York University launches US$6 million project on AI, big data in disease prevention

From 2022-2027, an international team led by York University will receive over CA$7 million (US$6 million) from Canada’s International Development Research Centre for a project aimed at ensuring vulnerable populations are included in disease outbreak management and policies. 

The project will support prevention, early detection, preparedness, and mitigation efforts in low-and middle-income countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, though information on specific partner countries was not provided. The project’s goal is to ensure that at-risk and vulnerable populations are included in disease outbreak policies, including racialized visible minorities, women, Indigenous communities, refugees, and more.

Press release - International Development Research Centre