AUBThe American University of Beirut (AUB) Global Health Institute (GHI) is a leading center for research, education, and advocacy in global health based in Beirut, Lebanon.

GHI conducts interdisciplinary research on a wide range of global health topics, including infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, and health systems strengthening.

The Institute provides education and training opportunities for students, faculty, and professionals in global health and engages in advocacy and policy work to promote evidence-based health policies and practices.

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AI4GH project

The Global Health Artificial Intelligence Network in the Middle East and North Africa region (GHAIN MENA) is a 3-year project led by the E-Sahha Program at the Global Health Institute.

GHAIN MENA aims to empower researchers from different institutions in the MENA region to design and implement responsible AI-based digital health interventions through partnerships and tailored capacity building.

Specific objectives:

  1. Enhance understanding and application of responsible AI-based digital health interventions in improving SRMH outcomes in MENA.
  2. Strengthen research capacity in MENA on the use of responsible AI to improve health outcomes.
  3. Ensure all applications of AI frameworks and methodologies are gender-sensitive and inclusive.
  4. Enhance the relevance and scalability of the research to inform and influence policies and practices.