SciDev.Net story on bed net misuse linked to arrests in Malawi’s Lake Kazuni
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Malaria poses a significant problem in Malawi. Research shows that insecticide-treated bed nets designed to prevent mosquitos spreading the disease are being misused for fishing. The malpractice not only puts people’s lives at risk but could also deter donors from financing the provision of free bed nets. SciDev.Net published a story investigating this situation. Following its publication, Vwaza...
TUESDAY 4. MAY 2021
Dietary tool aims to cut disease, climate change risks
New dietary tool enables consumers to select healthy food choices that do not harm the environment.
FRIDAY 30. APRIL 2021
Trade barriers ‘block global COVID-19 vaccine goals’
Vaccine manufacturing capacity in the global South must be ramped up to achieve worldwide herd immunity, urge industry leaders.
THURSDAY 29. APRIL 2021
WEDNESDAY 28. APRIL 2021
The TB ‘health crisis’ in Latin American jails
India’s health systems buckle under new COVID-19 wave
The tuberculosis health crisis in Latin America’s prisons requires urgent action, scientists warn.
Artemisinin resistance and malaria vaccines
For all its scientific prowess, India failed to anticipate the surge in COVID-19 cases as complacency set in.
What impact could artemisinin resistance have on Africa’s malaria burden?
TUESDAY 27. APRIL 2021
SciDev.Net article on threat to Ebo Forest helps save endangered and rare species
The tropical Ebo Forest in Southwest Cameroon is known for its unique ecosystem and for being a home to endangered and rare species. However, in early 2020, the Cameroon government approved the creation of logging concessions in the forest. SciDev.Net published a story about the threat posed by the concessions to the communities and wildlife of the forest. By August 2020, the concessions had been...
MONDAY 26. APRIL 2021
Malaria vaccine ‘first to meet WHO efficacy target’
Malaria vaccine delivered 77 per cent efficacy in a trial on children in Burkina Faso, scientists say.
THURSDAY 22. APRIL 2021
Press ‘censored’ as COVID-19 pushes events online
The 25 countries that could beat malaria by 2025
Online press events became the norm during the pandemic but have often led to censorship, writes Joel Adriano.
Health services must be maintained during COVID-19 pandemic for countries to reach elimination goals, WHO warns.
WEDNESDAY 21. APRIL 2021
Giving plastic waste a new life
How can Africa manage its growing piles of plastic waste?
MONDAY 19. APRIL 2021
Mideast refugees left behind in COVID-19 vaccine race
Equitable vaccine distribution efforts are struggling to bridge the gap in Middle East conflict zones, NGO warns.
FRIDAY 16. APRIL 2021
Delhi’s poor return to dirty fuel in COVID-19 lockdown
COVID-19 lockdowns forced Delhi’s urban poor to rely on wood and dung as cooking fuel.
THURSDAY 15. APRIL 2021
Climate change ‘has dented global agricultural productivity’
Warmer regions like Africa and Latin America are the hardest hit by climate change, according to research on agricultural productivity.
WEDNESDAY 14. APRIL 2021
Behind the wall: Africa’s prison health crisis
Overcrowding and appalling conditions in prisons create disease and hunger threats for Africa’s poorest, say advocates.
MONDAY 12. APRIL 2021
Chile and Uruguay, from model to emergency
COVID-19 surges in Chile and Uruguay show risks of relaxing control measures, even with vaccination in full swing.
FRIDAY 9. APRIL 2021
Tree planting feature tops SciDev.Net journalism awards
Tree planting, toxic food preservatives and learning robots – SciDev.Net announces award winners.
THURSDAY 8. APRIL 2021
COVID-19 ‘led to rise in stillbirths, maternal deaths’
Equitable access to safe maternity care must be a priority of the pandemic response, urge researchers.
WEDNESDAY 7. APRIL 2021
Family planning lags as myths persist
Demand is increasing for modern contraceptives as myths about how birth control affects men’s virility persist.
TUESDAY 6. APRIL 2021
COVID-19, lies and statistics: corruption and the pandemic
Hospital superbug traced to remote island beach
What can be done to prevent governments and heads of state from going rogue during disease outbreaks?
C. auris, a drug-resistant fungus that infests hospitals, may have emerged from the wild, says study.
THURSDAY 1. APRIL 2021
Global research partnerships ‘obliterated’ by UK aid cuts
Hundreds of research projects are left in turmoil following sweeping cuts to the UK’s overseas aid budget.