Tag: research

Africa: WHO Issues New Guidance for Research on Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Fight Malaria and Other Vector-Borne Diseases

May 19, 2021
Geneva, 19 May – New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) sets essential standards to inform future research and development on genetically modified mosquitoes, particularly in addressing issues relating to ethics, safety, affordability and effectiveness. Malaria and other vector-borne diseases, including dengue and Zika, affect millions globally. More than 400 000 people a year

Africa: Policy Inconsistencies and Poor Research Slow Young Farmers in Africa

March 20, 2021
Bulawayo — It is not everyday that a young farmer registers success in his enterprise and vows this is what he will do for the rest of his life. Yet this is the story of Lihle Moyo, a 27-year-old farmer from Gwanda, about 160km south of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second-largest city. With little to no experience