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Africa’s First Online Clinical Trial Community launched

Africa’s leading research bodies have launched the Clinical Trial Community (CTC), a platform that will provide quick and real-time visibility of African clinical trials sites, capacity, and capability. The first of its kind on the continent, the CTC platform will also link relevant initiatives that support the conduct of trials; enable timely ethics and regulatory review; and

Environmental reporting in West Africa remains a challenge

By Joseph Checky Abuje While Africa is rallying policies and frameworks on environmental conservation so that this is prioritized in all socio-economic development, west Africa is, however, lagging behind the rest of the continent. In Liberia and Senegal for instance, governments do not have formulated policies that support Environmental conservation, hence anti-environment activities are on

Paramount Group pioneers robotics and engineering learning for South African Air Force (SAAF) Youth Development

Paramount Labs, the research and innovation division of the Africa-based global aerospace and technology company, Paramount Group, in partnership with the South African Air Force (SAAF), announced the successful completion of its newly launched robotics training programme by the first group of young students who enrolled as part of the ‘SAAF Eagles Robotics Club’. The

Scientists strengthen the resolve to champion evidence use for development

  Over 400 Scientists from East and West Africa resolved to promote the use of evidence in decision making at a two-day Evidence Leaders in Africa virtual conference held on 3-4 November 2020. The conference, with the theme, ‘Strengthening the think-tank role of researchers in supporting government decision-making for better development outcomes’ was convened by the African Academy of

New Tool Seeks to Improve Seed Delivery

A new online tool to improve the delivery of seeds in West Africa was recently launched by CORAF. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development West Africa within the PAIRED framework, this tool is expected to improve seeds’ delivery considerably. “Delivery systems for seeds are currently underdeveloped in West Africa, thereby limiting the

Nairobi National Park acquires title deed for 2000 acres

By Joseph Abuje Kenya’s President has secured a title deed to Nairobi National Park for the 2000 acres of a Government land that was formerly known as Sheep and Goat Research Facility. “Giving the title deed to Nairobi National Park enables the Park to secure the much-needed space for wildlife and is a clear testimony of

Kenya joins Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign for a malaria-free Africa

Kenya has joined the pan-African movement to strengthen local, national, and regional efforts towards a malaria-free Africa. As part of the campaign, individuals, families, communities, as well as political and business leaders will be urged to make a personal commitment to step up the fight against the disease. The East African nation, which accounts for

Ilara Health Secures $1.1M Grant to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes in Kenya

  Ilara Health, the health-tech company which provides a point of care diagnostic testing to small primary care clinics in Kenya, has received a $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will be used to develop effective antenatal care (ANC) interventions and tech-based solutions for pregnant women unable to access