkina Faso), Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs (République démocratique du Congo), University of Allied Health Sciences (Ghana), University of Cape Town (Afrique du Sud), University of Nouakchott Al Aasriya (Mauritanie), University of Witwatersrand (Afrique du Sud)
Partner CountriesBurkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Mauritania, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania
Level of StudyResearch stays
Key Thematic Area(s)Artificial Intelligence, Health Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

This transformative project is aims to equip scholars across sub-Saharan Africa with the tools and knowledge to revolutionize healthcare technology implementation. Through rigorous, collaborative research in multidisciplinary settings, scholars will tackle healthcare challenges using evidence-based approaches, with a focus on making their findings widely accessible as free open-source resources. Emphasizing equity and community impact, scholars will explore the potential of their work to address healthcare disparities and devise strategies to enhance access to technology in underserved areas. Moreover, the program aims to foster academic leadership, entrepreneurship and effective communication among scholars, empowering them to drive innovation and create tangible change in their home communities.

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Length of stay in Canada:

4 months

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