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The Power of Collaboration, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

The Power of Collaboration, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

With the scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines in many African countries and new variants on the rise, real-time delivery of reliable and comprehensive information is crucial for guiding government policies and practices. Supported by Canada’s International Development Center (IDRC) and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) as part of the Global South AI4COVID program, the Africa-Canada […]

Cameroon national television travelled to the University of Buea, Cameroon to find out what our project that everyone is talking about in Cameroon is all about. Please find out what ACADIC team leader in Cameroon, Prof. Ngwa Gideon has to say!!

We will be live on CRTV South West and Mount Cameroon FM on August 28, 2021 from 8-10 AM Cameroon time to answer the following questions:

We will be live on CRTV South West and Mount Cameroon FM on August 28, 2021 from 8-10 AM Cameroon time to answer the following questions:

What is the IDRC-SIDA  York University led project  about?  How are Cameroonians benefitting from the project? How is the University of Buea benefitting from the partnership to fight COVID-19 with York University and 8 other Universities in Africa? Why is the Canadian International Development Agency helping Cameroon with COVID-19 by funding such an important project? 

German DW News interview on Leveraging Artificial intelligence to monitor, manage and predict COVID-19

German DW News interview on Leveraging Artificial intelligence to monitor, manage and predict COVID-19

How does AI help fight COVID19 in Africa? ACADIC Director,  Professor Jude Kong talks with DW news about how AI-based algorithms are helping to predict future cases in South Africa through ACADIC collaboration. Please click here for the interview

Misinformation on social media linked to higher spread of COVID-19 in ACADIC new study

Misinformation on social media linked to higher spread of COVID-19 in ACADIC new study

ACADIC researchers say they were surprised to find social media use was related to a higher spread rate of COVID-19 early on. “This highlights the need to consider the dynamic role that social media plays in epidemics", says the Director of ACADIC, Jude Kong. Media Coverage of the research findings CTV - https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/misinformation-on-social-media-linked-to-higher-spread-of-covid-19-in-new-study-1.5466846  The Register: https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/11/pandemic_drinking_and_swearing_outbreak/  CTV […]

Media coverage of press conference with the Premier + public presentation of results of our policy paper

Media coverage of press conference with the Premier + public presentation of results of our policy paper

On March 19, 2021 ACADIC participated in a press conference with the Premier of Gauteng. This event was highly covered by main media outlets, and during prime times.A member of the Department of Health gave a public presentation, which included the results from our policy paper. This is captured in the full coverage of the […]