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Nairobi to host key Africa Healthcare Extension Summit

  Africa Healthcare Extension Summit (AHES 2018) set for 26 – 27 of June 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya will bring together various stakeholders in the medical & healthcare ecosystem for an exchange of ideas and best practices to support project development in upgrading, expanding & construction of hospitals across the entire continent. AHES will be

South African Medical Research Council funds efforts to deliver new antibiotics for drug-resistant infections

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) announced in April that it will spend 4 million Rand towards furthering the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) in South Africa. This funding will contribute to the global development and delivery of affordable new or improved antibiotic treatments for drug-resistant bacterial infections where there are currently

Museveni bans plastic bags production in Uganda

The Ugandan President banned the use of the plastic bags and ordered 45 manufacturers to stop churning the products. In a statement read on his behalf on World environment day 2018 , President Museveni noted that the continued manufacture, useand poor disposal practices associated with plastics have added to the accumulation of the hazardous materials in

World cassava conference holds 11-15 June in Cotonou

The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21 century (GCP21) will hold a world conference on cassava in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, 11-15 June 2018. The conference is the fourth in a series coming after previous ones in Bellagio, Uganda and China, and will feature the latest results from research and innovation in cassava value chain.

Nutrition International, Amref Health Africa partner to fight malnutrition across Africa

Amref Health Africa and Nutrition International ─ through its Nutrition Leverage for Transformation (NLIFT) model, have on Monday formalised a partnership intended to provide nutrition benefits to communities across nine countries in Africa where Amref Health Africa currently works. Through a $418,000 CAD investment, the partnership will reach up to 10 million direct and indirect

Ebola vaccine to help tackle DRC outbreak

Gavi has released US$1 million towards deployment of the Ebola vaccine to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to boost efforts to contain the disease. Gavi’s funding will support the deployment of health workers, transport, critical supplies and other operations. The vaccination will be implemented by the Government of DRC and partners including WHO,

New £25M programme aims to boost Sub-Saharan Africa early career scientists

A new sub-Saharan Africa grant scheme, Future Leaders – African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) Fellowships, opens for applications today (15 May 2018). The scheme offers talented African early career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field, the opportunity to develop an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution. The programme is

African nurses embrace technology in delivering healthcare

Technology is shaping the way Africa is delivering its healthcare. From electronic medical records and patient self-tracking to informatics and minimally invasive procedures, healthcare is getting more and more high-tech with African nurses driving innovative solutions to improve patient care. According to Prof Sharon Brownie, Dean of the School of Nursing & Midwifery, East Africa

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