African Researchers Using Data To Facilitate Development Of TB, Malaria, Cancer Treatments
Quartz: TB-tracking headbands, mapping cancer, and a malaria hackathon: How data is fighting disease in Africa
“…At a recent five-day hackathon, medical researchers from around the world joined forces to work through data mapping solutions to malaria. Other more long-term research projects are also using data to treat diseases like cancer and tuberculosis. … [Some believe] working in dry labs on data-based project will … facilitate the sort of speed, lower costs, and increased collaboration needed to solve some of Africa’s major health care challenges…” (Chutel, 9/19).