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Article ID: 721089

Overshadowed

Harvard Medical School

Barely half of authors of more than 7,000 research papers on health in sub-Saharan Africa come from the country studied in the paper. More than two-thirds of these studies include authors from the U.S., Canada, Europe or a different African country. Overall, about half of first authors were from the country studied. In papers that included co-authors from top U.S. universities, fewer than one in four first authors were from the country studied.

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21-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Ghana’s President Speaks at Rutgers About Africa’s Movement from Poverty to Prosperity

Article ID: 719522

Ghana’s President Speaks at Rutgers About Africa’s Movement from Poverty to Prosperity

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Although there is work to be done to address systemic social issues, it is time to focus on positive stories and celebrate Africans who have overcome great adversity, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana said during the 2019 Chinua Achebe Leadership Forum at Rutgers.

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24-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: International Collaboration to Improve Cancer Care in Sub-Saharan Africa Announces Management of Most Adult Cancers Covered by NCCN Harmonized Guidelines
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    28-Aug-2019 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718110

International Collaboration to Improve Cancer Care in Sub-Saharan Africa Announces Management of Most Adult Cancers Covered by NCCN Harmonized Guidelines

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

A collaborative project from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), the African Cancer Coalition (ACC), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and others to improve cancer outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa enters a new phase in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today.

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27-Aug-2019 3:45 PM EDT
Newswise: Dwindling Forest Elephant Populations in the Congo Basin Could Reduce Forest Carbon Stocks and Impact Climate
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    15-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715504

Dwindling Forest Elephant Populations in the Congo Basin Could Reduce Forest Carbon Stocks and Impact Climate

Northern Arizona University

Like most megaherbivores, this species can have important effects on ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles. Yet, the influence of elephants on the structure, productivity and carbon stocks in Africa’s rainforests has been largely unknown; until now.

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9-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715592

Mosquito Surveillance Uncovers New Information About Malaria Transmission in Madagascar

Case Western Reserve University

Riley Tedrow, PhD, a medical entomologist at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has uncovered new findings about malaria transmission in Madagascar. In a recent study published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, he also describes real-world application of an effective mosquito surveillance strategy using low cost traps and a recently reported tool that simultaneously tests each mosquito for its species, what it fed on, and the presence of malaria parasites.

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11-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Study: Longer Summer Dry Season Observed in Congo Rainforest
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    1-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715139

Study: Longer Summer Dry Season Observed in Congo Rainforest

University at Albany, State University of New York

A recently documented long-term drying trend over the Congo Basin could have important implications on the future of the world’s second largest rainforest, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change.

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28-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: New Transmission Model for Ebola Predicted Latest Uganda Cases

Article ID: 714872

New Transmission Model for Ebola Predicted Latest Uganda Cases

Kansas State University

A new risk assessment model for the transmission of Ebola accurately predicted its spread into the Republic of Uganda, according to the Kansas State University researchers who developed it. They published "Risk assessment of Ebola virus disease spreading in Uganda using a multilayer temporal network" in bioRxiv before the Uganda cases.

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25-Jun-2019 8:50 AM EDT
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    7-Jun-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 713674

UPDATED EMBARGO: How much would you pay to eliminate child labor from your cocoa?

PLOS

An increase in cocoa price by 2.8 percent could potentially eliminate the very worst forms of child labor from cocoa production in Ghana, according to a new economic model described in a study published June 5

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7-Jun-2019 8:55 AM EDT

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Article ID: 713188

Progress in Family Planning in Africa Accelerating

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that women in eight sub-Saharan African countries are gaining access to and using modern contraception at a faster rate than previously projected.

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20-May-2019 1:50 PM EDT

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