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Vaccine design to kick immune response into high gear

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For the past two decades, advances in ART have transformed HIV-1 infection from a fatal disease into a chronic medical condition that in many instances does not compromise the quality of life.
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Boost for global response to COVID-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to COVAX Facility

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Assessing healthcare system support for diabetes in Malawi

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The health care system can make a critical contribution to supporting and empowering people living with diabetes (PLWD) by providing resources, knowledge and skills to enable them to control their diabetes and care for themselves.
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Repurposing carbon dioxide into useful energy chemicals

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In this blog, Gift Mehlana explains the motivation behind this research and how the captured gas is converted to provide energy for various applications in the chemical industry.
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Assessing HIV testing data from healthcare facilities in Uganda

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Prevalence of facility testing was higher among females, married/cohabiting individuals and those who have only one sexual partner, although HIV prevalence within this population subgroup was lower.
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Factors affecting child malnutrition in Ethiopia

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This study sheds light on the public health challenge of child malnutrition in Ethiopia, where it is a major impact on child survival and their ability to thrive.

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This April issue of the AAS Big Picture focuses on the AAS' response to coronavirus in Africa, ensuring equal opportunity for women in science, improving indoor air quality and using nanomaterials to provide clean drinking water. It also highlights funding opportunities in biological sciences, healthy longevity and food systems.

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This March issue of the AAS Big Picture focuses on the Coronavirus situation in Africa, innovative methods to fight drug resistance and unveils the new GGC website. It also highlights funding opportunities in cancer prevention, snake bite research, climate resilience and land resource governance....

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.

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Africa in a ‘sweet spot’ to lead global collaborations

Africa has a history of being exploited by Western scientists, with helicopter research frequently downplaying the input and expertise of African scientists. However, turning our backs on global partners is not the solution, says AAS Fellow and University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng.

“If Africa chose to turn inwards, it would lose opportunities to promote African knowledge creation and innovation, create jobs, and develop our economies,” she said during the second #NewGlobalUni event held on 13 July entitled ‘International collaborations: how can we shift the power towards Africa?’

Strengthening the Capacity of Africa’s Science Granting Councils in Research Management

The Association of African Universities (AAU) is collaborating with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) to implement the second phase of the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) Research Management Project which will strengthen the capacities of Africa’s Science Granting Councils...

Drivers of antimicrobial resistance in East Africa

It is estimated that at least 700,000 people die annually from infections that are resistant to currently available antibiotics worldwide, and that by 2050, antibiotic-resistant infections will kill an estimated 10 million people per year worldwide, including 4 million in Africa...

Barriers to malaria interventions in Ghana

Malaria in pregnancy can have a devastating effect on pregnant women and their unborn children. Consequently, various intervention measures have been put in place to prevent and manage malaria among pregnant women in endemic countries such as Ghana. However, malaria continues to afflict some pregnant women...

Disruptive effects of waste water pollution on aquatic biodiversity

One‐third of the drinking water necessary to sustain the world’s human population is obtained from surface water sources, which also serve as habitats for many amphibious and aquatic animals. ..

How I successfully applied for a postdoctoral fellowship

In April 2018, a request for applications was released for a prestigious APTI fellowship allowing Africans to spend two years at the NIH before returning to their home institutions where they are provided with 50% salary support for an additional two years to assist their transition into independent researchers...