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ICT: Anti-HIV measures that cross borders

August 1, 2014 at 16:45

By Imogen Mathers – SciDev.Net Earlier this month, UNAIDS published its annual Gap report, drawing together global data on HIV/AIDS alongside information and analysis about the ‘people being left behind’ […]

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The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) will provide $130 million to expand and enhance health worker training in sub-Saharan Africa

Journal supplement details progress in African medical education

August 1, 2014 at 14:45

Medical education in sub-Saharan Africa is being revitalized and expanded through a U.S.-funded effort that is dramatically increasing enrollment, broadening curricula, upgrading Internet access and providing cutting-edge skills labs and […]

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Hawa Sanneh holding freshly harvested African rice in Casamance, Senegal, in October 1987. (Image copyright: Judith Carney)

Generating a Genome to Feed the World: UA-Led Team Decodes African Rice

July 31, 2014 at 13:00

An international team of researchers led by the University of Arizona has sequenced the complete genome of African rice. The genetic information will enhance scientists’ and agriculturalists’ understanding of the […]

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UNAIDS, ASLM and Partners Launch Initiative to Improve HIV Diagnostics

July 30, 2014 at 14:57

UNAIDS, ASLM and Partners Launch Initiative to Improve HIV Diagnostics Partners will advocate for increased funding and price reductions, strengthen efforts to ensure highest quality diagnostic services and forge partnerships […]

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Local communities ‘sidelined’ in development research

July 25, 2014 at 12:10

By Jan Piotrowski – SciDev.Net Development research remains far too academic and disconnected, with a “minuscule fraction” ever reaching local communities in a useable form, experts say. The research community […]

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Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi

SA’s big HIV/Aids 2030 plan

July 24, 2014 at 12:30

Source: Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says government has big plans to turn the tide on HIV/Aids by 2030, in line with the target set by delegates at the […]

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Gemalto joins GSMA pan-African mHealth Initiative

July 15, 2014 at 09:31

A mobile ecosystem that aims to improve maternal and child health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) (, the world leader in digital security, provides its support […]

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OECD and FAO see lower farm prices – livestock and biofuels outpacing crop production

July 12, 2014 at 07:54

Cereals are still at the core of what people eat, but diets are becoming higher in protein, fats and sugar in many parts of the world as incomes rise and […]

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Fish drying method changes lives in Burundi

July 11, 2014 at 10:33

FAO project to introduce simple raised drying racks improves livelihoods and nutrition for communities along the shores of Lake Tanganyika and beyond  An FAO project to equip small fishing communities […]

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IOM Welcomes Action to Eliminate Malaria in Endemic Zones of Southern Africa

July 9, 2014 at 15:23

IOM has welcomed the decision of Ministers of Health from Malaria-Endemic Countries in Southern Africa this week to adopt the Victoria Falls Declaration, in which they commit to eliminate and […]

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