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Villgro Philippines launches accelerator programme with Canada's IDRC

Villgro Philippines, a women-owned and led gender-smart incubator, has partnered with Canada's International Development Research Center (IDRC) to launch an accelerator for AI innovations in healthcare in South and Southeast Asia. The program - Artificial Intelligence for Health in Asia (AI4Health Asia) - seeks to scout, support, and scale innovations to promote responsible AI development in the region. A14Health Asia, designed and implemented by Villgro Philippines with a grant from IDRC of Canada, is a 10-month regional accelerator program that focuses on sexual, reproductive, and maternal health as well as epidemic and pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response. Its geographic focus includes the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Nepal.


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