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Answering the challenges posed by antimicrobial resistance

Answering the challenges posed by antimicrobial resistance

Pascale Ondoa and Yewande Alimi   Staphylococcus aureus is the source of a skin infection that can turn deadly if drug resistant. Estimates regarding the most common resistant variation, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), exceed 100,000 deaths globally in 2019. But up until recently, we did not have a solid grasp on how much of a

International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development

With the coordination of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) working on behalf of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa scientific community launched the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development last week.   So far, 50+ science entities, higher education institutions and schools

World Malaria Day 2022 Official Statement

By H.E. Minata Samate Cessouma Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs ‎and Social Development‎, African Union Commission   The African Union Commission joins the world to commemorate World Malaria Day 2022 under the theme ‎‎‎“Advance Equity. Build Resilience. End Malaria”‎ as we all strive to meet the global goal to ‎‎eradicate malaria by 2030. I am

Eradicating polio would eradicate so much tragedy

 Dr Matshidiso Moeti  In the outskirts of Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, just beyond where paved roads transition to dirt, an undiagnosed polio infection paralysed a three-year-old girl. From one day to the next, the child’s life was changed forever. Among Africa’s public health community, we had looked at our successes against wild poliovirus as a cause

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