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Workshop on Measuring Deprivation in Order to Promote Human Development
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
Poverty reduction is a critical factor outlined in both the Millennium Developmental Goals 2015 (MDGs) and the National Developmental Plan (NDP) – Vision 2030. In order for South Africa to make progress in this regard, ...
The Emerging Threat of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2011)
An estimated 2 billion people, one-third of the global population, are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb.), the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) (Keshavjee and Seung, 2008). Spread through the air, this ...
Proceedings report Changing patterns of Non-Communicable Diseases
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013)
The theme of this conference was a superb example of the various activities in which the academies had been involved. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constituted one of the most critical set of health challenges that faced ...
Workshop Proceedings Report GMOs for African Agriculture: Challenges and opportunities
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2010)
This proceedings report is the product of a two-day workshop hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) from 17-18 September 2009. ASSAf, in partnership with the Union of the German Academies of Sciences ...
Preparing for the Future of HIV/AIDS in Africa: A Shared Responsibiltiy
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2012)
The sub-Saharan Africa region still remains the region most heavily affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2010, about 68% of all people living with HIV resided in sub-Saharan Africa and the region also accounted for 70% of new HIV ...