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Scientists are breeding super-nutritious crops to help solve global hunger

Micronutrient deficiencies, also known as hidden hunger, occurs when there is a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in a person's diet. Supplementation and food fortification has long been used around the world to alleviate micronutrient deficiencies...

By Heather Ohly, Nicola Lowe 13 hours ago

Study: African surgical patients twice as likely to die

At 2%, Africa's post-operative mortality rate is twice the global average...

5 Jan 2018

Tanzania streaks ahead on vaccine programme

TANZANIA has set a world record in national immunisation coverage, thanks to the government-backed national immunisation and vaccine programme currently under implementation...

12 Dec 2017

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

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

Service delivery starts with data. See who's been missing from the spreadsheets

Tanzania's most recent national census tells us that about one in 16 people has a disability in the Ruvuma region. But what if the true number was closer to one in five?..

By Dominic Haslam 1 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

HST lands ground-breaking Tanzanian contract

Health Systems Technologies, a subsidiary of African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited, has secured a contract with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health to implement Laboratory Information Management Systems...

18 Aug 2015

Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience

What do the realms of TV, medical issues and Africa have in common? The Med in Africa show says Alex Jakana, Executive Producer, Editorial Partnerships for BBC Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2015

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

Packaging in SA is always changing shape

If there is one industry where everything is in flux and companies have to re-jig their shapes and formats all the time, it is SA's packaging manufacturers. Apart from constantly changing industry conditions, not least from encroaching rivals, each firm has specific obstacles to get over.

By Mark Allix 2 Jun 2014

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