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Africa Analysis: More TB funding and data needed

TB remains an underfunded and under-researched health problem in many parts of Africa, writes Linda Nordling.   In more than 30 years since its discovery, HIV has become one of the biggest targets of global health funding. By contrast, tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease caused by a bacterium discovered in the 19th century.

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Inter-African research links rare below the Sahara

Most research in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is produced alongside scientists from outside the region, with collaborations within Africa sorely lacking, says a report, which also found that the region’s research capacity is too small to keep up with development ambitions.

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Forum calls for home-grown S&T to aid Africa’s growth

Rabat, Morocco – African countries often depend on foreign scientific research and are scarcely sharing those undertaken on the continent, a ministerial forum has been told. 

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Becoming a top female fisheries researcher in Kenya

Oct10

As part of SciDev’s Africa’s PhD renaissance series, scientist Nina Wambiji talks about how the support she has received from AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research and Development) has helped her become a leading researcher in her field. She was granted a fellowship at AWARD after obtaining a PhD in Japan for her research on rabbitfish.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_3t4jmhAvQ[/youtube]

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Women for Expo – Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg (AWARD): Growing Kenyan greens on an American balcony

‘Women scientists in Africa are a tremendous investment, but the return is absolutely spectacular’, says Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Director of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) program. Speaking to Afronline.org, Ms. Kamau explains the importance of supporting African women scientists… and shows her dedication to Kenyan cuisine on the other side of the world.

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Africa Analysis: Governments need scientific advisors

Auckland – Only a handful of African countries were represented at a global gathering for government scientific advisors last month. ‘Africa needs chief scientific advisors to help governments avoid endorsing ‘junk’ science’, writes Linda Nordling.

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