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Storytelling shaping the future of science in South Africa



The art of storytelling came to the fore on Tuesday when journalists from across Africa discussed science journalism in the fourth industrial revolution.
The art of storytelling – telling a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) story in a manner that ordinary citizens will understand – came to the fore on Tuesday when journalists from across Africa discussed science journalism in the fourth industrial revolution.

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Fresh plan to make science subjects more attractive



A new plan has been developed to improve girls’ performance in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.

It will be rolled out early next year to improve learning outcomes in these key subjects, also known as STEM.

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Tanzania, Burundi lead in consumption of antibiotics in East Africa



Tanzania and Burundi are among the top four countries in Africa in consumption of antibiotics, new data published by the World Health Organisation shows.

Tanzania and Burundi consume 27.3 and 4.4 defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 inhabitants per day respectively. Burkina Faso is second at 13.8 DDD per 1000 inhabitants per day while Côte d’Ivoire, at 10.7 DDD, is third.

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Why UN climate science reports have Africa-shaped gaps

African experts explain the barriers they face to taking part in influential climate science assessments like this month’s blockbuster on 1.5C global warming

Africa is home to one in six of the world’s people and rising. From its sensitive ecosystems to booming cities, the continent is vulnerable to climate change and increasingly important to tackling it.

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The health science missing in Rwanda, South Africa

The next step for how science can boost healthcare in Africa is ‘implementation science’ — working out how best to apply research findings and provide services — according to Rwanda’s former Minister of Health and a senior policymaker in the South African government.

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