Skip to main content

Latest Features

Up-to-date announcements, stories and opinion pieces from The AAS and researchers that we fund

Top This Week

Filter By

All

CATEGORY

All

Poster

Mental health promotion, suicide prevention

Today, Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating the World Mental Health Day celebrated on October 10 each year. This year’s theme, “Mental health promotion and suicide prevention” speaks to the urgent call to reduce the increasing trend of suicidal behaviours across the world...
Poster

African scientists map the genomic resources of the continent

Latest Feature

Up to 300 African scientists are converging in Accra, Ghana, this week to map out progress of a multi-million, multi-country and multi-year genomic research programme to increase understanding of how human genes and the environment...
Poster

African innovators discovering new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa

Latest Feature

"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...
Poster

Social support on caregivers’ mental health

Giving birth to a healthy child is the ultimate dream for all expecting couples. Unfortunately, this is not always the case if a child is born with a disability. The dynamics become even more complex if the child is diagnosed with a life-time condition such as cerebral palsy....
Poster

Today's Faces of Sickle Cell Disease: Kolapo Oyebola, Ph.D.

Case Studies

His story: Kolapo Oyebola, Ph.D., was born in Nigeria, where half the cases of sickle cell disease worldwide can be found. This tragic fact has marked Oyebola’s life and career choices. Now as a researcher at the University of Lagos, he has made it his mission to help strengthen sickle cell disease research in his country.
Poster

Fresh ideas engaging the public in science funded

Latest Feature

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...  

Filter By

All

No results available

Filter By

All

CATEGORY

All

Africa aims for research autonomy

Nature, United Kingdom, 9 April 2015