Category Archives: Research and Development

In wake of Ebola healthworker toll, challenge builds better personal protective equipment

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One of the most dangerous times for health workers during the 2014 – 2016 Ebola crisis in West Africa came when they took off the protective gear that covered them head to toe as they cared for patients. An intricate process of removing at least half a dozen overlapping layers of equipment, the “doffing” of […]

New initiative puts research funding for Africa into hands of Africans

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For decades, the research agenda in Africa has been set by funders from Western Europe and the United States, but a new initiative puts control of managing Africa-focused research programs into the hands of Africans. The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) aims to be the African hub for peer-reviewing and managing […]