April 20, 2020

Do African herbal medicines hold hope for COVID-19?

by Devina Lobine* The world is in search of vaccines to halt COVID-19. About 42 companies and academic institutions are working to find a vaccine for COVID-19, and at least four of them (Moderna/NIAID, CanSino Biological Inc./Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, University of Oxford and Inovio Pharmaceuticals) already have candidates that have showed promising results in […]

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April 6, 2020

5 minutes sur le Coronavirus et le rôle des start-ups africaines avec Mountaga Keita, CEO de Tulip Industries

Next Einstein Forum : Pourriez-vous nous expliquer les raisons qui vous ont incité à lancer le « kiosque Octopus» et en quoi consiste-t-il? Mountaga Keita: Suite aux décès de 3 personnes proches de moi pour  erreur de diagnostic, je me suis attelé à trouver une idée pour pallier aux manques dans ce domaine dans mon […]

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September 24, 2019

Third edition of Next Einstein Forum Africa Science Week begins in 39 countries

KIGALI, Rwanda, 23 September 2019 – The third edition of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Africa Science Week in 39 countries from October to December 2019 starts today in Cabo Verde. The NEF Africa Science Week is a weeklong event organized to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It is led by NEF Ambassadors […]

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January 25, 2018

Young Nigerian scientist Tolullah Oni shines at World Economic Forum 2018

NEF Fellow Dr Tolullah Oni at the global stage at this year’s World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, where she will be speaking about her work on public health to the forum’s theme: “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”, longside speakers like India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S.’s Donald Trump. As […]

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December 12, 2017

There’s more to evidence-based policies than data: why it matters for healthcare

The idea of “Health for All” was first put on the global agenda in 1978 at the International Conference on Primary Health Care at Alma Ata. It called for primary health care to be introduced as the first step to making sure that everyone has access to health care. The big question is: how can […]

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December 5, 2017

Hopes for HIV vaccine buoyed by start of second big trial

Scientists announced the launch of another large HIV vaccine efficacy study, fueling hopes for a protective shot against the virus that causes AIDS, despite past disappointments. The start of the new trial involving 2,600 women in southern Africa means that for the first time in more than a decade there are now two big HIV […]

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