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$2.8million COVID-19 Research Set Up For Africa

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(courtesy: Modern Ghana, 09 May 2020)
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Africa Academy of Science institutes $2.8million COVID-19 research fund

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(courtesy: Ghana News Agency, 09 May 2020)
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Billions of dollars need to be mobilised to combat COVID-19

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“The reality is, when it comes to women’s leadership, we are all behind”

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Understanding African genes in the fight against Malaria

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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

(Courtesy: TheScientist)

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

Unlocking the life-saving secrets of African DNA

Core targets for treatment include cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disease.