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    Human milk banks collect, pasteurise, test, store, and distribute donated breastmilk. NataBU/Shutterstock
    Kenyan hospital opens human milk bank - a rarity in sub-Saharan Africa

    Kenya's first human milk bank has opened at Pumwani Maternity Hospital. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, spoke to the team spearheading APHRC's research efforts in the establishment of Kenya's first milk bank....

    By Elizabeth Kimani-Murage 23 Apr 2019

    Sports science needs to race towards a different approach. kentoh/Shutterstock
    How sports science in Africa can be taught and thought about differently

    In the four years since the decolonisation debate took centre stage at South African universities, much of the focus has been on what decolonisation might look like in the humanities...

    15 Apr 2019

    World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa
    World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa

    The World Bank has launched its Africa Human Capital Plan, a new plan to help African countries strengthen their human capital by enabling the continent's young people to grow up with optimal health and equipped with the right skills to compete in the digitising global economy...

    12 Apr 2019

    Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa
    The app that tracks diseases and saves lives in Africa

    What if a mobile phone could prevent a health epidemic? It may sound like science fiction, but the WHO polio geographic information system (GIS) technology is doing just that in 43 countries in Africa.

    11 Apr 2019

    Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
    Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

    The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

    Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

    Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
    Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

    Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

    With the right skills and infrastructure, Africa can boost its genomics research efforts. Dmytro Zinkevych/Shutterstock
    Africa needs a heavy dose of investment in genomics research

    For several months, my friend's father lay helpless in one of Nairobi's premier hospitals. There was no clear diagnosis...

    By Jenniffer Mabuka-Maroa 5 Apr 2019

    Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain
    Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain

    Bizcommunity, the wholly independently owned media brand made in Africa for Africa, is proud to announce the launch of the Bizcommunity.africa domain...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Apr 2019

    Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa
    WHO report: 630-million years of healthy life lost in Africa

    Nearly 630-million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across the World Health Organisation's (WHO's) 47 member states in Africa...

    28 Mar 2019

    Tools like the WHO checklist can lead to better surgical outcomes in countries with limited resources. Shutterstock
    What African countries can do about ensuring safer surgery

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has come up with plans and tools to help countries ensure safer surgery in their hospitals and clinics...

    By Isabella Epiu 27 Mar 2019

    Maternal mortality is much higher in Africa than in high-income countries. Shutterstock
    The death rate for mothers having C-sections is 50 times higher in Africa

    The in-hospital maternal mortality rate following a Caesarean delivery in Africa may be 50 times higher than in high-income countries...

    By Bruce M Biccard 26 Mar 2019

    Dr Tshepo Motsepe
    Africa-Asia partner to improve healthcare

    If Africa and Asia are to reap the benefits of having a youthful population and improve their economies, they must improve healthcare for women, adolescents and youth...

    20 Mar 2019

    Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines
    Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines

    Facebook has revealed its plans to help stop the spread of fake information about vaccines on its platform...

    By Shereesa Moodley 11 Mar 2019

    Dedicated cannabis expo set for Cape Town in April
    Dedicated cannabis expo set for Cape Town in April

    The Cannabis Expo, a trade and consumer exhibition dedicated to the cannabis industry, is set be held at Sun Exhibits at GrandWest in Cape Town from 4 to 7 April...

    11 Mar 2019

    Health workers in Liberia at the height of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA
    Ebola in the DRC: the race is on between research and the virus

    Since August last year the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been facing its 10th Ebola virus disease outbreak. As of early March this year, 907 cases and 569 deaths have been reported...

    By Yap Boum, Jean-Jacques Muyembe & Sabue Mulangu 8 Mar 2019

    Zipline drone distribution centre, Rwanda.
    #DesignIndaba2019: Bringing 'Wakanda' to life with life-saving drones

    How an American and Rwandan partnership brought the mythical 'Wakanda' to life by harnessing drone technology to deliver life-saving medical supplies...

    Louise BurgersBy Louise Marsland 1 Mar 2019

    An aid worker collects health and nutrition data in northeastern Kenya. Shutterstock
    Why fixing Africa's data gaps will lead to better health policies

    There's been a data revolution around the world driven by advances in information technology and a need for research that responds to complex developmental issues...

    27 Feb 2019

    YouTube pulls ads on anti-vax channels
    YouTube pulls ads on anti-vax channels

    YouTube has removed money-generating advertisements from anti-vaccination conspiracy channels...

    26 Feb 2019

    Grant aims at improving public health supply chains in Africa
    Grant aims at improving public health supply chains in Africa

    The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) has been awarded a grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with the aim at improving public health supply chains in Africa.

    22 Feb 2019

    International push to improve food safety
    International push to improve food safety

    Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development...

    18 Feb 2019

    5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years
    5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years

    IBM has revealed the five significant changes driven by innovation in science and technology that will transform every stage of the food supply chain within the next five years...

    14 Feb 2019

    Mali was one of the West African countries affected by the biggest Ebola outbreak ever recorded from 2014 to 2016. Shutterstock
    Why Ebola vaccine on trial in the DRC is raising hopes

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has emphasised that an experimental vaccine is playing a major role in controlling the spread of Ebola...

    By Shirin Ashraf & Arthur Wickenhagen 11 Feb 2019

    Personalised medicine aims to tailor treatment according to each person’s genetic makeup. Shutterstock
    Why African countries need to give genomic research a major boost

    All organisms are unique. Each having a set of genetic instructions for their build-up and maintenance. This set of genetic instructions is contained in genes that makeup a genome...

    By Lamech Mwapagha 30 Jan 2019

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    Healthworkers vaccinated against Ebola in South Sudan

    Health workers and other frontline responders in South Sudan are being vaccinated against Ebola as part of preparedness measures to fight the spread of the disease...

    29 Jan 2019

    10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme
    10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme

    Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme...

    21 Jan 2019

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    Why does malaria recur? How pieces of the puzzle are slowly being filled in

    Some people suffer from repeated attacks of malaria. These can occur weeks to months or longer after contracting the disease...

    By Miles B Markus 17 Jan 2019

    UNWTO, the European Travel Commission launch new health tourism report
    UNWTO, the European Travel Commission launch new health tourism report

    Health tourism is an emerging, global, complex and rapidly changing segment that needs to be better understood by destinations...

    28 Dec 2018

    Professor Kelly Chibale. Photo: Je'nine May
    R&D is the pipeline for science jobs in Africa

    There's a critical need to invest in a research & development (R&D) industry that could create a pipeline of jobs for science graduates in Africa...

    5 Dec 2018

    The life expectancy improvements in sub-Saharan Africa vary between men and women. Shutterstock
    Lifestyle diseases could scupper Africa's rising life expectancy

    People in sub-Saharan Africa are now living longer than ever before. A child born in the region today is expected to live up to 64 years on average...

    By Charles Shey Wiysonge 27 Nov 2018

    Scientists analysing data at the South-South Malaria Research Partnership project laboratory in Kenya. Flora Mutere-Okuku
    Novel approach brings African scientists closer to a malaria vaccine

    Malaria is still a major problem in Africa. There are over 200 million clinical cases each year and approximately half a million deaths...

    By Faith Osier 7 Nov 2018



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