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Africa accounts for 12.5% of the world’s population, but produces less than 1% of global research output. Shutterstock

Africa needs to speed up research excellence: here’s how

The creation of a Research Excellence Barometer for Africa would contribute to retaining talent and expertise and ensure that Africans benefited from their own research efforts.
Many doctors and healthcare staff feel the need to practice in richer countries that offer a more stable politics, better education and opportunities for their families. Julien Harneis

Brain drain is a hidden tax on the countries left behind

India, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa lose thousands of trained doctors each year, lured away to work in richer countries – at great cost to their nation’s healthcare systems.
Young African scientists face persistent barriers which cause them to leave academia. Shutterstock/WAYHOME studio

What’s stopping young African scientists from achieving their potential

The Global State of Young Scientists Africa project investigates the challenges that shape the career trajectories of young African scientists.
A Kenyan nurse participates in a march during their strike following failed negotiations between health unions and the government. Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

Why Kenyan health workers are on strike and what can be done about it

Health workers in Kenya have reached an impasse with the government over working conditions. This has lead to a nationwide strike, leaving thousands without critical care.

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