Advancing Public Health Research in Eastern Africa through Data Science Training (APHREA-DST) Official Launch Workshop

April 4, 8:30 am

University of Nairobi’s Towers Room MLT 404.


University of Nairobi’s Towers Room MLT 404.

APHREA-DST, or Advancing Public Health Research in Eastern African through Data Science Training, is supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund and is part of the “Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa” program. APHREA-DST aims to advance public health
research in Eastern Africa by establishing new multi-tiered training programs in health data science, with initial focus on Ethiopia and Kenya. APHREA-DST is a partnership between Columbia University (CU, USA), Addis Ababa University (AAU, Ethiopia) and University of Nairobi (UoN, Kenya). At UoN, partnering institutions include the School of Mathematics, the School of Public Health, and the School of Computing and Informatics.
APHREA-DST project goals include the development of sustainable M.Sc. programs in Public Health Data Science at UoN and AAU, faculty mentoring programs, research immersion opportunities, and short-term training programs for a wide spectrum of trainees from governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and the private sector. The project is partnered with ongoing research projects in the areas of environmental health, exposure assessment, remote satellite data, occupational exposures, climate change, infectious
diseases, health surveillance, and health system monitoring and evaluation, allowing APHREA-DST to provide hands-on research experience for trainees. The APHREA-DST Official Launch Workshop will bring together
stakeholders as well as academicians and professionals in Public

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