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We are using computer models to fight drug resistance

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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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A Grand Challenges Africa Opportunity: Funding to improve maternal and child health in Africa

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Grand Challenges Africa grantee Christine Musyimi who received funding in 2017 to train Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to screen for depression in more than 1,700 pregnant women in under-resourced areas in Kenya and has contributed to improving the mental wellbeing of mothers and ensured safe deliveries of their babies.
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Prof Isabella Quakyi Wins the 2019 Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal

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Professor Isabella A. Quakyi, an AAS Fellow in the field of Biosciences, received the 2019 Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, for her important contributions to the understanding and control of tropical diseases.
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African Academy of Sciences saddened at grantee Dr Kouassi Richard M’bra’s death

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The African Academy of Sciences is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr Kouassi Richard M’bra who died tragically in a car accident on 16 November 2019 in Côte d'Ivoire. He was 39.
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South Africa is one step closer to processed titanium alloys

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William Gregor, an amateur mineralogist and chemist, first discovered ilmenite – some black sand containing one of the world’s lightest metals – in the UK in 1791. Four years later, this light metal was isolated and named “titanium” by a German chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth...

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'I would not have kept the baby': Fighting depression in pregnancy

BBC News, 30 August 2019

Campaign to find low-cost system to tackle rabies

The EastAfrican, Kenya, 27 Aug 2019

Young scientists’ return to Africa vital

The Herald, Zimbabwe, 22 Aug, 2019

Early detection, ARV treatment offers hope for HIV cure

The Star, Kenya, 07 July 2019

Pan-African science body unveils fellowships to boost growth

Ghana News Agency, Ghana, 12-Nov-2018

Why almost no one in Nigeria is using HIV prevention drugs

Devex, United States, 07-Nov-2018