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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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African Researchers Tackle Infectious Diseases

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Five African scientists have received funding to conduct research that will contribute to global efforts to reduce the burden and threat of locally relevant infectious diseases in Africa.
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A Grand Challenges Africa Opportunity: Funding to improve maternal and child health in Africa

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Grand Challenges Africa grantee Christine Musyimi who received funding in 2017 to train Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to screen for depression in more than 1,700 pregnant women in under-resourced areas in Kenya and has contributed to improving the mental wellbeing of mothers and ensured safe deliveries of their babies.
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Prof Isabella Quakyi Wins the 2019 Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal

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Professor Isabella A. Quakyi, an AAS Fellow in the field of Biosciences, received the 2019 Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, for her important contributions to the understanding and control of tropical diseases.
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African Academy of Sciences saddened at grantee Dr Kouassi Richard M’bra’s death

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The African Academy of Sciences is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr Kouassi Richard M’bra who died tragically in a car accident on 16 November 2019 in Côte d'Ivoire. He was 39.

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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.

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.

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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

'I would not have kept the baby': Fighting depression in pregnancy

BBC News, 30 August 2019

Campaign to find low-cost system to tackle rabies

The EastAfrican, Kenya, 27 Aug 2019

Young scientists’ return to Africa vital

The Herald, Zimbabwe, 22 Aug, 2019

Early detection, ARV treatment offers hope for HIV cure

The Star, Kenya, 07 July 2019