Sub-Saharan Africa Tech news in brief: 27 January–9 February 2011

Below is a roundup of Tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 27 January–9 February 2011 Africa to benefit from nutrition research...

Africa on the rise: Bill Gates on Health & Agriculture

Bill Gates writes in his third annual letter that he sees ‘Africa on the rise’. About agriculture, he says that: ‘When farmers increase their...

South Africa: HIV testing in schools will be professional, responsible

Pretoria - Cabinet has assured parents that care will be taken to ensure that the voluntary HIV testing in schools campaign will be done...

South Africa: Schools HIV testing on track

Pretoria - The Ministries of Health and Basic Education will in due course outline to the nation the full details of the schools-based HIV...

Africa: Science & Tech news in brief 13-26 Jan 2011

Below is a round up of Science & Tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 13–26 January 2011 Malaria vaccine candidate shows promise...

ZAMBIA: Better health comes in containers

LUSAKA, 26 January 2011 (PlusNews) - New technologies are helping Zambia make the most of its scarce health workers and laboratories in the fight...

Nigeria: Donors allot $31m to eliminate river blindness

International donors recently gathered in Abuja and committed US$31 million to support the World Health Organisation (WHO)/Africa Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)’s efforts to...

WHO calls for global action on malaria resistance

The WHO has launched a worldwide 'call to action' to governments, agencies, researchers and non-governmental organisations over the malaria parasite's growing resistance to the...

Tanzanian study confirms rats’ ability to detect TB

Rats that can smell the tuberculosis (TB) bacterium in a sputum sample could be more effective in detecting TB than expensive laboratory tests, a...

TECHNOLOGY: IRIN’s pick of the year – 2010

NAIROBI, 21 December 2010 (IRIN) - It has been a big year for the uptake of new online technologies in emergencies, especially those using...

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