23Jan 2017

R10 million to support innovative health technologies in Africa

R10 million to support innovative health technologies in maternal and neonatal care across Africa 24 January 2017 | Cape Town  Prominent research and development agencies have formed an intra – African collaboration in an effort to fund, conduct and facilitate research projects that will effectively target the continent’s shared...

05Dec 2016

Precision Public Health in Africa

On 7 October 2016, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation held a roundtable on Precision Public Health in Africa. This session, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, brought together African researchers policy makers and funders...

30Nov 2016

Grant writing workshop held in Dakar, Senegal

Grand Challenges Africa in collaboration with Institut Pasteur held a grant writing workshop for researchers from francophone Africa in Dakar, Senegal from 21-23 November 2016. The event, organised in partnership with the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, the Institut Pasteur and the International Network of Pasteur Institutes, brought together 15 participants...

08Nov 2016

Study identifies causes of stunting in children

A study funded by the Canadian government through the Grand Challenges Canada initiative has identified the risk factors that are associated with child stunting in developing countries. Based on their findings, they prescribe fundamental changes in approaches to remedy stunting,which today largely focus on children, calling for greater emphasis on interventions...

24Feb 2016

Grand Challenges Africa Community Meeting

In February 2016, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) convened 300 of the most promising innovators in Africa, for the 2016 Grand Challenges Africa Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting, held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi and featuring 475 participants from 43 countries, helped...

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