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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

Arthritis: JKUAT Don’s plant medicinal properties discovery honoured

By PATRICK AMUNAVI A Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) researcher has received honour from the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) for her scientific research and invention efforts that offer hope to patients with arthritis. KIPI feted Dr. Christine Ong’ayo Wangia, a senior lecturer who teaches in the School of Pharmacy, Department of

New management training for immunisation leaders kicks-off in Kigali

Yale’s Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI), the Rwanda-based University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), PATH, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance have joined forces to strengthen national leadership and management of immunisation programmes in Gavi-supported countries. The Expanded Programme on Immunization Leadership and Management Programme (EPI LAMP) is an innovative management training course for immunisation leaders

African Innovators sought ahead of Africa Innovation Summit II

The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS II), which will take place from 6-8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, under the esteemed patronage of His Excellences President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde), announced a call for applications  to innovators across Africa whose solutions have the potential to solve the continent’s challenges. The AIS

Green Climate Fund (GCF), Pan African Climate Justice Alliance spearhead meet in Mali

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Structured Dialogue with Africa is taking place in Bamako  Mali from the 3rd to the 6th of April 2018. Structured dialogues have the ambition to facilitate understanding of its work among various stakeholders, majorly eligible countries and accelerate engagement of countries with the GCF. This engagement organized by the Fund and in collaboration

AIDS IS (STILL) POLITICAL

This year marks 30 years since the creation of the International AIDS Society (IAS), an important moment of reflection for our organization. We were founded in 1988 by a group of scientist-activists desperate to share information to stop the pandemic spreading around them. When the IAS was first created, there was no treatment for HIV

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