The Multimorbidity in Africa: Digital Innovation, Visualisation and Application (MADIVA) research hub—funded by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s)new Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) program—addresses the complex interplay, individual and public health challenges, and rising prevalence of multimorbidity in Africa through data science. We have rich longitudinal epidemiological data sets, partial but increasingly available clinical and laboratory records, and genomic data. The purpose is to develop data
science techniques and solutions to tackle the problem of multimorbidity in Africa—the problem of multiple co-occurring diseases significantly adding to the health burden in Africa. We work primarily on research sites in rural Bushbuckridge, South Africa and urban Nairobi, Kenya and build on the significant resources of the MRC/Wits Agincourt Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit and the African Population & Health Research Center(APHRC), Nairobi, which have long track records in working in these communities.
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Closing date : June 30, 2022 at 1700 hrs (EAT), 1600 (SAST). Applications received after this deadline will NOT be considered.