Africa tackles biohacking for healthcare | Timbuktu Chronicles

“On May 23-24, 2017, the Association for the promotion of open science in Haiti and in Africa (Apsoha) and the Yaoundé Higher institute of medical technology (ISTM) with support from the international network Open Science Hardware (Gosh), organized in the Cameroonian capital the first seminar dedicated to biohacking and open hardware equipment in healthcare: ‘Biohacking in the medical field: perspectives for developing countries’. On the first day were presented the different advances, uses and applications of DIYbio in the medical field. The second day was dedicated to workshops where participants had to apply and contextualize acquired knowledge.”

Project SOHA

From Google’s English: “Convinced that open science can be an empowerment tool and cognitive justice for Haiti and Francophone African countries, from Senegal a researcher and a Quebec researcher mounted a project that is both in knowledge and in action.,,,The project aims to create an international network of students and researchers, men and women, who practice and teach open science.”