Trial success may mean 2015 release for malaria vaccine

CAPE TOWN] The first malaria vaccine could be ready for use by 2015, according to experts reporting encouraging results from a phase III trial,...

AFRICA: Call to translate research spend into results

African governments have been called on to make it mandatory for higher education institutions to have policies on research. There also needs to be...

FOOD: Maggots to the rescue?

JOHANNESBURG,- The humble maggot (larva of a fly) is being nurtured as an alternative protein source for livestock and fish farming feed, and could...

Eradicating disease: an ambitious but energising goal

Focussing on the steps needed to eradicate malaria, not just control it, can broaden and stimulate support for health research agendas. Next week in Seattle,...

Research Aims To Reduce Deaths Caused by Indoor Air Pollution

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting the development and evaluation of behavioral approaches to tackle household air pollution. Half of the...

New Corn Variety Boosts Food Security Across Africa

In times of drought, parched lands yield few, if any, crops, increasing hunger among communities. As one way of boosting food security during these...

Millennium villages project launches second phase

The Millennium Villages Project has launched its second phase, alongside a report stating that it is on track to enable people living in impoverished...

New partnership to enhance rice production in Africa

A new programme aimed at boosting sustainable rice production has begun at the AfricaRice Centre, Cotonou, Republic of Benin. © Agriculture Corner The programme known as...

Potential Addition to Farmers’ Incomes by 2020

Vodafone and Accenture today announced the findings of a ground-breaking new research programme intended to measure the impact of mobile communications on the lives...

UNIDO and AUC team up on Pharma Manufacturing Plan

The implementation of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa (PMPA) was the focus of a workshop that ended at the headquarters of the United...

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