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Book Summary: The next generation of Scientists in Africa

Book Summary: The next generation of Scientists in Africa

Dr. Musa Mulongo

In order to understand science and technology research and scholarship in Africa and our role in it, we have to make an attempt to understand the larger picture and identify what ails this sector in Africa.

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Why Africa Needs to Invest in Health Research

Why Africa Needs to Invest in Health Research

Dr. Alphonsus Neba and Prof. Gordon Awandare

Ten years ago, Dr Lily Paemka left Ghana for the US to pursue her PhD studies and stayed. Her talent and skills could have been lost to Ghana forever had the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) not been established. With support from the World Bank’s African Centres of Excellence project and now the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS) Africa scheme, WACCBIP has set up world class research infrastructure that allows Paemka to conduct the quality research she aspires for to be recognised and established in her field. So she has relocated back home to research on a type of breast cancer that is the most aggressive among Ghanaian women.

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