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African innovators discovering new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa

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"Diseases considered to be of the poor face a market bias that has hampered the discovery of drugs to treat them. The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS), and her partners; the University of Cape...
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Fresh ideas engaging the public in science funded

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Thirteen African scientists have received funding to implement innovative community and public engagement projects. These engagement projects move African science towards people-centred approaches of conducting research promoting societal impact of health research. The 13 are...  
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Drawing on expertise and strengths amongst African and Chinese scientists

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History was made on September 2, 2019 at the African Academy of Sciences  (AAS) headquarters in Nairobi, when the President of the Academy Prof Felix Dapare Dakora and  Prof Chunli Bali, President of the Chinese...
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Calling for applications: Africa Science Desk Journalism Awards

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The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) is launching the Africa Science Desk Journalism Awards to recognise and honour excellent reporting on science and scientific innovation in Africa. The awards also aim to improve and...
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Do HIV patients recover completely after long term treatment?

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“When HIV began, people were worried about dying. But with ARVs [anti-retroviral drugs], people are living longer and science is discovering other challenges brought by the disease,” says Damalie Nakanjako, a group leader at Makerere...
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But adolescents die and that's why I wanted to do this research!

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Nicole De Wet, CARTA Cohort One fellow, has been feted for her work in identifying risk factors that compromise adolescent survival. The award, 200 Young South Africans 2018 by the Mail and Guardian (M&G), for...

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

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.