York UniversityYork University a leading Canadian research institution, brings its extensive academic expertise and commitment to innovation to the AI4GH project.

With over 300 undergraduate and graduate programs spanning diverse disciplines, including arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and health sciences, York is well-positioned to make significant contributions to the initiative's goal of improving global public health preparedness and response through responsible AI solutions.

Through its dedication to academic excellence, social justice, and community engagement, York is playing a crucial role in shaping the future of Canada and the world.

Official website: https://www.yorku.ca


This initiative will address existing knowledge and practice gaps in the Global South by establishing a multi-regional network to deepen the understanding of how responsible AI solutions can improve public health preparedness and response. It will strengthen the capacity of interdisciplinary researchers and policy makers across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa, to support early detection, response, mitigation and control of developing infectious disease outbreaks.

Projects within the initiative will work closely with governments, public health agencies, civil society and other actors to generate new knowledge and collaborations to inform practice and policies at subnational, national, regional and global levels.

Specific objectives are to:
1. Deepen the understanding of how to use responsible AI solutions to improve public health preparedness and response to emerging and re-emerging infectious disease outbreaks.
2. Establish and support a multi-regional network across the Global South to address gaps in knowledge, capacities, and solutions.
3. Inform national, regional, and global policies and practices on the use of AI to improve health equity and strengthen public health systems.

Official Website: https://ai4pep.org 

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