The growing role of the private sector and emerging economies in development have made it onto a list of the biggest research needs to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), collated by academics and nongovernmental organisations.
Many women have little power at home — and younger women even less, say Sabine Garbarino and Frances Hansford.
“A tuberculosis drug specifically designed for children — combining sweet flavours and the correct dosage in a dissolvable tablet — is expected to hit markets early this year, according to the TB Alliance, a non-governmental organisation.
Researchers in Brazil have identified a new disease that causes severe damage to the liver, spleen and skin.
The Asian-linked form of Zika, responsible for abnormal smallness of the head in newborns, has been identified in Angola.
Elena Manaenkova is a meteorologist trained in physics and mathematics, currently serving as deputy secretary general at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
With food insecurity on the rise in Nigeria, smallholder farmers are turning to new technologies to improve food production and marketability, writes Kemi Falodun.
Around 7 million people worldwide received treatment for TB last year, 600,000 more than in 2017, says the WHO’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2019. Over the same period, deaths from the disease fell by 100,000 to 1.5 million.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has enormous potential for global development and is already being widely explored as a means to tackle poverty and boost economies.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, the high cost of mobile data threatens to jeopardise the push towards affordable internet access for all
Soy production is a booming business in Brazil’s Cerrado region. But urgent action is needed to halt its growth and prevent the industry destroying the area’s rich biodiversity, researchers warn.
Managing blood sugar levels and tackling obesity can help avert serious cases of kidney disease.
The talent drain in Venezuela is seriously affecting science, technology and research in the country, experts warn, leaving it without a critical mass of researchers and scientists that would be difficult to restore without international cooperation.
Climate change and fake news pose the biggest threat to human health over the next 25 years, according to a survey of health practitioners around the world.
Georgette Kidess is the first and only female neurosurgeon in Palestine. An accident in which her neighbour lost her life due to a hematoma triggered her passion to pursue this unlikely career path.
A global roadmap to eradicate malaria in the next 30 years has been welcomed with caution by scientists and practitioners because of the high extra costs proposed.