COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy threatens to derail war against pandemic in Africa

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By Joseph Maina Vaccine hesitancy in many parts of Africa has emerged as a potent threat to efforts to mitigate COVID-19 and could considerably counteract...

Expert Opinion on Cassava Improvement in Africa through Genome Editing

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Dr. Ihuoma Okwuonu,Plant Biotechnologist and Chief Research Scientist at the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) in Umudike, Nigeria said: "We are using genome editing...

Expert Reaction to Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change in Africa

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Prof Shem Wandiga,Former Director of the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, said: “In Africa continent, adaption is the only thing we can do. And...

Embargo: 20.30 PM[NAIROBI time] Wednesday 24th March 2021

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PRESS RELEASE The Lancet: First continent-wide analysis confirms Africa’s second COVID-19 wave was more severe than its first **Country-level data available in the article** Almost 3 million COVID-19...

EXPERT COMMENT ON COVID-19 VACCINE AND MYTHS

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Prof. Phelix Majiwa,Virologist and Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria, South Africa,said: “I am very familiar with majority of the vaccines...

NTDs: Achievements amid Challenges, Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic

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There are over one billion people affected by Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) worldwide. Approximately 500 million of those who are affected are children, while...

Eastern Africa: Control, Monitoring Key in Combating Locust Invasion

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As the Greater Horn of Africa faces its worst desert invasion in over 25 years, the situation remains alarming particularly in Ethiopia, Kenya and...

Kenyan expert calls for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine in Africa

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NAIROBI, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- A Kenyan immunization expert on Friday urged African governments to take tangible actions to ensure the continent has equitable...

Kenya Launches First Ever Science Media Centre

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Nairobi, Kenya:  Kenya has launched the first-ever Africa Science Media Centre (AfriSMC) to help serve Scientists, Media stakeholders, and Journalists across Africa. Based in Nairobi...

African immunization experts call for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

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Immunization experts in Africa are urging the international community and African countries to take concrete actions to ensure the continent has equitable access to...