Pioneering meningitis vaccine faces funding threat

A meningitis vaccine that costs just US50 cents a dose, and which advocates believe could eliminate epidemics of the disease in Africa, will...

Africa could feed itself, says development expert

Africa could feed itself within a generation through the application of science-based techniques to agricultural production, according to the editor of a report on...

Kenya: Old socks and yeast to lure mosquitoes

A worn sock and a bottle of fermenting yeast could provide a cheap and effective trap for mosquitoes, according to a study. Scientists testing...

Zambia scales up agriculture e-voucher scheme

Zambian farmers could gain faster access to agricultural products and services with an  electronic voucher scheme. The 'e-voucher project' — the first of its...

DRC: It pays to go green

IBI, 29 November 2010 (IRIN) - Olivier Mushiete sees himself as a pioneer: His ever-expanding acacia forest on the Bateké plateau, 120km east of...

Africa, EU plan ministerial science policy dialogue

African and European heads of state are expected to endorse plans for a high-level science policy dialogue between the two continents when they...

Nanotech offers more for health than nanodrugs

Nanotech in hygiene, fake drug detection and remote diagnosis will do more for health than nanodrugs, says Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb. All countries should be planning for...

Southern Sudan revamps pharmaceutical supply system

Southern Sudan has embarked on a major programme to revamp its pharmaceutical supply system, with new laboratories and monitoring units to prevent the...

Case study: South Africa uses nanotech against TB

South Africa is using nanotechnology to improve existing tuberculosis drugs. Munyaradzi Makoni looks at a developing country's experience. Treating tuberculosis (TB) in developing countries is...

CLIMATE CHANGE: Africa to take a “quantum leap” in forecasting

Johannesburg, 23 November 2010 (IRIN) - Africa has struggled to make accurate and detailed predictions of the impact of climate change on its countries,...

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