Ehealth Africa Advocates AI Use In Bridging Healthcare Delivery Gap


By Angela Atabo/Esther Mamudu

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Ehealth Africa, has advocated leveraging on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to bridge the healthcare delivery gap in Nigeria.

Mr Atef Fawaz, the Executive Director, Ehealth Africa, made the recommendation in Abuja during a panel session at the 2023 Insight Learning Forum.

The forum had the theme, “Digital Innovations in Public Health Practice: Lessons and Impact.”

AI is the use of computer or robot controlled by a computer to do tasks that are usually done by humans because they require human intelligence and discernment.

According to Fawaz, exploring AI will present Nigeria with a wealth of opportunities in healthcare.

These opportunities, he said, ranged from common medical processes like diagnosing diseases to identifying treatments, among others.

“AI can be used in a lot of ways in healthcare services for optimisation, deliveries to demand and supply problems, even doctors can use AI to shorten the time…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria