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WHO, partners launch a new country-led response to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track

The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners have on Monday launched new an initiative to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable people from the…

 
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The family exert pressure women to get more children

Women in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda are often pressured by family and through societal expectations to have more children but commonly resort to covert or indirect means of contraception to…

 
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Scientists’ get closer clues to banana variety resistance to deadly bacterial wilt disease

By Henry Opondo A team led by scientists from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have announced a breakthrough in the search for banana varieties resistant to the lethal bacterial banana…

 
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UNICEF, UNAIDS launch report on ending adolescent AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched a report titled All In, in Eastern and Southern Africa: Catalysing the HIV response…

 
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Imperial College London, MIT launch search for African research collaborators

Imperial College London and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have launched a seed fund for ‘blue-skies’ research, with a regional focus on Africa. Consequently, the two are also searching…

 
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A clinical trial to find a new treatment for visceral leishmaniasis begins in eastern Africa

A new study to find a safer, efficacious and more patient-friendly treatment and improved diagnostic tools for people living with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) begun in eastern Africa. The study is…

 
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Museveni bans plastic bags production in Uganda

The Ugandan President banned the use of the plastic bags and ordered 45 manufacturers to stop churning the products. In a statement read on his behalf on World environment day…

 
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World cassava conference holds 11-15 June in Cotonou

The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21 century (GCP21) will hold a world conference on cassava in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, 11-15 June 2018. The conference is the fourth in…

 
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Africa Prize finalists use engineering to solve local health, energy, education and resource challenges

The inventors of a device that detects malaria without drawing blood, a cheap and sustainable recycling method to recover precious metals, an innovative smart meter that gives consumers more control…

 
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Nutrition International, Amref Health Africa partner to fight malnutrition across Africa

Amref Health Africa and Nutrition International ─ through its Nutrition Leverage for Transformation (NLIFT) model, have on Monday formalised a partnership intended to provide nutrition benefits to communities across nine…

 
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