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Released: 7-May-2020 6:30 PM EDT
Dearth of Medical Resources in Africa for COVID-19 Reminiscent of Early HIV/AIDS Pandemic
Georgetown University Medical Center

Global health scholars have issued a clarion call about the needless loss of life expected because of a foreseeable prospect of “slow and inadequate access to supplies” to control COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa. They say what is unfolding now is similar to when lifesaving diagnostics and treatments came to the region long after they were available elsewhere.

Newswise: Warwick Researchers to provide COVID-19 Intervention Modelling for East Africa (CIMEA)
Released: 20-Apr-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Warwick Researchers to provide COVID-19 Intervention Modelling for East Africa (CIMEA)
University of Warwick

The rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) across the world poses a threat to all, but particularly, countries with the weakest health syste

17-Apr-2020 8:25 AM EDT
Can sub-Saharan Africa achieve sustainable access to energy for all by 2030?
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

A new study shows that to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern electricity services by 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa, the pace of electrification must more than triple.

Released: 1-Apr-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Rutgers Expert Explores Impact of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Expert discusses the impact of COVID-19 in the African region and what can be done to help these countries fight the worldwide pandemic.

Newswise: A hunger fighter empowers farmers with NextGen Cassava
Released: 5-Mar-2020 2:40 PM EST
A hunger fighter empowers farmers with NextGen Cassava
Cornell University

Alfred Ozimati is breeding the latest in disease-resistant cassava that meets the needs of subsistence farmers, thanks to the NextGen Cassava project run by Cornell University.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 1:50 PM EST
How door-to-door canvassing slowed an epidemic
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Liberia was the epicenter of a high-profile Ebola outbreak in 2014-15, which led to more than 10,000 deaths in West Africa.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 10:00 AM EST
‘Dramas of desperation’: Book examines naked protest in Africa
Cornell University

In July 2002, hundreds of female protestors in Nigeria occupied properties owned by Chevron Texaco. By threatening to take off their clothes, the women convinced corporate authorities to negotiate with them for better resource management and for environmental justice.

Newswise: Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered
20-Feb-2020 11:50 AM EST
Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered
University of Utah

The study documented the earliest known interbreeding event between ancient human populations— a group known as the “super-archaics” in Eurasia interbred with a Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestor about 700,000 years ago. The event was between two populations more distantly related than any other recorded.

Newswise: Researchers Show How Ebola Virus Hijacks Host Lipids
12-Feb-2020 12:30 PM EST
Researchers Show How Ebola Virus Hijacks Host Lipids
Biophysical Society

Robert Stahelin studies some of the world’s deadliest viruses. Filoviruses, including Ebola virus and Marburg virus, cause viral hemorrhagic fever with high fatality rates. Stahelin, professor at Purdue University, examines how these viruses take advantage of human host cells.


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