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. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:43:34 GMT en 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 10:43:34 GMT Act fast to curb deaths from C-section in Africa African policymakers need to urgently implement strategies to halt deaths resulting from C-section. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Study taps genes in sewage to track drug resistance Genes identified in sewage could aid the tracking of antimicrobial resistance in healthy human populations. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Protected areas in East Africa flourishing Only seven per cent of East Africa’s protected areas have been lost to agriculture, a study has found. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Why Africa’s environmental policies are ineffective Evaluating policy outcomes is key to having environmental effective policies in Africa, writes Gilbert Nakweya. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: Scientific African is showcasing R&D for impact Scientific African is showcasing African R&D and engaging policymakers to make impact, says its editor-in-chief. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Shorter, safe treatment of TB in people with HIV found New study shows that administering a drug against HIV with two TB drugs can safely treat TB in a shorter time. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Environmental degradation threat to health, UN says Environmental degradation will have serious consequences on human health, especially in the global south, UN report. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Body to oversee largest telescope project established South Africa joins six other nations to form a body to oversee the world’s largest radio telescope project. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Vaccine cuts new pneumonia cases in kids by a quarter A vaccine against pneumonia in kids has helped cut new cases of the disease in a Kenyan county by 27 per cent. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 04:00:00 GMT Mobile app identifies approved medicines, drugstores To fight fake medicines, a mobile app in Kenya is aiding the tracking of approved medicines and drugstores. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Drug resistance could make 28 million people poor With high level of drug resistance and no action, about 28 million people could fall into extreme poverty by 2050. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Act fast to halt the declining insect numbers Researchers, policymakers and donors should act fast to halt the diminishing insect numbers, writes Wei Zhang. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Africa sinking deeper into hunger New report that 20 per cent of Africa’s population are malnourished calls for political will from governments. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Alien tree threatening livelihoods mapped in Ethiopia Smallholders in Ethiopia’s Afar Region are under attack from a devastating alien tree, a modelling study says. Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Ghanaian hospitals not implementing infection policy Government-owned hospitals in Ghana are not adequately implementing infection prevention and control policy. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Developing countries need access to cool living spaces Study links meeting several sustainable development goals (SDGs) to affordable living space cooling. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:16:52 GMT Rapid drug-resistant TB tests needed to cut deaths Study calls for rapid tests of drug-resistant TB to aid correct treatment and cut deaths in high burden countries. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Food safety projects in Africa benefiting donor nations Donor-funded projects on food safety in Sub-Saharan Africa tend to focus on overseas markets, says a report. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Learners in poor schools not gaining from S&T projects Only 32 per cent of South African learners in schools located in poor townships understand science texts, study says. Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT