Sharing knowledge and building capacity to advance responsible artificial intelligence to improve global health research.
The knowledge hub functions as a:
- Central repository for information, resources, and expertise related to artificial intelligence (AI) and global health research, including the latest research, best practices, and ethical considerations.
- A community of practice for collaboration and information exchange among researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders working in AI and global health from Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
To support the development and implementation of AI technologies and solutions that improve health and health care, reduce health disparities, and enhance health systems, especially in the themes of Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health (SRMH) and Epidemic/Pandemic Prevention Preparedness and Response (E/PPPR).
By fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation, the AI for Global Health Research Knowledge Hub is helping to advance the field in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and contribute to creating a healthier, more equitable world.
A research and development initiative led by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), it aims to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to address global health challenges in developing countries.
Focus: developing and evaluating AI-powered solutions to improve healthcare delivery, increase access to medical information, and support health decision-making in low- and middle-income countries.
Through cutting-edge research, innovation, and knowledge sharing, and in collaboration with academic institutions, government agencies, and technology companies, we are advancing the development and deployment of AI in health and ensuring that the technology is ethical, equitable, and accessible to the people who need it most.
Project Manager: Dr. Salvia Zeeshan
Dr. Salvia Zeeshan is the Asia Regional Manager with The Global Health Network at the University of Oxford. She is a medical doctor and public health researcher. She received her medical training from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India, and her Master in Public Health degree and postdoctoral fellowship from the Johns Hopkins University, USA. She has worked as a physician in India and has been working in health research and programme development since she got her public health and research methods training. In her current role with The Global Health Network, she has been coordinating the regional team activities related to research capacity development and knowledge sharing in the Asia region
Africa’s Regional Coordinator: Dr Prince Ebenezer Adjei
Prince Ebenezer Adjei is a biomedical engineer and AI researcher specializing in healthcare applications. He is the AI Team lead for the Global Health in Infectious Disease research group at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (GHID-KCCR) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Prince is also the coordinator for the African region for AI for Global Health Project (AI4GH) by the Global Health Network, Oxford University. Prince is committed to advancing AI in healthcare and improving its accessibility and utility in clinical settings.
Asia’s Regional Coordinator: TBC
Latin America and the Caribbean’s Regional Coordinator: Dr Bryain Maradiaga-Mendoza
Bryain Maradiaga-Mendoza is an accomplished general practitioner who graduated from UNAH. His passion for global health and research has led him to serve as the Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Artificial Intelligence for Global Health project at The Global Health Network, University of Oxford. Bryain is a highly assertive and skilled research assistant at the Antonio Vidal Institute. He is currently preparing to become a certified physician in the United States, and he is committed to broadening his horizons, improving his abilities to practice medicine holistically, and advocating for global health.