Posted in Environment General Research

Africa’s roads are badly built, and there aren’t enough.

Rift Valley Road in Ethiopia. Shutterstock Nathanial Matthews, King’s College London and Frank van Steenbergen, Utrecht University One of the fastest growing economies in Africa,…

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More girls die under age five in countries with high gender inequality

Valentina Gallo, Queen Mary University of London The number of children and infants dying before they reach the age of five is startling. While child…

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#PinkDrive CEO Noelene Kotschan is one of Africa’s most influential women

Noelene Kotschan, CEO and founder of PinkDrive has been recognised as one of Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government. Kotschan was recognised during…

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Posted in General Healthcare News Hospital Care

#DIY medical tests: why some are safer than others

False positive results have raised questions about home pregnancy tests. flickr/Rebecca Glenda Mary Davison, Cape Peninsula University of Technology Recent media reports revealed that digital home…

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Posted in Education General Research

How #Nigerian women are using WhatsApp to chat, learn and earn

Messaging services like WhatsApp open many doors for Nigerian women. i_am_zews/Shutterstock Salihu Ibrahim Dasuki, Sheffield Hallam University and Naima Hafiz Abubakar, Bayero University, Kano Mobile phones…

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Posted in Education General

Women in positions of power could mark a turning point for Ethiopia’s girls

Having women in power may keep Ethiopia’s girls in school. Jazzmany/Shutterstock Sosina Bezu, Chr. Michelsen Institute Within the last month Ethiopia has downsized its cabinet, named…

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Girls in West Africa offered into sexual slavery as ‘wives of gods’

In certain communities in Benin, Togo and Ghana, young virgin girls are sent to atone for their family’s wrongdoing. Linda De Volder/Flickr Wisdom Mensah, University of…

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The African youth boom: what’s worrying Bill Gates

The philanthropist warns that stability in Africa makes a huge difference to the world, and that investing in the health and education of its young…

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Posted in Doctors General Healthcare News Hospital Care

Child #malaria deaths dramatically cut by suppository drug, shows Zambia study

Internally administered medicine allows crucial window of time for children in remote areas to reach healthcare facilities A suppository form of a malaria-fighting drug could…

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Air #pollution is the ‘new tobacco’, warns #WHO head

Exclusive: Simple act of breathing is killing 7 million people a year and harming billions more, but ‘a smog of complacency pervades the planet’, says…

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