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Kenya creates online system to monitor rural sanitation

Kenya’s vision of ending open defecation has received a boost from an online tool that tracks rural sanitation.

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Placenta more vulnerable to Zika in early pregnancy

In the first trimester the placenta offers a biological environment that favours infection with the virus.

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WHO omission of TB in priority list denounced

The omission of tuberculosis from a list of top diseases moved the WHO to assure that R&D on TB remains a priority.

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Malaria parasites make human hosts attract mosquitoes

Malaria parasites make infected people emit odours that attract mosquitoes and spread the disease faster.

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Networking project launched to empower girls in science

An initiative aims to provide opportunities to help African girls become future champions in drug regulation.

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Do mass media save lives? The evidence is in

Listen to Roy Head preview results of the first randomised control trial of the media’s impact on child mortality.

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Asia-Pacific Analysis: Tough times for the mining industry

The closure of several mines in the Philippines puts the region’s spotlight on an industry often seen as destructive.

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Nanopillars help orthopaedic implants resist infection

The surface of orthopaedic titanium implants can be nano-altered to resist bacterial infections, says new study.

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Bench talk boosts mental health in Zimbabwe

Clinical trial shows weekly ‘friendship bench’ meetings with trained health staff relieve depression and anxiety.

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Promote alliances in cassava R&D to aid food security

A forum has called for increased collaborations in cassava R&D to tackle food insecurity in Central Africa.

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German and African researchers join forces for health

Hear Andreas Strecker of the German Research Foundation outline goals of collaborative work on neglected diseases.

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Our top 10 most popular pieces of 2016

Quick-healing nanotech bandages, a banana fungus catastrophe and finding Africa’s best bean are top picks in SciDev.Net’s most viewed articles this year.

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Millions exposed to mercury in urban Pakistan

Hair samples taken from 22 sites across Pakistan show high exposure to mercury from agriculture and industry.

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HIV-test kits given to women boost testing in men

Giving self-test kits to women visiting clinics could increase HIV testing among men in Africa, a study says.

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