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The development of future generations of scientists cannot be left to chance

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Africa’s scientific development is dependent on sustaining a pipeline of researchers to generate and contribute knowledge for its development and to better the lives of its people. This pipeline encompasses early career, mid-career and senior scientists.
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AAS Fellow Prof Zeblon Vilakazi, appointed as Wits vice-chancellor

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What are Africa’s priorities for climate change?

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Africa contributes least to global greenhouse gas emissions at only 4% yet is hardest hit by the impacts of climate change.
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Seventeen early career scientists selected to attend the 2020 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

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Seventeen early career African scientists nomin

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Improving blood screening for safer transfusion practices

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Sophie is working on the first comprehensive study on donor blood in Africa. A better understanding of the quality of blood is important as this research will hopefully result in improved screening, storage and use of blood to effectively manage this limited resource and shape better policies for this medical procedure.
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Setting research priorities to achieve quality maternal health care in Africa

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The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is implementing the African Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Priority Setting programme, which is engaging Africa’s science leaders and political stakeholders to identify of the top scientific priorities that, if addressed, offer the highest return on investment for Africa’s sustainable development.

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Africa’s scientists have had to pick testing over genome sequencing for a coronavirus vaccine

(Courtesy: Quartz Africa)

Pools of genome sequences of SARS-CoV-2 from all over the world are currently being scrutinized by scientists for insight into the Covid-19 disease. If a vaccine is eventually discovered—based on the sequences pooled so far—Africa may end up with the ‘Rotaviruses Vaccine Problem’.

Africa’s scientists learn from past epidemics to fight Covid-19

(Courtesy Financial Times)

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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.

Taiwan, vaccines, Africa preparedness The EvidenceCoronavirus: The Evidence

(Courtesy: BBC UK)

The Evidence looks at what we know about the virus and the immune system, why does it cause mild or even no symptoms in some people but makes others very ill?

Academic communities respond to society’s needs

(Courtesy: University World News)

North African student unions and academic communities have launched several civic engagement and social responsibility initiatives, ranging from fundraising and awareness campaigns to consultancy guidance and medical initiatives, in an effort to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Transforming cooking in households to improve air quality

Cooking should be a safe and healthy skill, but it is costing the health, and even the lives, of women in Kenya and Africa. ..