Africa: Use Covid-19 Lessons to Boost HIV Vaccine Push
Lessons must be learned from COVID-19 as a new HIV vaccine trial starts this month, writes Ifeanyi M. Nsofor. Read more »
Africa: Policymakers 'Fail to Support Small-Scale Fisheries'
Small-scale fisheries provide livelihoods for millions of people globally, particularly in the developing world, but are overlooked by policymakers, making the need to understand… Read more »
Africa: Africa Hinges Hopes for Covid Vaccine Equity On U.S.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Union (AU) have urged a COVID-19 summit to be held next week in the US to address the barriers to global vaccine equity. Read more »
Africa: 'Build Resilient Food Systems On Existing Farmland'
Increasing agricultural productivity on existing farmland could ensure sustainable and resilient food systems in Africa and boost biodiversity through preservation of forest and… Read more »
Africa: Curbing Short Pregnancy Gaps in Africa
Chichi Okafor, a 30-year-old Nigerian woman, unexpectedly became pregnant again before her daughter turned six months old. Read more »
Africa: Africa in Prime Position to Profit From Camel's Milk
As nutritionists worldwide tout the health benefits of camel milk, its commercial potential is burgeoning - with 80 per cent of the world's camel population living in Africa. Read more »
Africa: Africa HIV Vaccine Trial Fails
An HIV vaccine candidate trialed in Sub-Saharan Africa offers no substantial protection against HIV infection among young women, the study organisers say. Read more »
Africa: Climate Disasters 'Block Access to Women's Healthcare'
Climate change-related disasters are worsening the vulnerabilities of women and girls as essential health services including family planning get overlooked during such times, a… Read more »
Kenya: Q&A - 'Medicine Has to Come From the Heart'
As reports grew last year that women were dying of pregnancy related complications while Nairobi was under a COVID-19 curfew, Jemimah Kariuki took to social media to offer help.… Read more »
Africa: How Eating Millet Can Cut Diabetes Risks
A millet-based diet could lower the risk of diabetes, a rapidly growing problem in Sub-Saharan Africa, a study suggests. Read more »
Africa: Innovation Vital for Equal Access to Covid-19 Treatments
The international community should learn from the vaccine inequality seen during the COVID-19 pandemic to avoid repeating mistakes that could stifle access to treatments for the… Read more »
Africa: New Partnership to help Africa Create COVID-19 Vaccines
Africa's COVID-19 vaccine delivery and access could improve by 2022 as Biovac, a South Africa-based biopharmaceutical company, is set to handle Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine… Read more »
Africa: Microbe Discovery 'Could Halt Malaria Transmission'
A microbe that is transmitted between male and female mosquitoes but can also block reproduction could be key to controlling malaria by targeting its release into mosquito… Read more »
Africa: Code Red for Humanity, UN Climate Report Warns
Unprecedented changes in the climate are being seen in every region of the world and only sweeping reductions in carbon emissions can limit their potentially devastating effects, a… Read more »
Kenya: Chronic Diseases Reduce Kenya Income by 29%
Rising cases of cancers, diabetes, epilepsy and sickle cell disease, known as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), particularly in young people is contributing to a decreased of a… Read more »
East Africa: Invasive Weed Could Fuel Malaria Transmission
An invasive weed could escalate the spread of malaria in East Africa after scientists found new evidence that it creates a favourable breeding ground for female mosquitoes, which… Read more »
Africa: Climate Change Threatens Food Security of 65 Nations
Scientists have projected that millions of people in 65 nations globally, including those in Africa and South-East Asia and the Pacific, could face increased malnutrition as… Read more »
Africa: Africa 'Tech Hub' Aims to Fill COVID-19 Vaccine Gap
Africa could start using locally manufactured COVID-19 vaccines next year after the World Health Organization (WHO) announced plans for the first mRNA technology transfer hub in… Read more »
Africa: Why Culture is Key in Tackling Malnutrition
Consider culture when making radical dietary changes to aid food supply amid climate change, argues Mercy Lung'aho. Read more »
Africa: One Million African Girls 'May Never Return to School'
About one million girls in Sub-Saharan Africa may never return to school after getting pregnant due to COVID-19 school closures, a development that could derail Africa's growth, a… Read more »
Africa: Imaging 'the Technology of our Time'
With the ability to develop knowledge on drugs, agriculture, health and the environment, microscope and imaging technologies could be the next big thing in Africa's research… Read more »
Africa: Rights Group Launches Tool to Stem Cybercrime in Africa
Victims of cyberbullying and related crimes can now get redress thanks to a new online platform that seeks to empower internet users across Africa to report digital rights… Read more »
West Africa: 'Rediscovered' Coffee Could Boost Farmers' Livelihoods
Scientists have rediscovered rare wild coffee species in West Africa with tolerance to high temperatures and fine taste, potentially setting the region on course to staging a… Read more »
Gambia: Gambia's Trachoma-Free Status 'Sets Example for Africa'
Gambia has eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, offering hope to other African countries trying to eradicate the painful eye disease. Read more »
Africa: Energising Africa - Energy Poverty Rising
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