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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.
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.
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.
John H. Breen, political scientist and advisor, explains the humanitarian necessity of a multilateral response to COVID-19 and offers policy suggestions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here, Professors Sharadhuli Kimera and Gerald Misinzo from Sokoine University of Agriculture, focus on viral diseases of food security that affect livelihood.
Erratic 2019 weather patterns have created increased flooded populations, bringing the sinister risk of water-borne diseases.
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) discuss Open Data initiatives for women in agriculture.
The recent closure of three Protestant churches and a police assault at one church exemplify repression of this minority faith in Algeria, Human Rights Watch said.
In this exclusive interview with Prof Olufunmilayo Lesi, Regional Medical Officer for Viral Hepatitis from the World Health Organization (WHO) Office for the Africa Region, discusses tackling viral hepatitis in Africa.
Chiara Frazzoli and Alberto Mantovani from Istituto Superiore di Sanità share their insights into endocrine disruptors and non-communicable diseases in Africa, in collaboration with NOODLES Alliance Network.
In this interview, Jean-Marie Dangou from the WHO Regional Office for Africa discusses diabetes in the African region, including lack of access to treatment and ongoing action to solve this.
Researchers from SACIDS Foundation for One Health discuss the importance and implementation of event-based community surveillance using a One Health approaches in East and Southern Africa.
South African authorities are obstructing efforts to decriminalise sex work and end the HIV pandemic, Human Rights Watch and the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) said in a report.
Six prisoners in South Sudan should be unconditionally released after being unlawfully detained without trial since November 2018, say Human Rights Watch.
Since June 3rd, Sudan has been experiencing an almost-complete internet blackout with devastating effects on the lives of citizens, such as their ability to communicate and organise protests.
New HIV research conducted in 4 African countries found no significant difference in the risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods.