The invisible water crisis

World Bank The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality. Its impacts are wider, deeper, and more uncertain than previously thought and require urgent...

Is Nigeria ready to “find, stop, prevent” the next epidemic?

An evaluation suggests Nigeria is still “not ready” to find, stop and prevent epidemics. It calls for lawmakers to fund the country’s epidemic preparedness...

Adesina devotes World Food Prize to endow fight for food security

Akinwumi Adesina, 2017 recipient of the World Food Prize, has devoted monetary awards attached to his prize to endow a foundation to improve food...

Becoming malaria free by 2020

Source: WHO Much of 21st century medicine is still spent battling ancient diseases. Malaria is such an old disease that there are references to it...

Ghana’s Mante receives international award for research

Since 1998, the L’Oréal Foundation, in partnership with UNESCO, has worked to improve the representation of women in scientific careers, remaining strong in our...

2nd person cleared for HIV raises hope for cure

An HIV-positive positive patient in London has been cleared of the virus after getting a bone marrow transplant to treat lymphoma, raising hopes for...

Mara announces first African-made smartphone

African high-tech player Mara on Friday announced the production of their newest product the Maraphone – the first made-in-Africa, full-scale smartphone, soon to be...

$60m supercomputer to advance science, engineering research

America’s National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $60 million to fund the largest and most powerful supercomputer ever. The supercomputer to be called Frontera, will...

Carter praises Ghana elimination of trachoma

The Carter Centre has sent congratulations to Ghana, for being the first sub-Saharan African country to be validated by the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Nigeria hits top-5 in Fall Armyworm Tech Prize

Nesta, on behalf of Feed the Future, today announced that 228 applications were received, mostly from Africa, for the global Fall Armyworm Tech Prize. The...

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