The discovery of new drugs is vital to achieving the eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa and around the world. Now, researchers have identified traditional Ghanaian medicines which work in the lab against schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis, three diseases endemic to Ghana.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/15/happy-corals-climate-crisis-sanctuary-teeming-with-life-found-off-east-africaRare discovery of reef cooled by channels formed during creation of Kilimanjaro is ‘something to hope for’, say scientists Scientists have discovered a climate crisis refuge for coral reefs off the coast of Kenya and […]
https://phys.org/news/2021-01-two-thirds-earth-pace-climate.htmlThe world watched with a sense of dread in 2018 as Cape Town, South Africa, counted down the days until the city would run out of water. The region’s surface reservoirs were going dry amid […]
https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/01/solar-powered-battery-packs-offer-cheap-electricity-in-tanzania/In sub-Saharan Africa, over 500 million people live without electricity. For lighting, many of them use kerosene, a fossil fuel that contributes to global warming, emits toxic fumes, and can start dangerous fires. “So we […]