Global shifts of urbanisation, migration, markets and climate can potentially be compatible with agrobiodiversity, but other powerful forces are undermining it. The future of agrobiodiversity hangs in the balance
Karl Zimmerer 1 Dec 2017
Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique
Antimicrobial medicines are widely used in livestock, poultry and aquaculture operations to treat or prevent diseases, but efforts to confront the problem are gaining momentum
A number of African countries are taking bold action to tackle malnutrition Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Togo
Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday, 20 October
Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000
Cipla has announced a groundbreaking market access agreement with the American Cancer Society, the Clinton Health Access Imitative and the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer
Cipla 7 Jul 2017
Sixteen essential cancer treatment medications, including chemotherapies, are now available in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, thanks to a new market access agreement
Africa month recently reminded us of just how far we've come as a continent. Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa, urges leaders and innovators not to forget what still needs to be done
Sthembile Shabangu 22 Jun 2017
Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors
Ethiopia's Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has become the first African to take up the role of director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO)
The first national public health training centre, constructed by the United States CDC, was handed over to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute recently.
Did you know that the number of practising oncologists barely hits double digits in most African nations? ..
Rasha Kelej 3 Nov 2016
Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead
With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent
Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016
Ethiopia plans to prevent more than half a million Aids-related deaths, as well as up to 80,000 new HIV infections by 2020
ADDIS ABABA: In Ethiopia where almost nine in every 10 women give birth at home after pregnancies with little or no medical support, a mobile phone app is coming to the rescue with lifesaving guidelines when things go wrong
Food security in the sub-Saharan African region improved this year because of greater food availability and income growth‚ the DuPont global food security index shows.
More than 35 countries across Africa are represented at this year's National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing Workshop, entitled 'Empowering Communities: The Heart of Malaria Control'. Convened by Novartis, this workshop brings together national and international malaria leaders to discuss key topics and challenges.