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Nearly half a million people die as resistance to anti-biotic medicines rise in Africa

Nearly half a million people in Sub-Saharan Africa died in 2019 due to rising resistance to anti-biotic medicines, a report published in Lancet reveals. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread,

Agriculture

Armed with produce collateral, Ghana farmers widen Africa’s lending pool

By David Njagi For the first time in Africa, farmers in Ghana are using farm produce as collateral to get loans from lenders. But exploitative brokers are fighting back. After harvesting, the farmers store their produce in a licensed warehouse, where they are then issued with a receipt by the Ghana Grains Council (GGC) as

Health

Nearly half a million people die as resistance to anti-biotic medicines rise in Africa

Nearly half a million people in Sub-Saharan Africa died in 2019 due to rising resistance to anti-biotic medicines, a report published in Lancet reveals. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread,

Agriculture

Armed with produce collateral, Ghana farmers widen Africa’s lending pool

By David Njagi For the first time in Africa, farmers in Ghana are using farm produce as collateral to get loans from lenders. But exploitative brokers are fighting back. After harvesting, the farmers store their produce in a licensed warehouse, where they are then issued with a receipt by the Ghana Grains Council (GGC) as

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UN Biodiversity Convention postpones in-person subsidiary bodies on post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Due to the uncertainties posed by the recent emergence of the Omicron variant, and the resulting travel measures and restrictions imposed in certain countries, the resumed sessions of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) scientific and implementation bodies, as well as the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3)

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