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).
The general consensus at the official opening of the pre deployment training of 170 Kenyan health workers on January 8, is that through solidarity, the continent will defeat the Ebola virus disease, that has so far claimed thousands of lives.