News News about science & technology in the developing world, including agriculture, environment, health, governance, enterprise and communication. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT en TB ‘can be eradicated’ with funding push Research funding must be quadrupled to tackle killer disease, say health experts marking World TB Day. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT Mosquito-killing drug ‘reduced malaria in children’ Mass administration of ivermectin reduced episodes of malaria in under-fives by 20 per cent in a trial in Burkina Faso. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:53:09 GMT Environmental degradation threat to health, says UN The effects of urbanisation and population growth could lead to millions of premature deaths, report warns. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:40:02 GMT Brazilian city’s pollution spreads to untouched Amazon rainforest Pollution from Manaus is increasing the concentration of harmful particles over pristine forest areas, study finds. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT Mobile app identifies approved medicines, drugstores A new mobile phone application is helping Kenyans identify approved medicines and drugstores. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:00:30 GMT Vaccine cuts child pneumonia cases by a quarter New cases of the disease in one Kenyan county are down by 27 per cent following immunisation programme, study shows. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:46:31 GMT Venezuela: science ‘brain drain’ threatens future of research Study shows high percentage of Venezuelan migrants are scientists. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:58:12 GMT Citizen science helps farmers adapt to climate change Farmers and scientists team up to learn which seeds will thrive in different climates. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:04:50 GMT AIDS success ‘unworkable’ for vast majority Presented this week by London researchers, the method that has been proven on a patient is far too complex and expensive. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:57:03 GMT Mass drug administration against malaria seen effective Researchers reduce falciparum malaria prevalence with mass administration of a drug combination. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 15:58:54 GMT Philippines battles spike in measles cases Philippine authorities blame the deadly surge on a dengue controversy that lowered public trust in immunisation. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:30:00 GMT SESAME gets science diplomacy award, goes solar International recognition is followed by launch of plant to fully power the laboratory with renewable energy. Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:06:11 GMT Billions at risk from heat stress at home Meeting the ‘cooling gap’ in developing countries could raise global residential energy demands by 14 per cent. Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Sensors take the manual work out of forest monitoring Remote monitoring system rolled out in Brazil collects real-time data on forest growth. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:43:00 GMT SDGs ‘failing to create transformational change’ They are often applied to work that was already being done, AAAS hears. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:30:00 GMT China opens path to disease via Belt and Road trade route Malaria and neglected tropical diseases are expected to re-emerge as a result of the ambitious trade initiative. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:31:02 GMT Venezuela goes back 20 years in child mortality New estimates highlight a crumbling health sector and need for up-to-date information. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:14:17 GMT Zanzibar cuts new malaria cases by 94 per cent Making tools available for free was a key to success and boosts elimination plans in a high-transmission area. Sat, 09 Feb 2019 01:00:00 GMT No silver bullet for arsenic in groundwater A review of 31 technologies finds no single method that will work in all areas where water is contaminated. Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:15:49 GMT West Nile Virus spotted in Pakistan Researchers who detected the brain-damaging virus in donor blood samples call for surveillance. Tue, 05 Feb 2019 16:44:53 GMT