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...

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...

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...

Cuba launches next phase of African malaria project

Cuba has announced plans to build biolarvicide factories in Brazil and several African countries in a bid to tackle malaria and dengue fever. Biolarvicides...

Texting saves lives of HIV patients, study confirms

Long awaited proof that mobile phone technology can be used by healthcare workers to save lives in Africa has finally been ...

Uganda: Mobile technology doubles HIV treatment rate in babies

HIV-infected babies have had their diagnosis time cut from three months to two weeks thanks to a mobile phone-based technology. Infants with HIV need...

India, South Africa to team up on HIV vaccine research

India and South Africa will launch a joint research project on basic science and vaccines for HIV strains common to both countries. The project...

AFRICA: New meningitis vaccine a “revolution”

DAKAR, 14 October 2010 (IRIN) - The emergence of a new meningitis vaccine, rather than a large-scale outbreak of the disease, has prompted the...

Rwanda Update: Kagame post-election, ICT, investment & baby-booming

On August 9th President Paul Kagame (Rwandan Patriotic Front - RPF) was re-elected after winning 93% of the popular vote. So what's in store...

Africa: Life Saving Peanut Product takes a Pasting

I was reminded of an advert I saw as a kid, you know, the one for Peanut Butter.  The advert showed a bunch of...

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