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Fewer crops are feeding more people worldwide - and that's not good

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

By Karl Zimmerer 1 Dec 2017

Meet Africa's startup stars

Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique

20 Nov 2017

Efforts to tackle AMR on farms and in food systems gaining momentum

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

20 Nov 2017

Seven African countries show how the battle against malnutrition can be won

A number of African countries are taking bold action to tackle malnutrition Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Togo

By Sheryl L Hendriks, Katrin Glatzel, Ousmane Badiane 27 Oct 2017

Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report

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

24 Oct 2017

Africa's top innovators announced

Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000

31 Jul 2017

Cipla collaborates with American Cancer Society to increase access to cancer treatment in Africa

Cipla has announced a groundbreaking market access agreement with the American Cancer Society, the Clinton Health Access Imitative and the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer

Issued by Cipla 7 Jul 2017

Collaboration increases cancer treatment accessibility

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

3 Jul 2017

Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

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

By Sthembile Shabangu 22 Jun 2017

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors

19 Jun 2017

WHO appoints its first African director general

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)

24 May 2017

US-funded public health training centre opens in Ethiopia

The first national public health training centre, constructed by the United States CDC, was handed over to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute recently.

29 Mar 2017

Specialist training is the first step in fighting cancer in Africa

Did you know that the number of practising oncologists barely hits double digits in most African nations? ..

By Rasha Kelej 3 Nov 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead

16 Sep 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

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

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

Ethiopia aims to quell HIV/Aids in five years

Ethiopia plans to prevent more than half a million Aids-related deaths, as well as up to 80,000 new HIV infections by 2020

5 Jul 2016

How mobile phones are making childbirth safer in Ethiopia

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

12 Nov 2015

Africa's food security improves

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.

7 Aug 2013

Novartis Malaria Initiative to tackle malaria in Africa

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.

27 Jun 2012

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