plus With COVID-19 stalling the fight against obesity, over 40% of world adults are now obese, says the 2021 Global Nutrition Report (GNR).
The implementation of public health policies on tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy foods is been hampered by the influence of large business firms, and poverty, among other factors.
In an interview with SciDev.Net, Priver Namanya Bwesigye, head of Uganda’s banana research programme, said girls need mentors who will support them to pursue science careers.
At a ‘UN Science Summit’, delegates argued that increasing the availability of high-quality biological samples through biobanks will advance global health research, and help achieve universal health coverage.
The entire world risks facing food insecurity, human displacement, and conflicts by 2030 as extreme weather events persistently increase, reports Ruth Douglas.
The Global Science Journalism Report 2021, published by SciDev.Net, found that work has become “more intense” for science journalists around the world, amid a ravaging Coronavirus.
Students’ future has been halted as governments of Malaysia, Nepal and seven other Asian-Pacific nations reopen shopping malls and other businesses, but kept schools closed over COVID.
This feature article reveals how low- and middle-income countries are turning to home-grown vaccinations against COVID-19 as the UN-backed COVAX facility fails to deliver.
The World Health Organization may have recommended a broad deployment of the first-ever malaria vaccine in Sub-Saharan Africa, but scientists say its acquisition and distribution will be an issue.
The Senegalese politician calls on Africa’s governments, private sector and scientists to create endogenous resources and solutions to reduce the continent’s scientific dependence on the West.