Enhancing research capacity of African institutions through social networking

A. Jimenez-Castellanos, M. Ramirez-Robles, A. Shousha, C.O. Bagayoko, C. Perrin, M. Zolfo, A. Cuzin, A. Roland, R. Aryeetey, V. Maojo

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Traditionally, participation of African researchers in top Biomedical Informatics (BMI) scientific journals and conferences has been scarce. Looking beyond these numbers, an educational goal should be to improve overall research and, therefore, to increase the number of scientists/authors able to produce and publish high quality research. In such scenario, we are carrying out various efforts to expand the capacities of various institutions located at four African countries - Egypt, Ghana, Cameroon and Mali - in the framework of a European Commission-funded project, AFRICA BUILD. This project is currently carrying out activities such as e-learning, collaborative development of informatics tools, mobility of researchers, various pilot projects, and others. Our main objective is to create a self-sustained South-South network of BMI developers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages (from-to)1099
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Research
  • Publishing
  • Scientific literature
  • Participation
  • Capacity building
  • Institutions
  • E-learning
  • Informatics
  • Tools
  • Networking
  • European Union
  • Egypt
  • Africa-North
  • Cameroon
  • Africa-Central
  • Ghana
  • Mali
  • Africa-West


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