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Five scientific and technological innovations enhancing health in Africa

With a population of over 1.2 billion people, Africa accounts for 25% of the global disease burden. Bearing just 2% of the world’s doctors, its healthcare infrastructure also faces a number of challenges. The role of science and technology is fundamental in addressing these, and as such, a great number of exciting innovations are providing… Read More

10 fascinating facts about public health in Africa

Africa faces the world’s most dramatic healthcare crisis: although the continent bears one quarter of the global disease burden, it has just 2% of the world’s doctors. What’s more, the continent faces many complex challenges, from tackling life-threatening infectious diseases to confronting the rise of non-communicable diseases. However, there are a great number of opportunities… Read More

The Future of Renewable Energy in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Over two-thirds of Africa’s vast population, an estimated 600 million people, currently have no access to energy. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the average electricity grid access rate is a mere 20%. Furthermore, just seven of the continent’s countries have electricity rates that exceed 50%. Access to electricity is critical for development; it is vital in powering… Read More

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