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COVID-19: Vaccine is Africa research priority

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(courtesy: SciDevNet, 13 May 2020)
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Africa Academy of Science institutes $2.8million COVID-19 research fund

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(courtesy: Business Ghana, 12 May 2020)
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Africa's struggle with inadequate COVID-19 testing

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(courtesy: The Lancet Microbe, 11 May 2020)
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This is the best time to plan for urban Africa’s next health emergency

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Health, it turns out, is everybody’s business.

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African scientists sense a once-in-a-life opportunity to push for research funding

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(courtesy: Quartz Africa, 11 May 2020)
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TWAS statement on COVID-19 pandemic

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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

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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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What coronavirus genomes can tell us about the pandemic—and science—in Africa

(Courtesy: Science in Africa Magazine)

As the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 spreads across the world, it mutates, and scientists can track these mutations by sequencing viruses isolated from patients. These viral genomes can not only show how the virus moves through a population; it can also inform efforts to find a cure, for example by showing whether some mutations are more susceptible to certain treatments than others. 

Reviewing Africa Episode 1: COVID-19

Jenniffer Mabuka, What's in it for Africa, Reviewing Africa,

Africa’s scientists have had to pick testing over genome sequencing for a coronavirus vaccine

(Courtesy: Quartz Africa)

Pools of genome sequences of SARS-CoV-2 from all over the world are currently being scrutinized by scientists for insight into the Covid-19 disease. If a vaccine is eventually discovered—based on the sequences pooled so far—Africa may end up with the ‘Rotaviruses Vaccine Problem’.

Africa’s scientists learn from past epidemics to fight Covid-19

(Courtesy Financial Times)

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Few clinical trials are done in Africa: COVID-19 shows why this urgently needs to change

(Courtesy: The Conversation)

The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its quest to find efficacious therapies to treat COVID-19, plans to conduct a multi-arm, multi-country clinical trial. The trials have yet to begin, but ten countries have already signed up. Only one of them, South Africa, is on the African continent.

Taiwan, vaccines, Africa preparedness The EvidenceCoronavirus: The Evidence

(Courtesy: BBC UK)

The Evidence looks at what we know about the virus and the immune system, why does it cause mild or even no symptoms in some people but makes others very ill?