Hope you are all keeping healthy!
I’d like to celebrate contributions of members of the Alliance4ai Africa community to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, and ask if there’s anyone here with a knack for PR and creative writing who’d like to volunteer on telling this story so we find them more resources? Please contact me.
Natalie (South Africa) – her team at Robotscanthink is using their five 3D printers to produce 100 masks a day to distribute to 5 local hospitals. We are preparing an appeal for other South Africans to donate them more 3D printers, and to raise a fund to buy more
Darlington (Ghana) – his team at MinoHealth has built the most comprehensive map of Coronavirus spread across Africa. He has put out a call for volunteers to help with data labeling to allow him to continue to provide real-time updates on the current situation to aid decision-making
Prof Amo-Boateng (Ghana) – Well I call him Elon Musk of Africa. He’s got his students working on 6 incredible solutions. A few worth noting are Rapid Diagnosis with a mobile phone, novel drugs from Physics (new method), drugs from existing molecules. If any of these are of interest, there are always opportunities to help.
Others are Bayo (Nigeria) of Data science Nigeria, Getnet (Ethiopia) of Icog Labs, and Celina (South Africa) of Zindi.Africa