Sub-Saharan Africa News, analysis, multimedia and other resources about science and technology in Sub-Saharan Africa, including agriculture, environment, health, governance, enterprise, communication, and more. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT en Speed up seed policies harmonisation Harmonisation of seed policies in Africa should be accelerated to help transform agriculture. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Why end products of research findings matter Researchers could benefit from disseminating their findings to key audiences beyond journals, writes Esther Ngumbi. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Devastating pest threatens Africa’s citrus industry Urgent efforts are needed to control a notorious citrus pest which has been detected in Kenya and Tanzania. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Q/A: Transforming agriculture with tech scale-up To transform African agriculture, technologies should be scaled up, and friendly policies need to be implemented. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Innovative data spurs healthcare delivery in Africa Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal and Tanzania are using innovative data to improve primary healthcare, says a report. Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Snakebite envenoming: facts and figures Snakebite envenoming is a hidden health crisis. SciDev.Net examines responsible factors. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:40:38 GMT The scourge of snakebite Centuries-old treatments are in dire need of an update Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:37:59 GMT Hi-tech antidotes for snakebite Nanoparticles, enzyme inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies are the future of snakebite treatment. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:36:12 GMT Race against time to treat hump-nosed pit viper bites The hump-nosed pit viper’s venom is a driver of therapeutic research, but no antivenom has yet been found. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:36:03 GMT A matrix against snakebites Antivenom research can succeed if countries pool resources, talent and knowledge in a global matrix. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:35:50 GMT Poverty amplifies Africa’s snakebite problem African antivenom markets are not profitable, leaving many of its poorest regions without access to treatment. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:35:42 GMT Q&A: Safer snakebite antivenom through biotech Biotechnology promises next-generation snakebite antivenoms that are safer than those derived from horses. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:35:09 GMT Africa cuts new cases of top maize disease Interventions such as resistant maize varieties have led to success against maize lethal necrosis in Africa. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 01:01:00 GMT UNAIDS leader to resign next year after review voices “no confidence” Scathing report urges leadership change at AIDS agency, following claims of bullying and harassment. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:33:19 GMT Smallholders’ global food production underestimated Smallholder farms make up 40 per cent of global agricultural area, almost twice previous estimates, says a study. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: Women scientists should seize chances to shine Quarraisha Abdool Karim admonishes young women scientists to seize opportunities such as mentorship to shine. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Country-owned strategies launched to fight malaria Because of the stalled progress in malaria control in 2016 and 2017, the WHO has launched country-led strategies. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: Reliable, local climate data urgently needed Reliable, high quality and local climate data for aiding resilience should get urgent attention in East Africa. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Lab-grown meat could cut greenhouse gas emissions To tackle rising food insecurity, climate-smart strategies such as eating low-carbon food sources are needed. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Little progress made against meningitis over 25 years Over the past 25 years, there was little progress against meningitis unlike measles and tetanus. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT