African countries are running programmes to discover, develop and deliver game-changing interventions in priority areas that will help most people lead better lives, sooner. Read this blog, as Nicki Tiffin, Nicola Mulder and Jennifer Mabuka, discuss the priority setting exercise for genomic medicine in Africa.
Innovators in Africa are yet to fulfil their potential, write Moses Alobo and Simon Ndoria, in this blog that was originally published as an article on Research Professional.
In this blog, Grace Mwaura, Fellows Manager at the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Namukolo Covic, Senior Research Coordinator at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) discuss the priority setting exercise for the food security and nutrition.
Dr Kiyuka uses virtual reality technology to engage and immerse secondary school students in science. In this blog, she discusses how a virtual tour of a laboratory, showing the researchers at work in different departments, could help students learn about science and increase their understanding of research. She hopes this will inspire young scholars to consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.
From strengthening research capacity to strengthening research systems, this blog post summarises some the key lessons learned.
In this blog, AAS Grand Challenges Africa members Dr Moses Alobo and Colette Adhiambo, detail the process for setting R&D priorities for maternal, neonatal and child health and why these are important for Africa.
Dr Sophie Uyoga, an IDeAL fellow, is working on the first comprehensive study on donor blood in Africa. Sophie explains why this is important and how it can improve how this limited resource is managed and shape better policies for blood transfusion in future.
In this blog, Zebib Yenus Nuru, fellow of the Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) programme, discusses her research project, which seeks to harness solar radiation to provide access to clean energy for the community.
Simon Ndoria, Programme Officer at Grand Challenges Africa (GC Africa), presents the Grand Challenges Innovation Network, a virtual network that launched today for African innovators and innovation support partners.
In this blog, Marthe Montcho, CR4D Grantee, shares information about how her research project will contribute to the development of adaptation strategies and best models that improve milk production and, in turn, improve the livelihoods of the women affected.