Esther Nakkazi

Esther Nakkazi

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Freelance science journalist and blogger.

Gates Foundation will still fund COVID-19 vaccines despite South African variant

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has expressed disappointment at the news of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca which appears to provide no measurable effect on mild or moderate disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 variant.

Plans to provide internet access for all are lagging

Internet is a β€˜lifeline not a luxury’ in the COVID-19 era. Strong policies on broadband infrastructure and access are needed to drive down prices

Medical training school to be opened in Sudan's rebel-held territory in 2021

Dr. Tom Catena, the only surgeon for approximately 1,3 million people in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan announced the opening of a medical training school in the rebel-held territory during 2021.

Steady decline of COVID-19 cases across Africa

Starting 20 July to 20 September 2020, 77,147 new cases were reported, down from 131,647 recorded from 20 May to mid-July. Deaths attributed to COVID-19 have also remained low across Africa.

Selected schools in Uganda to showcase how to improve education using innovation

As part of World Education Week, Uganda's Wakadogo School will talk about a program that meaningfully engages families and the community to ensure children, especially girls, attend school and learn.

A new technique for eye imaging

A new innovative technology that is based on recent advances in MRI allows for taking many snapshots of an object that repeatedly moves, such as the beating heart or moving eye.

Africa needs to move away from its obsession with agricultural technological fixes

Experts advise that the bulk of Africa's agricultural funding should be devoted to agroecology. As opposed to an obsession with technological fixes that are damaging soils and livelihoods.