C. ASSAf Policymakers' Booklets

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Policymakers' Booklets are summaries of Consensus Study Reports aiming at making scientific information accessible to policymakers and the general public.

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    The State of Science in South Africa
    (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2009) Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
    This book has been prepared to mark the occasion of the hosting of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) conference by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in October 2009 in Durban. TWAS is the largest and most significant individual-based, multinational science academy in the world. The visit to South Africa of some of the world’s most eminent scientists from the developing world provides an opportunity to profile science in our country. Through the publication of this book we hope to reflect on the state of science in South Africa; to consider the historical context and the key features that have shaped scientific research in the country and are determining its current trajectories; to highlight some of the future challenges and opportunities; and to celebrate some of the achievements of South African scientists.
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    Science in Action: Saving the Lives of Africa’s Mothers, Newborns, and Children
    (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2009) Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
    Science in action: Saving the lives of Africa’s mothers, newborns, and children presents an overview of the current status of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) in sub-Saharan Africa and reports a new analysis of how many lives could be saved if science translated into action through health systems. This publication was prepared for the Fifth Annual Meeting of the African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI), hosted by the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences on 10-11 November 2009 as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. ASADI is a project funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the United States National Academies to strengthen African academies of sciences in advising their national governments on matters of science and technology. This report includes data for all of sub-Saharan Africa but focuses specifically on the seven countries participating in ASADI.
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