Next Einstein Forum launches search for Africa’s young scientist

Next Einstein Forum launches search for Africa’s young scientist

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) has launched the search for 54 of Africa's top young science and technology ambassadors, one from each African country, who being selected as NEF ...

AU applauds int’l collaborative effort in Ebola fight

AU applauds int’l collaborative effort in Ebola fight

The head of the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA), Major General Julius Oketta has praised the high level of commitment and cooperation among the ...

Kenya: World climate change scientific body to convene in Nairobi

Kenya: World climate change scientific body to convene in Nairobi

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be holding the 41st Session of the Panel in Nairobi between 24-27 February, organizers disclosed on Tuesday.Among other ...

Nigeria gets expert group to research Ebola treatment

Nigeria gets expert group to research Ebola treatment

Nigeria has inaugurated a six-man Working Group to carry out research on the treatment of Ebola virus, the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, inaugurated the committee on ...

Final report on Mozambique Airlines plane crash due this year

Final report on Mozambique Airlines plane crash due this year

A final report on investigations into the ill-fated Mozambique Airlines flight TM470 that crashed in Namibian last year is expected to be concluded this year, Mozambique's National ...

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Nairobi - On Tuesday at 2PM GMT, the African Space Agency (ASA) released the news of the indefinite suspension of the African space program "as long as the prerequisites for new ...

“My Healthline”: Orange’s first healthcare hotline in Cameroon

“My Healthline”: Orange’s first healthcare hotline in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, March 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- - Orange Cameroon is launching a preventive medical service in collaboration with the country's Ministry for ...

Mozambique health ministry assures availability of medicines

Mozambique Health Minister Nazira Abdulla says the government is making every effort to ensure that essential drugs reach all health units in the country.In an answer to questions from Members of Parliament on Wednesday, Abdulla said drugs for all hospitals had been distributed for the first and second quarters of the year, while the third quarter distribution was now under way. She revealed that for the ...

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Next Einstein Forum launches search for Africa’s young scientist

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) has launched the search for 54 of Africa's top young science and technology ambassadors, one from each African country, who being selected as NEF Ambassadors will join the NEF Fellows Class as young science and technology champions from Africa. A press release issued here Tuesday says the NEF Ambassadors will attend the NEF Global Gathering in March 2016 in Dakar, Senegal, where ...

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S/Africa: Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital to open in 2016

Construction of the much anticipated Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, expected to be completed in 2016, is on track, the chief executive officer of the hospital's trust, Sibongile Mkhabela, has said.Mkhabela told the media Tuesday that on completion of the hospital in February 2016, it will be handed over to other actors for equipment and interior design features to be installed. “The official opening ...

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Botswana institute develops new low-cost brick

The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) said Tuesday that it has developed a technology that will see the Kgalagadi sand in the west of the country being used to create a less expensive building brick called the Kgalagadi Sand Building Block, (KSBB).The Kgalagadi sand in the Kalahari Desert, covers up to 75 percent of Botswana and was a very abundant resource in the country, but ...

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Botswana to host African medicines research workshop

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Botswana (UB) will this month host the first Medicines Utilization Research in Africa (MURIA) Workshop and Symposium, the university announced on Friday.UB said in a statement that the purpose of the event was to create a multidisciplinary network of people striving to promote sustainable, rational medicine use through collaborative research and building capacity ...

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Nigeria hosts African scientists in October

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) will play host to African scientists in October for the Sixth Conference of Vice-Chancellors and Deans of Science, Engineering and Technology (COVIDSET). The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, told journalists on Thursday in Enugu in south-eastern Nigeria that up to 350 scientists were being expected at the conference scheduled to hold from ...

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Lesotho celebrates belated World TB Day

Lesotho Health Minister Molotsi Monyamane says civil society organisations should take part in the fight against Tuberculosis because they are able to reach remote areas where the government is unable to reach, APA has learnt Wednesday during belated World TB Day celebrations.The minister appealed to those who are already taking drugs to adhere to the medication to help to move Lesotho from being the second ...

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Botswana introduces new vaccines to curb child mortality

The Ministry of Health has introduced some new vaccines that will help curb child deaths in Botswana, APA learnt here on Monday.Speaking in an interview, Child Health Officer in the ministry Ndibo Monyatsi said they are continuously looking at programmes they could employ to reduce child deaths. "We are looking at new programmes to adopt to help curb the possibility of child deaths in the country,” she said. ...

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Botswana gov’t loses ARV case against foreign inmates

The Botswana government on Thursday lost with costs a case in which a foreign inmate Gift Ngwale successfully challenged the state's failure to provide him with anti-retroviral (ARV) therapy.Delivering judgement on Thursday, Gaborone High Court judge Key Dingake said the government was not a special litigant that can disobey court orders and should obey them as issued by the court. Dingake ruled that denying ...

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Nigerian scientists in groundbreaking research into cancer therapy with local herbs

A team of seven Nigerian scientists from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Maiduguri, has made progress in a groundbreaking research into the use of local herbs for cancer therapy. The team, led by Professor of Pharmacology at the university, Isa Marte Hussaini, is currently exploring different Nigerian plants for the cancer therapy research. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and ...

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