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,...

Developing countries to share community-based adaptation experience

By T.V. Padma - SciDev.Net Countries in Asia and Africa have formed an open and informal 'government group network' to help mainstream community-based adaptation (CBA)...

SA to produce more doctors

Johannesburg - Government is looking at increasing the number of doctors produced by the country to ensure the success of the National Health Insurance...

Developing countries unprepared for research misconduct

By Eva Aguilar - Sci.Dev.Net Developing countries need to be better prepared to address scientific misconduct, say researchers. In a first attempt to evaluate the extent...

Africa making progress in using Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to achieve Sustainable Development...

Session raised opportunities for scaling up actions considering the role of STI in accelerating efforts to achieve the SDGs under review by Africa Regional...

Environmental concerns for Red Sea-Dead Sea project

Jordanian environmentalists have challenged a government decision to push ahead with a controversial project to channel water from the Red Sea into the Dead Sea – which has...

Underground oasis may boost Egypt’s development

The Egyptian government is launching work on experimental wells in the desert following a discovery of new access points to a huge underground...

Notre Dame biologist leads sequencing of the genomes of malaria-carrying mosquitoes

Nora Besansky, O'Hara Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the University's Eck Institute for Global Health,...

Experts discuss implementation and resource mobilization plan for an African strategy on meteorology

Experts and stakeholders today met in Addis Ababa, at the AU Commission to discuss and draft the implementation plan and resource mobilisation strategy for...

Timely seed distributions in Ethiopia boost crop yields, strengthen communities’ resilience

FAO support reinforces food security response to one of the worst El Niño-induced droughts on record. Ethiopia is about to complete one of the largest...

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