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Connecting Health Researchers in Africa

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The AFRICA BUILD Portal...

  • aims to be a MOOCs support platform for Health in Africa.

  • provides a complete set of eLearning features linked with Research Resources.

  • is Social, aiming to foster South-South scientific collaborations.

About the Project

AFRICA BUILD is a Coordination Action aiming to support and develop advanced Centres of Excellence in health care, education and research in the African countries, through Information Technologies. This project is supported by the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-ICT). AFRICA BUILD started 1st August 2011 and will run for a period of 36 months.

This support will come, in the initial phases, from established research centres located at EU countries, including WHO, the leading medical organization at a worldwide level. For later phases, a significant challenge of this CA is to generate virtual communities of African researchers that can continue these initial efforts by creating, developing and exchanging, collaboratively, new knowledge, methods, informatics tools and data. The AFRICA BUILD vision aims to address fundamental problems in health research and education in a low income geographical area like Africa, providing innovative solutions by optimizing and sharing resources through the use of novel technologies.

From a conceptual perspective AFRICA BUILD will provide the scientific, technological and financial support for developing centres of excellence in health education and research in Africa. These activities will foster the capacities and scientific excellence in the African centres and will be the starting point for future collaborative developments that will ensure sustainability once the CA ends. Experiences of the consortium in previous successful projects and initiatives will be used for the exchanges and initiatives proposed in this Coordination Action.

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About the Partners

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Information Technology Institute
Faculte de Medecine de Pharmacie et d'OdontoStomatologie
Université de Genève
Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
World Health Organization - Sexual and Reproductive Health
Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences Biomédicales
School of Public Health