Ismaili fund scientific projects in Mozambique, 7 more African countries with EUR 4.6 million — Club of Mozambique com

Eight African countries, including Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe, will receive funding for 16 scientific research and technological development projects over a three-year period. The total investment amounts to EUR 4.6 million. The projects, aimed at encouraging and strengthening scientific, technical, human and social skills and capacities in Africa,…

Newton-Utafiti Fund: New grant set to widen impact of University’s health research | Links in science and innovation between the UK and Kenya

AKU’s Faculty of Health Sciences in East Africa has won a grant from the Newton-Utafiti Fund, a collaborative partnership to strengthen links in science and innovation between the UK and Kenya, to conduct a health research workshop that will bring together researchers from the two countries. Prof. William Macharia, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Health…

Kenya: The Aga Khan University launches Mombasa Research Office to boost education, health | AKU has a mandate to teach, train and offer healthcare services through research findings

Mombasa, Kenya, 15 March 2017 – The Aga Khan University (AKU) has launched a research office in Mombasa to improve health and education in the coastal region, working closely with local government to define priority areas of focus. The research office will help address many health-related challenges that have led to high morbidity and mortality…

Kenya:Cabinet Secretary suggests new approaches to University funding — Coast week com|University to construct a modern multi-storey tower on Peponi Road Nairobi

NAIROBI — Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Education Hon. Dr. Fred Okengo Matiang’I who was Chief Guest delivers his speech at Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony in Nairobi. NAIROBI — The Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Education has challenged universities in Kenya to become research universities and to increase their funding by selling…

Aga Khan University breaks ground for new Research and Training Centre in Matiari

January 30, 2015 ​The ground-breaking ceremony for the Aga Khan University’s Matiari Research and Training Centre took place today. The construction of the state-of-the-art one-storey building will enable the University to expand its research on mother and child issues in support of national health policy and to strengthen the capacity of local, on-the-ground health care…

Lok Virsa explores culture of Gilgit-Baltistan — Dawn com Pakistan

Local musicians playing their instruments. The other picture is of a traditional house in Gilgit-Baltistan. ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) carried out an extensive research fieldwork in Gilgit-Baltistan to document and promote its indigenous folk culture and craft heritage. (…) The team undertook the assignment between June 19 and…

Building Better Bananas — By Bill Gates on The Gates Note com regarding initiatives and research on this crop which is essential diet for Uganda and other African country’s population

Banana Consumption in Uganda Bananas are the primary staple crop in Uganda with per capita consumption approaching 250kg per person/year. An average Ugandan consumes about five times his or her weight in bananas each year. The staple banana varietals in Uganda are low in essential multi-nutrients, particularly pro-vitamin A and iron. As a result, Ugandan…

Universities undertake research to address health-related issues — Daily Times com Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani universities have joined hands with leading American and British universities to undertake joint research projects for the effective use of natural sources to resolve health issues all over the country. According to the Higher Education Commission (HEC), these projects have greatly helped in treatment and control of serious diseases including caner, tuberculosis, hereditary…