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African innovators to improve access to quality water, sanitation and hygiene

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Seven African innovators are being funded to the tune of $100,000 each to create technology-based solutions to improve access to water and sanitation. The technology will support the most vulnerable communities living in cities thus reducing gender-based violence and improving living conditions...
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African innovators tackle antimicrobial resistance

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11 innovators from Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa funded to characterise the magnitude of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Africa over two years.Evidence generated will be used to develop relevant technologies and products to respond to AMR...
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Forty promising African early career scientists selected

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40 early career scientists drawn from 19 countries across the five African regions have been selected as Affiliate members of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS). The new cohort of Affiliates will receive training and mentorship over a five-year period 2020-2024.
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AAS Fellow Prof Tumani Corrah Awarded Honorary KBE by Her Majesty The Queen

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Professor Tumani Corrah, Emeritus Director of the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has been appointed honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of his services to medical research in sub-Saharan Africa.
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$72M invested to accelerate research in Africa

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$72M has been invested into the second phase of the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science in Africa (DELTAS Africa) programme, a flagship programme of the AAS.
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We are using computer models to fight drug resistance

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The infectious disease burden in Africa is very high, particularly for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and HIV/AIDS. In 2018, nearly a quarter (24%) of TB cases in the world were in Africa. The region accounted for 93% of malaria cases. The continent also bears the brunt of the HIV epidemic: 20.6 million of the 37.9 million people living with HIV are in eastern and southern Africa....

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The Big Picture

This January/February issue of the AAS Big Picture focuses on the inclusion of more African women in science, unveils the new cohort of AAS Affiliates and promotes the second phase of the DELTAS Africa programme. It also highlights the importance of open access research as well as opportunities in research.   

Interesting science news from across the continent

This November/December issue of the AAS Big Picture focuses on the recent partnership between AAS and WHO, processing titanium alloys and why African scientists should apply for the Africa India Mobility Fund. It also highlights the importance of open access research as well as opportunities in research.

Origin of modern humans 'traced to Botswana'

This October issue of the AAS Big Picture showcases science in Africa tracing the origins of humankind, the fastest ants in the Sahara and exciting antimicrobial discoveries. It also highlights the importance of open access research as well as opportunities in both science journalism and biomedical research.

If you have content on science in Africa, funding opportunities or events feel free to email  communications@aasciences.africa by 15 November 2019 for inclusion in the next issue of the monthly  e-newsletter. 

Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC

In this September 2019 issue of The AAS Big Picture we showcase opportunities in both biomedical and social science research. We also highlight some amazing science in Africa on innovative solutions to health challenges. If you have content on funding opportunities, events or science in Africa feel free to email this to communications@aasciences.ac.ke for inclusion in this monthly e-newsletter.

DELTAS Afica Scientific Conference 2019 – increasing visibility

Call for nominations: The AAS Fellowship 2019 NOMINATION DETAILS Call for The AAS Affiliates 2019

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Africa's health sector receives a boost

Business Ghana, Ghana, 30 October 2019

Genomics Research in Africa: Taking Stakeholder Engagement Seriously

BioMed Central, United Kingdom, 18 October 2019

'I would not have kept the baby': Fighting depression in pregnancy

BBC News, 30 August 2019

Campaign to find low-cost system to tackle rabies

The EastAfrican, Kenya, 27 Aug 2019

Young scientists’ return to Africa vital

The Herald, Zimbabwe, 22 Aug, 2019

Early detection, ARV treatment offers hope for HIV cure

The Star, Kenya, 07 July 2019