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Pan African Food Security and Food Safety Issues

Food Insecurity is a major issue in the recent pandemic for people in countries throughout Africa and most of the world.
public health surveillance

Africa: Strengthening public health surveillance systems

Several seasoned academic experts describe the move towards strengthening public health surveillance systems in Africa.
Suppressing the spread of COVID-19

Suppressing the spread of COVID-19 in the Africa Region

Open Access Government was privileged to speak with Dr Mary Stephen again, Public Health Expert at the World Health Organization African Region, about suppressing the spread of COVID-19, remaining vigilant and effectively tackling any resurgence.
cancer challenges

Cancer challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa

Zisis Kozlakidis, International Agency for Research on Cancer and Chite Asirwa, International Cancer Institute, walk us through the cancer challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa today.
living honey badger

A 5-million-year-old relative of the honey badger has been discovered

New research reports on the discovery of a 5-million-year-old relative of the living honey badger from West Coast of South Africa.
trees in the Sahara, west africa

AI reveals over 1.8 billion trees in the Sahara Desert

An international team have counted over 1.8 billion trees in the Sahara, in an area of West Africa 30 times larger than Denmark.
development in africa

Spurring economic development in Africa

Jonathan Miles, Editor of Open Access Government, charts the importance of economic development in Africa despite COVID-19.
PASET programme, technology

The RSIF-PASET Programme: Food security and agribusiness at SACIDS Foundation

Here, Professor Gerald Misinzo and Professor Mark Rweyemamu discuss the potential of the RSIF-PASET Programme.
Smart aid

The new development partnership: Smart aid for Africa

Jong-Dae Park, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in South Africa, discusses smart aid and sustainable development for Africa post COVID-19.
COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 outbreak in the African Region

Open Access Government was privileged to speak with Dr Mary Stephen, Public Health Expert at the World Health Organization African Region about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak since it was first reported in China back in December 2019.
Infectious diseases of humans and animals

Health research in Africa: Infectious diseases of humans and animals

Gerald Misinzo and Mark Rweyemamu from SACIDS Foundation for One Health provide a detailed look at one health research by the Africa centres of excellence for infectious diseases of humans and animals.
influenza virus in africa

The spread and expansion of the influenza virus in Africa

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group sheds light on the spread and expansion of several types of the influenza virus in Africa.
multilateral response to COVID, LMIC

Preventing a humanitarian crisis through a multilateral response to COVID-19

John H. Breen, political scientist and advisor, explains the humanitarian necessity of a multilateral response to COVID-19 and offers policy suggestions.
research and innovation in South Africa

A spotlight on science, research and innovation in South Africa

Open Access Government charts the priorities of the National Research Foundation when it comes to science, research and innovation in South Africa, at home and abroad.
End extreme poverty

Department for International Development: Leading work to end extreme poverty

Here, we delve into the work of the UK’s Department for International Development to end extreme poverty, as well as combatting climate change and conflict.
green agriculture, legumes

Biological nitrogen fixation in legumes: Green agriculture and increased food security in Africa

Felix Dapare Dakora from Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa, provides a fascinating insight into the world of biological nitrogen fixation in legumes, including the opportunities for green agriculture and increased food security in Africa.
infectious diseases in Africa

Assessment and surveillance to mitigate infectious diseases in Africa

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, gives a call to action when it comes to assessment and surveillance to mitigate the impact of infectious diseases in Africa.
viral diseases, food security

Viral diseases of food security and livelihood importance

Here, Professors Sharadhuli Kimera and Gerald Misinzo from Sokoine University of Agriculture, focus on viral diseases of food security that affect livelihood.
flooded populations, water borne disease

WHO sends help to flooded populations across Africa

Erratic 2019 weather patterns have created increased flooded populations, bringing the sinister risk of water-borne diseases.
women in agriculture, AWIEF

Open Data intitiatives empowering women in agriculture

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) discuss Open Data initiatives for women in agriculture.

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