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SN2 EP9: Data Stewardship,AI and the future of Health Research in Kenya with KEMRI`s James Ngumo Kariuki

Hear how James overcame challenges and now helps bridge the gap between knowledge and practical implementation. Discover KEMRI’s innovative initiatives that empower everyone to be co-creators in the evidence ecosystem.

Published onJun 18, 2024
SN2 EP9: Data Stewardship,AI and the future of Health Research in Kenya with KEMRI`s James Ngumo Kariuki
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The data that they have, they do not appreciate the value. The value is that you're sitting on a goldmine but you don't know. They can actually revolutionize the whole healthcare system, if they value the data that they have.”

James Ngumo Kariuki is a senior research scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)In this episode of Mazungumzo he shares his perspectives on the critical role of data stewardship, artificial intelligence (AI), and technology in shaping the future of health research in Kenya. Mr. Ngumo emphasizes the need for evidence-informed policies, county-specific solutions for universal health care, and the crucial role of knowledge brokers.

He also highlights the importance of data protection, sovereignty, and responsible data stewardship while harnessing AI and technological advancements to revolutionize public health interventions in Kenya.

Access this episode’s transcript here!


Guest Profile

Mr Ngumo is a Senior Research Scientist at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). He has over 20 years of work experience in health systems research, knowledge management & translation, training and capacity building for the healthcare workforce, and collaboration in inter-regional projects focusing on health and water sectors. His interests lie in data analytics, health systems strengthening, and knowledge management, driving his commitment to advancing these areas within the healthcare field.

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