ABOUT GHAIN MENA

The Global Health and Artificial Intelligence Network in the Middle East and North Africa region (GHAIN MENA) is a 3-year project led by the E-Sahha Program at the Global Health Institute. Supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), GHAIN MENA aims to empower researchers from different institutions of the MENA region to design and implement responsible AI-based digital health interventions through partnerships and tailored capacity building.

OBJECTIVES

1

Enhance understanding and application of responsible AI-based digital health interventions in improving SMRH outcomes in MENA

2

Strengthen research capacity in MENA on the use of responsible AI to improve health outcomes

3

Ensure all applications of AI frameworks and methodologies are gender-sensitive and inclusive

4

Enhance the relevance and scalability of the research to inform and influence policies and practices

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Global Health and Artificial Intelligence Network in the Middle East and North Africa region (GHAIN MENA) is launching an open call for proposals for research projects submissions from institutions/ individuals in the MENA region. Following a thorough selection process, six (6) successful applicants will be awarded sub-grants issued by the Global Health Institute (GHI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) to implement their proposed projects for a duration of up to 18 months.

GHAIN MENA TEAM

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Shadi Saleh, PhD, MPH

Founding Director, Global Health Institute
Professor of Health Systems and Financing
American University of Beirut
Ext: 4832

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Mohannad Al-Nsour, PHD

Executive Director,
Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET)

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Yousef Khader, PHD

Professor, Department of Public Health
Community Medicine
Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)

Nour

Nour El Arnaout, MPH

Manager, ASSIST / NGOi
Coordinator, E-Sahha Program
Ext: 4946

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Nadine Sabra, PharmD, RPh

Coordinator, GHAIN MENA Project
Ext:4948

SELECTED GRANTEES

JORDAN

Grantee’s Organization

Al-Hakoura for Educational Programs


Project

Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Adolescent Empowerment: A Holistic Initiative to Enhance Sexual and Reproductive Health, Counter Gender-Based Violence, and Mitigate Child Marriage in Jordan’s Refugee and Host Communities

LEBANON

Grantee’s Organization

Salemtak Primary Healthcare Center


Project

Utilizing a Responsible AI-based Chatbot to Enhance Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health Outcomes in Lebanon: A Comprehensive Approach

PALESTINE

Grantee’s Organization

Birzeit University


Project

Scaling the Use of Family Planning Mobile Application and Counseling on the Use of Modern Family Planning Methods Among Postpartum Women in the West Bank: a Randomized Clinical Trial

TURKEY

Grantee’s Organization

Medical Rescue Association of Turkey


Project

HERA AI - Predictive Health Interface

MOROCCO

Grantee’s Organization

Mohammed VI University of Health and Sciences


Project

Saving Mothers' Lives Using AI in Morocco

QATAR

Grantee’s Organization

Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Project

FADA: Fetal Abnormality Detection Algorithm

WEBINARS

Call for Proposals Virtual Information Session

This information session answered all the questions about the call for proposals. The information session included an overview of the GHAIN MENA project, the eligibility criteria for applicants, the application process, and the evaluation criteria for the submitted proposals.

FUNDER

PARTNERS

This project is part of a global IDRC-funded initiative on AI for Global Health

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