Sustained Efforts Will Make Africa Better Prepared to Fight the Next Pandemic - Dr. John Nkengasong at the 2022 AFGML
The University of Ghana has held the 40th Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial Lecture (AFGML) series on March 18, 2022 at the Great Hall. Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention delivered the lecture on the theme “Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic: Africa at a Crossroad?”
Palaeontologists at Wits are set to benefit from a R10 million bequest, which will give them x-ray vision to “see” into solid rock, without destroying the fossil or the sedimentary material in which it is embedded.
The R10 million will be used to renew the University’s Micro CT scanner, which enables scientists to scan a fossil-bearing rock sample using 3D imaging to examine a fossil without having to painstakingly physically remove the fossil from the rock.
African leaders have joined a worldwide thrust for a “green recovery” from the COVID-19 setback and the climate crisis. As the African Union’s Green Recovery Action Plan puts it, this essentially means investing in the sustainable use of resources. A joint statement endorsed by 54 African leaders emphasises the continent’s need to develop “based on a deep understanding of climate risks
A global research team which includes Shahida Moosa, Associate Professor of Medical Genetics in the Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics at Stellenbosch University, has come up with a new tool that can help clinicians and researchers diagnose a rare disease far more quickly than in the past, based on an AI-driven analysis of facial features.