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Senegal, European Commission partner in new factory deal

Senegal and the European Commission are in a partnership to build a vaccine manufacturing plant whose initial focus will be to produce the Covid-19 vaccine for Africa. By Pauline Kairu While this is not new —Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria have declared their intentions to establish

Vaccine Lessons From COVID Could Help Prevent Future Pandemics

Effective COVID-19 vaccines arrived in record time. That success story, years in the making, offers lessons that could help prevent future outbreaks, including pandemic influenza. COVID-19 vaccines were developed so fast, it seemed like a miracle to some. Although it typically takes five to ten

Rwanda records steep drop in malaria cases

A combination of more use of mosquito-treated nets and indoor residual spraying preventive interventions has seen Rwanda slash malaria cases by 71 per cent between 2016 and 2021. By Nasra Bishumba Indoor residual spraying is an exercise that involves spraying households with an aim to eliminate malaria-causing

DeepMind uses AI to tackle neglected deadly diseases

Artificial intelligence is to be used to tackle the most deadly parasitic diseases in the developing world, tech company DeepMind has announced. By Cristina Criddle The London-based Alphabet-owned lab will work with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDI) to treat Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis.