AAS Open Research

Genomics is the key to understanding tuberculosis in Africa

Kidist Bobosha is a Microbiologist and Principal Investigator for the Tuberculosis Genetics Network in Africa (TBGENAfrica) project under the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3 Africa) programme. In this blog post, Kidist talks about her research with TBGENAfrica, understanding the impact of tuberculosis pathogenesis and pathology, and getting one step closer to eliminating Tuberculosis (TB), one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases.


Do male and female farmers adopt different strategies to climate change?

Mavis Akuffobea-Essilfie is a Senior Research Scientist and a CIRCLE Fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (CSIR-STEPRI) in Ghana. Mavis used her grant funding to help her local community adapt to the impact of climate change in Ghana and in Africa. In this blog post, she explains the negative impact climate change has on farmers’ livelihoods and its impact on men and women.


Education is a vaccine that can improve the health of adolescents

Adesola Oluwafunmilola Olumide is a Senior Medical Research Fellow and Consultant Physician at the Institute of Child Health, University of Ibadan and University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. In this blog, Adesola discusses how secondary school enrolment can be protective against adolescent engagement in health-risk behaviours such as cigarette smoking and unsafe sexual practices.