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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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We are using computer models to fight drug resistance

The infectious disease burden in Africa is very high, particularly for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and HIV/AIDS. In 2018, nearly a quarter (24%) of TB cases in the world were in Africa. The region accounted for 93% of malaria cases. The continent also bears the brunt of the HIV epidemic: 20.6 million of the 37.9 million people living with HIV are in eastern and southern Africa....
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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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Socking it to malaria just the start for Africa's new science alliance

The Guardian, United Kingdom, 10 September 2015

African science research fund launched by AESA

BBC News, United Kingdom, 10 September 2015

Africa aims for research autonomy

Nature, United Kingdom, 9 April 2015