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Small but mighty – using nanomaterials to provide communities with clean drinking water

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Promoting the inclusion of more African women in science

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In Côte d'Ivoire significant gains have been made in improving education outcomes. However, there are still high illiteracy levels among women. In Malawi, women are under-represented in research with less than 1 in 5 researchers being women. Socio-cultural barriers have contributed to the under-representation of females in science-related careers...
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African innovators tackle antimicrobial resistance

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11 innovators from Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa funded to characterise the magnitude of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Africa over two years.Evidence generated will be used to develop relevant technologies and products to respond to AMR...
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African innovators to improve access to quality water, sanitation and hygiene

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Seven African innovators are being funded to the tune of $100,000 each to create technology-based solutions to improve access to water and sanitation. The technology will support the most vulnerable communities living in cities thus reducing gender-based violence and improving living conditions...
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Forty promising African early career scientists selected

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40 early career scientists drawn from 19 countries across the five African regions have been selected as Affiliate members of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS). The new cohort of Affiliates will receive training and mentorship over a five-year period 2020-2024.
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AAS Fellow Prof Tumani Corrah Awarded Honorary KBE by Her Majesty The Queen

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Professor Tumani Corrah, Emeritus Director of the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has been appointed honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of his services to medical research in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Kenyan Wins $100,000 Grant for Device to Help Expectant Mothers

Voice of America, United States, 27 October 2017

Chinese varsity mulls partnership with African Academy of Sciences

Xinhua News, China, 5 September 2017

AAS launches programme to boost science journalism in Africa

SABC, South Africa, 4 September 2017

Collaborating to ease Africa's data drought

The Lancet, United Kingdom, 2 August 2017

African scientists meet in Accra at DELTAS17 to exchange information

Graphic Online, Ghana, 3 July 2017

NCDs account for 23 per cent of Africa’s disease burden

SciDev.Net, United Kingdom, 5 April 2017