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Continental bodies collaborate to boost science granting councils

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African Academy of Sciences loses a Fellow

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AAS sadly announces the passing away of Prof. Viness Pillay. Prof. Pillay was elected Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences in 2012.
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Bridging the gender gap for women in science in Africa

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Cognizant of the gender disparity in STEM, the AESA platform (Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa - a partnership of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)) with support from IAVI, a nonprofit scientific research organization, undertook a study to examine factors which contribute to or inhibit women from pursuing STEM careers in Africa.
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Addressing Long Term Care for Nigeria’s Aging Population

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Aging is associated with functional decline and health and social support needs. Traditionally, the responsibility of providing long term care and support for older persons has been accepted by African families.
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Teenagers drive TB awareness in Botswana

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Although, we have a vaccine administered at birth in most low-income countries, the protective effect of the vaccine wanes off at adolescence, and the risk of TB begins to rise from the age of 12 years, peaking among the 18-49 year age group.
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Africa in a ‘sweet spot’ to lead global collaborations

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Africa has a history of being exploited by Western scientists, with helicopter research frequently downplaying the input and expertise of African scientists. However, turning our backs on global partners is not the solution, says University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng.

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The Big Picture (August 2020 Issue)

This August issue of the AAS Big Picture focuses on the continued response against COVID-19 and includes an updated report on research and development goals for COVID-19 in Africa. It also includes a series of blogs and case studies from AAS' community of scientists covering genomics, using traditional medicinal plants, scrutinizing drug resistant Salmonella, exploring the adaptive capacities of fisheries and addressing deafness in Africa. This issue also features funding opportunities on migration research, environmental policy as well as the recently launched International Research Management Staff Development Programme.

The Big Picture (July 2020 Issue)

This July issue of the AAS Big Picture focuses on the continued response against COVID-19, our 2019 annual updates and a series of blogs from AAS' community of scientists covering developing affordable titanium implants, harnessing solar power, improving blood screening and scientific priorities for climate change and maternal health. It also features funding opportunities in drug discovery, the recently launched International Research Management Staff Development Programme, and the call for applications for the AAS Affiliates Programme.

The Big Picture (June 2020 Issue)

This June issue of the AAS Big Picture focuses on the continued response against COVID-19 and includes a report on physical distancing measures by African governments and its impact, it also highlights developing an African scientists directory, the AAS Future Campus, improving the livelihoods of dairy farmers and a blog from the former President of the Republic of Mauritius Professor Ameenah Gurib Fakim.

The Big Picture (May Issue)

This May issue of the AAS Big Picture focuses on Africa's research priorities for COVID-19, AAS Future Campus, understanding African genes in the fight against malaria and ensuring equal opportunity for women in science. It also highlights funding opportunities in natural environment research, water pollutants, FLAIR fellowships and various science awards.

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This April issue of the AAS Big Picture focuses on the AAS' response to coronavirus in Africa, ensuring equal opportunity for women in science, improving indoor air quality and using nanomaterials to provide clean drinking water. It also highlights funding opportunities in biological sciences, healthy longevity and food systems.

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This March issue of the AAS Big Picture focuses on the Coronavirus situation in Africa, innovative methods to fight drug resistance and unveils the new GGC website. It also highlights funding opportunities in cancer prevention, snake bite research, climate resilience and land resource governance....

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A Consensus Study Report on Heritable Human Genome Editing

This report does not make judgments about whether any clinical uses of a safe and effective HHGE methodology, if established by pre-clinical research, should at some point be permitted. ...

Continental bodies collaborate to boost science granting councils

The Association of African Universities (AAU) has announced it is collaborating with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) to strengthen the continent’s science granting councils under the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI)...

African Academy of Sciences loses a Fellow

AAS sadly announces the passing away of Prof. Viness Pillay. Prof. Pillay was elected Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences in 2012...

Addressing Long Term Care for Nigeria’s Aging Population

Aging is associated with functional decline and health and social support needs. Traditionally, the responsibility of providing long term care and support for older persons has been accepted by African families...

Teenagers drive TB awareness in Botswana

Although, we have a vaccine administered at birth in most low-income countries, the protective effect of the vaccine wanes off at adolescence, and the risk of TB begins to rise from the age of 12 years, peaking among the 18-49 year age group...

Strengthening the Capacity of Africa’s Science Granting Councils in Research Management

The Association of African Universities (AAU) is collaborating with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) to implement the second phase of the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) Research Management Project which will strengthen the capacities of Africa’s Science Granting Councils...