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Education Above All, Gavi join forces to deliver progress on Sustainable Development Goals

Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have today announced a new partnership to improve children’s health through community outreach and advocacy for immunisation in countries in Africa and Asia. “Education plays a crucial role in raising awareness of health challenges and shaping the attitudes and behaviours that can make a difference,

IITA boss warns against paying lip service to agriculture

There are negative consequences if Africa continued to pay lip service to agriculture, and failed to invest in the sector, the Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Nteranya Sanginga has warned. Addressing members of the Board of Trustees of IITA and researchers during the 2016 Partnership for Development Week (P4D

Nigeria Launches First Renewable Energy Association

Yesterday industry leaders came together for the launch of the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) at the West African Power Industry Convention. The launch was attended by guests from over 100 organizations working in, and supporting, the renewable energy sector in Nigeria. REAN is an umbrella association for organizations working across the renewable energy

Winners of Merck Diabetes Award across Africa, Asia announced

Merck, a leading science and technology company has Thursday announced the winners of its Merck Diabetes Award from African and Asian Universities to mark the World Diabetes Day- WDD themed ‘Eyes on Diabetes’. The award as part of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program was launched in April 2016 across African and Asian universities with the

Meet Dr. Rasha Kelej, The Chief Social Officer at Merck Healthcare

Dr. Rasha Kelej has been appointed as the Chief Social Officer (CSO). Currently serving as the Global Vice President of Merck Healthcare, Dr. Rasha is also a member of Human Resources Science and Technology Cluster of African Union (ECOSOCC) A pharmacist, a speaker, and woman-activist, Dr Rasha has gained international recognition through hard work and

Integrated agricultural research systems key to Africa’s transformation

Integrated systems research approach in agriculture is key to sustainable transformation in Africa with benefits including increase in yields and livelihoods improvement of resource-poor farmers, according to the Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Dr Nteranya Sanginga. The systems approach places the farmer at the center and develops an understanding of the

18.2 million people on antiretroviral therapy, UNAIDS

By Henry Opondo A new report by UNAIDS shows that countries are getting on the Fast-Track, with an additional one million people accessing treatment in just six months (January to June 2016). By June 2016, around 18.2 million [16.1 million–19.0 million] people had access to the life-saving medicines, including 910 000 children, double the number

Chinese Functional Cure against HIV/AIDS in Africa?

By Correspondent With preparations underway to celebrate the AIDS Day on December 1, a popular herbal concoction developed by a Chinese researcher has been hailed as proper and real solution to HIV/Aids and related complications such as tuberculosis. Tian Immunity Booster (TIB), invented by Professor Tian Shengxun eight year ago, is already delivering new approach to effective and

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