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Article ID: 689652

New Funding Supports Cassava Development in Africa

Cornell University

Cassava is vital to the food security of millions of Africans who eat some form of the root crop daily. Although cassava breeders are making progress, they face significant challenges in developing disease-resistant varieties that also increase yield and respond to the needs of smallholder farmers and processors.

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15-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689618

Indiana University Historian Available to Speak About South Africa Leadership Transition

Indiana University

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15-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689089

Water Security Expert Available on Cape Town’s Water Crisis

Northwestern University

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6-Feb-2018 3:25 PM EST
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Global Team Wins $15 Million to Help End Preventable Newborn Deaths in Africa

Northwestern University

A multidisciplinary global team including two Northwestern University professors has won a $15 million grant to improve the survival of newborns in Africa.

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Researchers Borrow from AIDS Playbook to Tackle Rheumatic Heart Disease: Taking Services to the People

Case Western Reserve University

Billions of US taxpayer dollars have been invested in Africa over the past 15 years to improve care for millions suffering from the HIV/AIDS epidemic; yet health systems on the continent continue to struggle. What if the investments and lessons learned from HIV could be used to improve care for those with other serious chronic conditions? With this question in mind, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, along with investigators and clinicians based in Uganda, borrowed an HIV/AIDS innovation to seek inroads against rheumatic heart disease in sub-Saharan Africa.

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22-Jan-2018 2:55 PM EST
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Researchers Offer New Model for Uncovering True HIV Mortality Rates in Zambia

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A new study that seeks to ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches and, ultimately, more effective HIV treatment strategies.

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16-Jan-2018 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 687755

New Study Shows High Cost of Screening for, Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases in Kenya

RTI International

Non-communicable diseases — such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and diabetes — are responsible for more than 36 million deaths across the globe each year. 14 million of these constitute premature mortality, and 90 percent of these premature deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries.

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10-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
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MSU Uses $1.5M Mellon Foundation Grant to Build Massive Slave Trade Database

Michigan State University

Michigan State University, supported by nearly $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will create a unique online data hub that will change the way scholars and the public understand African slavery.

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9-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST
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American University Experts Available to Discuss Situation in Zimbabwe

American University

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16-Nov-2017 1:00 PM EST
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Political Reform Unlikely in Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

Cornell University

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16-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
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