30Jan 2017

SANTHE's Thumbi Ndung'u wins $2.8 million Gilead grant

Thumbi Ndung'u, SANTHE Programme Director, has been awarded a $2,842,000 USD grant by Gilead Sciences for a project entitled “The FRESH study: Females Rising through Education, Support and Health (FRESH) Acute HIV Infection Cohort”. Read More

27Jan 2017

Elizabeth Marincola appointed Senior Advisor for Communications & Advocacy

Nairobi, Kenya, 27 January 2017 The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Marincola, a prominent science advocate and publisher, as its Senior Advisor for Communications and Advocacy, effective 3 January 2017. Marincola served as the Chief Executive Officer of the US-based PLOS...

20Jan 2017

Precision Public Health report

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...

06Dec 2016

AAS/AMU Symposium on Current Research Trends in Mathematical Sciences

The International Symposium and Pre-Symposium on "Current Research Trends in Mathematical Sciences and Applications" organised by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Africam mathematical Union (AMU) were hosted by ECOWAS and NMC-UNESCO Chair on Mathematics in Abuja from 3rd - 20th May 2016. The Symposium closed with various...

01Dec 2016

Donation US$400,000 from Kevin Marsh, winner of the Al-Sumait Prize

AAS receives a donation US$400,000 from Kevin Marsh, winner of the Al-Sumait Prize 2016 Nairobi, Kenya, 2 December 2016 – Globally renowned Kenyan based scientist, Prof Kevin Marsh, who recently won the Al-Sumait Prize has announced that he is donating the prize money of US$1 million to support African...