PEI Spotlight Seminar: The Future of Agriculture in Africa

March 16, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 8 minutes Read Time

Agriculture is fundamental to development on the continent. It employs more than 65% of the continent’s populations and contributes 32% of Africa’s GDP. Yet the continent’s smallholder farmers, who comprise 80% of its agricultural labour forces, continue to face challenges from plant disease, unproductive soil, pests and droughts to gender disparities, unreliable markets, poor pricing… Read More

Rheumatic Heart Disease: From Molecules to the Global Community

January 9, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 1 minute Read Time

PEI trustee, the leading heart surgeon, Sir Magdi Yacoub, and Bongan Mayosi, Dean of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town will be co-hosting a high-level event on rheumatic heart disease from 14th-16th January in Cairo, Egypt. Held under the patronage of Egyptian President, H.E President Abdelfattah El Sisi, the event will examine the epidemiology… Read More