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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Marthe Montcho is a Beninese Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic, West Africa. She is also an African Academy of Sciences postdoctoral grantee supported by the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) programme. CR4D, strengthens links between climate science research and climate information needs to support development planning in Africa.
$2.8million COVID-19 Research Set Up For Africa
Africa Academy of Science institutes $2.8million COVID-19 research fund
Billions of dollars need to be mobilised to combat COVID-19
As self-isolation and self-quarantine, lockdown
“The reality is, when it comes to women’s leadership, we are all behind”
The African Academy of Sciences Fellow
Few clinical trials are done in Africa: COVID-19 shows why this urgently needs to change
(Courtesy: The Conversation)
The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its quest to find efficacious therapies to treat COVID-19, plans to conduct a multi-arm, multi-country clinical trial. The trials have yet to begin, but ten countries have already signed up. Only one of them, South Africa, is on the African continent.
Kemri plan to produce cheap drug for cancer
The initiative by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri), if successful, could dramatically reduce the cost of some crucial cancer medicines by up to 70%.
Stellenbosch University's FLAIR Fellows partner with UK experts
Dr Rossouw hopes her findings will benefit commercial fermentation practices and improve the environmental sustainability of the wine sector.
Africa Contributes SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing to COVID-19 Tracking
In recent years, laboratories on the continent have ramped up genomic sequencing capabilities, offering in-country analyses rather than outsourcing the job.
Another international FLAIR grant for Stellenbosch University engineering researcher
Tadie is also one of two SU researchers selected by the University to be part of the Department of Higher Education and Training's Future Professors Programme