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Environmental biotechnologist Dr. Tabassum Mumtaz is developing methods to disintegrate plastic waste and make biodegradable plastics from bacteria It’s no secret that plastic bags have been causing problems around the world. In Bangladesh, they were clogging drain pipes and causing sewage to overflow. These disposable bags linger for decades after they are discarded, along with other non-biodegradable waste. But are they really non-biodegradable? What if these bags could… [Read more]

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Top projects awarded for innovative wastewater treatments and solutions for ecosystem balance Dresden, May 9, 2019 Two new chemistry solutions that use a new green technique to remove toxic metal from wastewater and improve pollination and ecosystem health with the help of butterflies have won the Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge. The 2019 first prize winner is Ramia Albakain, Associate Professor at the University of Jordan. The second… [Read more]

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The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities in emerging and developing countries. Prizes are awarded during the Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference held each year in early May. This year’s prizes were awarded to a cost-effective wastewater solution in Jordan, a solution for increasing butterflies’ visits to flowers to enhance pollination, and to a… [Read more]

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The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) will contribute new expertise, networks and a third prize for entrepreneurial spirit to the 2019 Challenge Bonn, April 23, 2019 The Elsevier Foundation and Elsevier’s chemistry journals welcome ISC3 as a new partner for the 2019 Elsevier Foundation ISC3 Green & Sustainable Challenge (GSCC) which promotes capacity and community building in the field of green and sustainable chemistry. Focusing on developing and emerging… [Read more]

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Ethnobotanist Narel Paniagua-Zambrana of Bolivia turned her dream into a life’s work; then something happened to cast her into the limelight Dr. Narel Paniagua-Zambrana got a glimpse of the course her life would take when she was a child growing up in mining camps in the mountains outside La Paz, Bolivia. Her father, a geologist, worked as an engineering supervisor in a variety of tin mines. One day,… [Read more]

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by Adam Fraser When I’m asked about my time in Uganda with the African Journals Partnership Program, I want to mention how things weren’t always as I expected. I’d been told that it’d be intrepid, and that things can move slowly, and this was the idea I had, perhaps patronisingly, when I arrived. But, the reality wasn’t like that. It’s not really quite the logistical challenge you may think. Like… [Read more]

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New York, March 21, 2019 In partnership with Girls Inc. of New York City, the Elsevier Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new curriculum that will prepare low-income and underserved girls to study data analytics in high school. The development of the Pre-G3: The Elsevier Foundation Data Analytics Preparatory Program for Girls will help the girl-serving organization increase high school enrollment numbers for data analytics… [Read more]

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Girls Inc. of New York City and the Elsevier Foundation partner to teach girls data analytics skills.   When Esther, a native of the Bronx, started high school, she struggled with math. The difficulties she experienced fed into her frustration, causing her to lose confidence in a vicious cycle. “I noticed people understanding the problems and getting the answer quicker than I was, and that was really discouraging.… [Read more]

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Dr. Githinji Gitahi, Group CEO of Amref Health Africa, talks about Africa’s unique path to UHC and what to expect at #AHAIC2019 With those words, Dr. Githinji Gitahi conveys why he is such a passionate advocate for pro-poor universal health coverage (UHC). Dr. Gitahi joined Amref Health Africa as Group CEO in 2015. Founded in 1957, Amref Health Africa is the largest African-led international organization on the continent,… [Read more]

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by Patreece Spence “Never again would I complain about the shortfalls of open-concept,” I thought as I squeezed into the editorial office lined with binders and files aired by the occasional breeze circulating through the barred windows. It’s in this dusty, hidden corner of Makerere University’s School of Public Health where African Health Sciences came to fruition 15 years ago, despite the ever-constant electrical outages & wifi shortages. Editor-in-Chief Dr.… [Read more]