‘Toxic sugar bait’ could help control malaria

Extracts from melon and guava, as well as beer and boric acid, can together make an irresistible, yet potentially fatal, trap...

Merck Foundation brings African and Asian Countries together to Contribute towards Building Healthcare Capacity...

Merck Foundation, a non-profit company and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, to conduct the Fourth edition of their annual ‘Merck Africa Asia Luminary’...

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...

Charlize Theron: “The Moment to Act Against AIDS is Now”

HIV/AIDS campaigner and actress Charlize Theron today met Youth Ambassadors who act as role models for their peers and raise awareness of how to...

HIV drug improves anti-malarial drug effectiveness

An antiretroviral drug commonly given to HIV-infected children in Sub-Saharan Africa improves the effectiveness of a key malaria drug, according to a new study. Laboratory studies have long established that...

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...

Anti-mosquito ‘invisibility’ patch set for Uganda trial

By Richa Malhotra - SciDev.Net A patch designed to make people 'invisible' to disease-transmitting mosquitoes may soon undergo field trials in Uganda. The Kite Patch is...

Winners of the First DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Announced

More Than 800 Students From Across Africa Respond to the Challenge of Creative Thinking in Science and Technology. Following the meeting in South Africa of...

Tanzania backs plan for use of GMOs

TANZANIA IS backing a plan to start research on genetically modified crops (GMO) in its territory, in a move Agriculture Minister Jumanne Maghembe says...

African Union throws weight behind SKA bid

Pretoria - The African Union (AU) has acknowledged the significance of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project in bringing much-needed development to...

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