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This video highlights the DELTAS Africa Scientific Conference 2019, which brought together DELTAS scholars, trainees and practitioners from diverse disciplines who are involved in carrying out research and other collaborative activities in all the thematic areas of the DELTAS Africa programme.
DELTAS Afica Scientific Conference 2019 increasing visibility

In this blog, Alphonsus Neba, The African Academy of Sciences’ Deputy Programmes Director- Science Support and System, talks about the meeting and the new DELTAS Gateway on AAS Open Research
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DELTAS Africa Gateway

For the first time, meeting abstracts from the 2019 DELTAS Africa Scientific Conference will be made available open access via the DELTAS Africa Gateway on AAS Open Research. This will allow dissemination of findings beyond those attending, increasing visibility and encouraging engagement. All Abstracts will be assigned a DOI upon publication, allowing them to be cited and tracked. 
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Groundwork for an affordable test for HIV drug resistance

A scientist in Botswana has developed a low-cost HIV drug resistance assay (70% lower cost - from $100-$200 to $40-$70), that could substantially reduce the cost of HIV drug resistance surveillance in Africa.
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Fellow feted for identifying risk factors that compromise adolescent survival

Adolescents are predominantly affected by infectious disease (including but not limited to HIV and AIDS) but also there is a prevalence of non-communicable diseases, which seems to be increasing.
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Contributing to improving the quality of life for people with HIV

HIV can affect the brain and result in cognitive problems commonly referred to as HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) in approximately 50% of people living with HIV.
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HIV in ageing

HIV-associated inflammation persists despite using ARVs and increases the incidence of diseases of aging at an earlier age.
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Improving understanding of malaria transmission blockers and laying the ground work for vaccines

To fight malaria efficiently, it is urgent to identify new drugs and/or vaccines that will block the transmission of the Plasmodium parasite to its host.
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Ivorian scientist contributes to WHO protocol for eliminating rabies

Scientists in Côte d’Ivoire contributed to the adoption of a new World Health Organization cost-effective protocol for eliminating rabies that reduces the number of shots a patient has to take by half.
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Kenya's first in tracing enteropathogens

For the first time, the full picture of enteropathogens, organisms that cause disease of the intestinal tract, in circulation in coastal Kenya is being painted using modern quantitative molecular techniques.
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Modified test for heart conditions

Scientists in Uganda have modified an international test for diagnosing acute rheumatic fever, a heart disease to enable primary health care workers to diagnose this condition in settings where there are no doctors or heart specialists.
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Researchers discover new technique for culturing malaria parasites

Researchers at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens discovered a simple and cheap technique for culturing the malaria parasite.
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Study to aid in the early detection and treatment of cancer

A Sudanese scientist, Mohanad Mohamed, has used next generation gene expression data to aid in early detection and classification of cancer outcomes in South Africa.
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Early detection, ARV treatment offers hope for HIV cure

Researchers are investigating whether ARVs treatment started within days of exposure to HIV could rid the body of the virus. Written by John Muchangi and Magdaline Saya from The Star.

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Time to bring Africa's health solutions home

In pockets of excellence and with resounding success, African researchers are illustrating that the continent has the capacity to address its own health challenges, given a conducive environment and sufficient investment. From SABC.

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DELTAS Conference showcases novel works of African scientists

DELTAS Conference showcases novel works of African scientists. Written by Adaku Onyenucheya from The Guardian.

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Pr Bassirou Bonfoh: »Il faut une collaboration de différents secteurs

Après avoir participé du 15 au 18 juillet 2019, à Dakar au Sénégal, à la 4e Réunion annuelle de DELTAS Africa le directeur d’Afrique One-ASPIRE basée à Abidjan en Côte d’Ivoire revient sur les progrès et les défis de la recherche sur la santé globale en Afrique.

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Presentations from the DELTAS Africa Scientific Conference

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Highlights of the DELTAS Africa Scientific Conference 2019

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