Major patent pool opens up research on neglected disease

Research on drug development for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), tuberculosis and malaria will receive a boost from a major initiative launched by the World...

Africa must spend ‘a lot more’ on non-communicable disease

African health scientists need more funding and support to overcome the barriers and deal with a changing health situation on the continent, a major...

Congo set to launch its first science journal

(ABIDJAN) The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has agreed to launch the country's first scientific journal, which they expect to attain...

Standardise traditional meds, urges Zuma

Pretoria - The standardisation of African traditional medicine should be speeded up, says President Jacob Zuma. "I would like to see the South African Bureau...

Burkina Faso aims to unite science for development

A new science ministry in Burkina Faso, said to be one of the first dedicated solely to research and innovation in West Africa,...

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...

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