African countries need to prioritise investment and training in scientific research as a critical factor for economic growth and development, Professor Luke Mumba, Coordinator of NEPAD’s ASTII Initiative said earlier this week.
In a key milestone for scientific and health research in Africa, the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, endorsed the establishment of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) - a platform created by the AAS and the (NEPAD) Agency.
After the Southern and East African regions, West Africa will launch its Medicines Registration Harmonisation Project on February 2 to 5 in Accra Ghana, to ensure rapid access to safe and effective medicines of good quality.
The interventions taken by the NEPAD Agency in the fight against Ebola were a top priority at the NEPAD Steering Committee meeting yesterday. They are part of the African Union’s Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa (ASEOWA).