Tag Archives: COVID-19

Science Policy, Science Literacy: post-COVID education for the developing world during the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact across the globe. For developing countries, this has not only had a negative impact on the economy, but it has also crippled the education system and will take years to recover. Where to go from here? Governments will not only have to re-look their policies on education

Updates on COVID-19 treatments progress by the Biopharma Industry

Seven months into the pandemic, the innovative biopharmaceutical industry continues to step up work on researching and testing therapeutics that could lower mortality rates or lessen the severity of COVID-19. Over recent months, the results of rigorous clinical trials of repurposed medicines to achieve quick wins have been mixed, while the pipeline for new treatments

WHO: access to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS response stalls

By Henry Opondo Seventy-three countries have warned that they face the risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new WHO survey conducted ahead of the International AIDS Society’s biannual conference. Twenty-four countries reported having either a critically low stock of ARVs or disruptions in the

COVID-19: AU receives 10 M EUR from the EU

The African Union has received EUR 10 million funding from the European Union (EU) to implement a joint int Continental Strategy for COVID-19. The funding is the initial contribution by Team Europe to the continental action against COVID-19. H.E. Ambassador Ranieri Sabatucci, Head of the EU Delegation to the African Union, and Dr John Nkengasong,

World Environment Day: Giving back to our silent heroes

Climate change is a global challenge that poses an urgent threat to economies, global food security, our natural systems and individual livelihoods. Unfortunately, as the years have gone by, our negligence towards the earth has become more prominent, and communities around the world are already experiencing increased climate impacts like tsunamis, veld fires and hurricanes.

Applying scientific thinking in the service of society

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) wishes to record its grave concerns about the political attack on one of its Members, Professor Glenda Gray, who is also President of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Council (MAC) appointed by the Minister of Health to advise

Three African countries pledge for Vaccines body for the first time

Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Uganda made their first-ever pledge to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance joining world leaders to pledge US$ 8.8 billion for a public-private partnership that helps vaccinate half the world’s children against some of the world’s deadliest diseases. The funding will help immunise 300 million more children in the world’s poorest countries against

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