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Technology - Technology: Science & Technology in Africa: World Bank to Finance 19 Centers of Excellence - Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:38
Technology - Technology: Internet bridging the gender gap - Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:27
Health - Health: New Tuberculosis Drug Regimen Moves to Phase 3 Clinical Trial - Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:57
Health - Health: Kenya: New gadget to screen cervical cancer launched - Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:57
Technology - Technology: ICT pushing Nigerian economy high - Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:52
Health - Health: Swaziland to ‘cut’ 4 000 school boys - Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:29
Health - Health: Merck Pharma to Pilots a Diabetes SMS Campaign in Kenya, Uganda - Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:29
Technology - Technology: The Need for Biometric National ID Cards in Africa - Tuesday, 22 April 2014 07:46

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Science & Technology in Africa: World Bank to Finance 19 Centers of Excellence

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$150 million to finance 19 university-based Centers of Excellence in seven countries in West and Central Africa. These competitively selected centers will receive funding for advanced specialized studies in science, technology,…

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Internet bridging the gender gap

Integration of the internet in the information, communication technology has bridged the digital divide among gender the DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Executive Director Sophia Bekele said at the annual Girl's ICT day in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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New Tuberculosis Drug Regimen Moves to Phase 3 Clinical Trial

Based on positive results from earlier clinical studies, TB Alliance is advancing the first-ever drug regimen designed to treat both drug-sensitive and some forms of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) to a global Phase 3 clinical trial.  

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Kenya: New gadget to screen cervical cancer launched

Kenya’s ministry of health will spend KSh3.4 billion in the next 10 years to equip public health facilities with modern equipment to help fight rising cancer cases, Patrick Amoth, head of division of health said Wednesday in Nairobi.

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Devolved drug acquisition, distribution to distort Kenya’s war against malaria

Kenya’s efforts to fight off high burden of diseases could suffer a set back if plans by the Senate to allow each of the 47 Counties to import and distribute drugs outside the national supply’s agency. The Counties are a…

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ICT pushing Nigerian economy high

Information and Communications Technology, ICT added N6.97 trillion addition to the Nigerian economy in 2013, the Statistician-General Dr. Yemi Kale said recently. Nigerian economy is estimated at N80.22 trillion (USD 1billion).

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Swaziland to ‘cut’ 4 000 school boys

Over 4000 Swazi high school boys registered for voluntary medical male circumcision this April in a bid to reduce risks of catching HIV, thanks to massive campaigns by the country’s health sector players.

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Merck Pharma to Pilots a Diabetes SMS Campaign in Kenya, Uganda

Merck will pilot its first diabetes SMS initiative in Kenya and Uganda projecting to reach at least 100,000 people annually. This is part of Merck Capacity Advancement Program (CAP) launched recently.

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Study: deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half

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Written by Desiree Mbanganga Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:36

By 2050, deforestation could cause temperatures in the Congo Basin to increase by 0.7 °C. The increase would intensify warming caused by greenhouse gases by half, according to a study by researchers at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

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Diarrhea: Public or Private healthcare, the difference is life or death

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Written by Henry Neondo Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:15

Tens of thousands of African children's lives could be lost each year from diarrheal diseases that are effectively treatable with inexpensive oral rehydration salts depending on where they first seek treatment, researchers conclude in a report published online today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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Ugandan network to promote Biotechnology in war against Food insecurity

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Written by Micheal Kizza Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:04

In Uganda, food security presents a daunting challenge. As a result, more than 1/3 of Ugandan children suffer from stunting—failure to grow to the normal height for their age—despite 81 percent of Uganda’s population working in the agricultural sector. 

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