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At the Elsevier Foundation, we recognize our partners’ success as we embed technology to support the UN SDGs As we all strive to adapt to our very changed world in the age of COVID-19, the Elsevier Foundation’s mission to advance inclusive health and research in service of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains as relevant as ever. Over the past few years, we have worked hard to embed… [Read more]

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Meningitis, malaria and malnutrition are the biggest health challenges for the Sahel region – a geographical area just below the Sahara desert that encompasses portions of 10 African countries. In January, the Epicentre Medical Day in Niamey, Niger, brought together researchers, public health experts and government officials to discuss best practices and ongoing issues for the country and the Sahel region. Epicentre Africa serves as the research and training arm of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF),… [Read more]

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Researchers and healthcare professionals in developing countries now have access to one of the world’s most comprehensive biomedical literature databases   Amsterdam, February 24, 2020 Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, is making Embase, its biomedical database, available to Research4Life with immediate effect. Elsevier is a founding partner of Research4Life, a public-private partnership between the World Health Organization, other United Nations agencies, academic and technological… [Read more]

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  On Monday 25th of November, we held our first Elsevier SDG Inspiration Day, in partnership between Elsevier, the Elsevier Foundation and Global Compact Network Netherlands. at the KIT SDG House. We discussed in length the power of data to advance the SDGs with a number of keynote speakers from different stakeholders, including government officials, NGO representatives, academics and corporate representatives. To have more information about our speakers, please… [Read more]

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DataKind and the Elsevier Foundation partner to bring hackers and coders together with UK charities for a 48-hour hackathon Data scientists and developers will join UK charities at the Elsevier office in London this weekend to volunteer in a 2-day hackathon – or DataDive – organized by DataKind. DataKind is a global nonprofit organization that is harnessing the power of big data for good, working to coach nonprofits in… [Read more]

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DataDives are high energy, marathon-style, 48-hour events where nonprofits work alongside teams of data scientists, developers and designers to use data to gain insight into their programs. During a DataDive, nonprofits work with teams of 50 to 150 data scientists, developers and designers. They use data to solve key problems in their communities, visualizing data sets to give their partner organizations insights or prototypes to inform their work… [Read more]

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A major event on big data and artificial intelligence in Africa – organised by TWAS, TYAN and the Elsevier Foundation – is planting the seeds for critical data-analysis expertise on the continent. Big data and artificial intelligence techniques, such as machine learning, are changing the very nature of science, making it possible for scientists to glean deep insights from massive volumes of data. But an important question remains:… [Read more]

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by Patreece Spence “Never again would I complain about the shortfalls of open-concept,” I thought as I squeezed into the editorial office lined with binders and files aired by the occasional breeze circulating through the barred windows. It’s in this dusty, hidden corner of Makerere University’s School of Public Health where African Health Sciences came to fruition 15 years ago, despite the ever-constant electrical outages & wifi shortages. Editor-in-Chief Dr.… [Read more]

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Elsevier volunteers connect editors of the Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences to journalists Press conference for a new breast cancer study (left to right): Dr. Gilles Francois Ndayisaba, Division Manager, Non Communicable Diseases, Rwanda Biomedical Center (Ministry of Health); Dr. Pamela Meharry; Dr. Ainhoa Costas Chavarri; Cheryl Mutabazi; Constance Mukankusi-Gateja, BCIEA Outreach Officer and Trainer; and several reporters. Run a search on “breast cancer and Rwanda” on PubMed… [Read more]

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The Elsevier Foundation partners with DataKind in a 48-hour hackathon, working with coders and developers to help UK charities unlock the power of data Building smarter decision-making tools to relieve food poverty and reduce food waste. Debunking anti-transparency arguments made by extractive companies. Improving data practices to better support efforts towards ending poverty worldwide. These are just some of the outcomes achieved by nonprofits that took part in… [Read more]