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  • The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO honor five exceptional female scientists and 15 young scientists with the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards

    Women continue to be under-represented in public and professional life particularly in science where the glass ceiling is still a reality. Today only 28% of scientists are women of which only 3% have been awarded Nobel Prizes for Science since… Read More ›

  • Bill Gates urges the Nigerian Government to invest more in health, education

    The Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, implored the Nigeria Government during Nigeria Human Capital Event held in Abuja, Nigeria, to urgently invest in human capital, noting that “the country has unmatched economic potential”. He said growth will… Read More ›

  • Lake Chad Basin: Areas reclaimed from Boko Haram must be stabilized, Security Council told

    It is critical to shore up areas of Africa’s Lake Chad Basin freed from the grip of Boko Haram, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General told the Security Council on Thursday, as she also called for efforts to rebuild the lives of women and girls… Read More ›

  • NIH Scientists Say Advanced Vaccines Could Limit Future Outbreaks

    Novel vaccine technologies are critical to improving the public health response to infectious disease threats that continually emerge and re-emerge, according to scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health…. Read More ›

  • A new World Bank report projects climate change could cause over 85 million “internal climate migrants” in Sub-Saharan Africa,

    A new World Bank report has found that by 2050 the worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders. According to the Groundswell… Read More ›

  • World Water Day: Greenpeace demands more commitment to defend South African people’s right to water

    The spotlight on water is at the heart of all conversations in South Africa with questions mainly being raised around sustainable water management, government’s role in the securing access of clean water for all citizens This year, South Africa will… Read More ›