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Africa@home is a website that allow users to use their home computers to contribute for humanitarian causes at Africa. This project first went public on 13 July 2006.[1] It partners with Swiss Tropical Institute, the University of Geneva, CERN, and International Conference Volunteers (ICV). It is sponsored by the Geneva International Academic Network (GIAN).[2]

Africa@home together with ICVolunteers, recruited volunteers across Africa to help with the project.[3] The Malaria Control Project (MCP) was the first and the only grid computing project ran by Africa@home.[2] MCP ran for 10 years and became inactive since 21 June 2016.[4]

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  1. ^ "Volunteer computing for African humanitarian causes". Africa@home. Archived from the original on 28 April 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Who is Africa@home?". Africa@home. Archived from the original on 30 October 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  3. ^ V, Krebs (24 July 2007). "Training of trainers on Volunteer Computing for Africa". ICVolunteers. Archived from the original on 14 May 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Maire (21 June 2016). "Status and plans as of June 2016". Archived from the original on 22 July 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2017.