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Promoting the inclusion of more African women in science

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In Côte d'Ivoire significant gains have been made in improving education outcomes. However, there are still high illiteracy levels among women. In Malawi, women are under-represented in research with less than 1 in 5 researchers being women. Socio-cultural barriers have contributed to the under-representation of females in science-related careers...
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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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Call for nominations: The AAS Fellowship 2019 NOMINATION DETAILS Call for The AAS Affiliates 2019

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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5 women in science that have changed the world

Here are five women scientists who deserve to be celebrated every day of the year.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science: 16 Prominent Nigerian Women That Have Inspired Young Ones

In a male-dominated space there are unique women who, despite all odds against them, have made excellent achievements just as their male counterparts in various fields of the Sciences. 

Cell Free Protein Expression Market to surpass US$ 324.6 million by 2026

Cell free protein expression is vital step for study or research in proteomics, as protein can only be extracted if the cell free protein expression process is conducted through cell lysate. 

We are using computer models to fight drug resistance

Continuously emerging strains of pathogens that are resistant to current drugs present a huge challenge for the eradication of infectious diseases. 

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