'ATM Pharmacy' gives drugs to HIV/AIDS patients in South Africa

16 March 2018

South Africa on Thursday launched an ATM-like vending machine to dispense medicines to patients with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS. Read more

How scientists traced sickle-cell disease back to one African child

14 March 2018

New research suggests that the history of sickle-cell disease goes back to a mutation in just one person, a development researchers hope will make treatment less complicated for the many people who suffer from this painful illness. So how have they traced it and why does it matter? Read more

Disability in higher education – From policy to practice, in Ethiopia

12 March 2018

Equity considerations in higher education assume a variety of dimensions including that of gender, socio-economic background and disability. While the extensive expansion of higher education across the globe has been seen as a means to address these issues, the reality has not been as straightforward. Read more

Africa Gets its First Host Research Reactor under Internet Reactor Laboratory Initiative

9 March 2018

An agreement signed this month in Vienna will enable students from Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia and South Africa to get online access to the facilities of a research reactor in Morocco for the purpose of nuclear education and training. Read more

African women to drive research

8 March 2018

Professor Sonya Smith believes African women and their diaspora will drive the global research agenda. Read more

Lassa fever: The killer disease with no vaccine

6 March 2018

Since the beginning of the year, Nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of a deadly disease. Lassa fever is one of a number of illnesses which can cause dangerous epidemics, but for which no vaccine currently exists. Read more

Record-breaking $560m for African tech startups in 2017

2 March 2018

African tech startups have had a bit of a moment in the past few years. Read more

African Union call for research on food, nutrition security and sustainable agriculture

1 March 2018

The African Union has launched the second phase of a continental research programme with a call for proposals in food security and sustainable agriculture. Projects must involve a minimum of three organisations, two of which must be based in Africa. Read more

Mentorship programme targets female STEM faculty

28 February 2018

Female faculty members in any field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from 17 African countries can participate in the 2018 Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) programme, a mentorship initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development and administered by America’s National Academy of Sciences. Read more

Banks pledge funds for STI research and training

26 February 2018

Africa is to benefit from a multi-million-dollar boost for research and training in science, technology and innovation (STI), including the establishment of a pan-African university with funds from the African Development Bank, and a US$500 million fund from the Islamic Development Bank to finance projects in healthcare, education, water and agriculture. Read more

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