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African Researchers Tackle Infectious Diseases

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Five African scientists have received funding to conduct research that will contribute to global efforts to reduce the burden and threat of locally relevant infectious diseases in Africa.
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A Grand Challenges Africa Opportunity: Funding to improve maternal and child health in Africa

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Grand Challenges Africa grantee Christine Musyimi who received funding in 2017 to train Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to screen for depression in more than 1,700 pregnant women in under-resourced areas in Kenya and has contributed to improving the mental wellbeing of mothers and ensured safe deliveries of their babies.
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Prof Isabella Quakyi Wins the 2019 Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal

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Professor Isabella A. Quakyi, an AAS Fellow in the field of Biosciences, received the 2019 Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, for her important contributions to the understanding and control of tropical diseases.
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African Academy of Sciences saddened at grantee Dr Kouassi Richard M’bra’s death

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The African Academy of Sciences is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr Kouassi Richard M’bra who died tragically in a car accident on 16 November 2019 in Côte d'Ivoire. He was 39.
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South Africa is one step closer to processed titanium alloys

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William Gregor, an amateur mineralogist and chemist, first discovered ilmenite – some black sand containing one of the world’s lightest metals – in the UK in 1791. Four years later, this light metal was isolated and named “titanium” by a German chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth...
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Winners of the Africa Science Desk Journalism prize are announced

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The African Academy of Sciences is excited to be announcing the three African journalists — from Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa —who are the winners of the 2019 Africa Science Desk Journalism Awards.

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Apply for FLAIR Fellowships

The African Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society are accepting applications for the Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellowships until 15 May 2019. FLAIR fellowships provide the opportunity to build an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution and to undertake cutting-edge scientific research that will address global challenges facing developing countries.

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Pan-African science body unveils fellowships to boost growth

Ghana News Agency, Ghana, 12-Nov-2018

Why almost no one in Nigeria is using HIV prevention drugs

Devex, United States, 07-Nov-2018

Funding boost for African academics to fight continent’s diseases

Times Higher Education, United Kingdom, 06 July 2018

African scientists launch their own preprint repository

Nature, United Kingdom, 25 June 2018

SADC urged to address skills gap as to benefit from 4th industrial revolution

CNBC Africa, South Africa, 21 June 2018

Africa needs another million PhD scientists to develop homegrown solutions

Quartz, United States, 28 May 2018