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Global leaders from across Africa meet to counter microbial resistance, help global fight

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) will convene a landmark summit of key regional stakeholders and international experts today to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and diagnostics. During the event, a significant Memorandum of Understanding will be signed between the two organizations, pledging a commitment to identify

Leaders urged to renew commitment to a malaria-free Africa 

African nations have been urged to renew their commitment and strengthen instruments to attain a malaria-free Africa by 2030. At a high-level briefing held on the margins of the 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Senior health, finance and foreign affairs officials from across the continent were briefed on the latest findings from the

The African Global Health Leaders Fellowship launched to support the future of health in Africa

The Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) announced Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland the establishment of the 2018-2019 African Global Health Leaders Fellowship. The fellowship supports the development of the next generation of public health leaders

Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Health enters pact with Oranga, Gavi

In a bid to increase immunisation rates in Ivory Coast, the country’s Ministry of Health has announced plans to enter into partnership with the Orange SA and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The partnership is to ensure lowest vaccine coverage in some remote villages. The “M-Vaccin Côte d’ Ivoire” project uses Orange mobile technology to inform

Biosecurity experts urge universities to secure biomaterials

By Patrick Amunavi University researchers can play an active role in contributing to the development of effective measures and practices aimed at securing biological materials and technology that could otherwise be misused by destructive elements to produce biological weapons or lead to their proliferation. According to experts meeting at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture

€4 billion EU pledge for small business

By Gitonga Njeru in Abidjan The European Union, has pledged more than €4 billion for small business startups for young people. The Union will work closely with many African governments to implement its grant program. The grant program to run annually and will prioritize agriculture, science and technology innovations that promote economic growth and job

Researchers and policymakers meet in Tanzania to discuss cassava agronomy

Scientists across Africa meet with policymakers in Tanzania under the auspices of the African Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) to discuss the progress made in the last two years in providing clues to the agronomy of cassava. The meeting, holding 11-15, December, is set review the progress made by the ACAI—a project managed by the International Institute

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