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Unsuitable antivenoms are being sold in Africa, costing lives

Unsuitable antivenoms are being sold in Africa, costing lives Snakes

By Bianca op den Brouw, PhD Snakes bite more than 5 million people every year. Of these, around 1.8 million people are envenomated and over 94,000 are killed. These statistics suggest that snakebite is one of the most neglected tropical diseases. But getting accurate statistics is incredibly difficult. Many bites go unreported, with as few […]

African Innovation Foundation finalists announced

African Innovation Foundation finalists announced

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the top 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa. The winners will be announced in Accra, Ghana on 18th July 2017 and will see innovators from nine African countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda […]