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Ivorian scientists contribute to WHO protocol for eliminating rabies

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Scientists in Côte d’Ivoire contributed to the adoption of a new World Health Organization (WHO) cost-effective protocol for eliminating rabies that reduces the number of shots a patient has to take by half. Andree Prisca...
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WACCBIP researchers discover new simpler technique for monitoring mysterious behaviour of malaria parasites

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Researchers at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) discovered a simple and cheap technique for culturing the malaria parasite in the lab that has revealed new traits of the parasite...
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Zimbabwean scientist seeks to contribute to improving quality of life for people with HIV

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HIV can affect the brain and result in cognitive problems commonly referred to as HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) in approximately 50% of people living with HIV. This results in memory, language, problem solving, attention...
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Kenyan’s first

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For the first time, the full picture of enteropathogens in circulation in coastal Kenya is being painted using modern quantitative molecular techniques, according to results of a study conducted by Dr  Charles Agoti, a molecular...
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Study to aid in the early detection and treatment of cancer

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A Sudanese scientist, Mohanad Mohamed, has used next generation gene expression data to aid in early detection and classification of cancer outcomes in South Africa. The implications for public health policy have been taken up...
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An affordable HIV drug resistance assay for Botswana

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Progress is being made on research towards an HIV cure in South Africa, and efforts towards the development of a low cost HIV drug resistance assay (70% lower cost - from $100-$200 to $40-$70), that...
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