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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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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]

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Elsevier volunteers connect editors of the Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences to journalists Press conference for a new breast cancer study (left to right): Dr. Gilles Francois Ndayisaba, Division Manager, Non Communicable Diseases, Rwanda Biomedical Center (Ministry of Health); Dr. Pamela Meharry; Dr. Ainhoa Costas Chavarri; Cheryl Mutabazi; Constance Mukankusi-Gateja, BCIEA Outreach Officer and Trainer; and several reporters. Run a search on “breast cancer and Rwanda” on PubMed… [Read more]

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by Marc Chahin When I told friends that I’d go to Rwanda for a three week stay, many of them showed alarm. Even 24 years later, the country is still best known for the horrible events of the genocide that devastated the country during 100 days and killed an estimated 500,000 to 1 million Rwandans, as described in films like Hotel Rwanda or books like One Hundred Days. While today certainly not all… [Read more]

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One of the first female editors of the African Journal Partnership Program reflects on the challenges and milestones Dr. Lucinda Manda-Taylor of the University of Malawi became one of the first women to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Malawi Medical Journal this year. Her journal is part of the African Journal Partnership Program (AJPP), a mentoring partnership linking nine African health journals with leading US and UK journals.… [Read more]

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Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is equivalent to 12 percent of our global population, and the region is evolving rapidly. Between 2003 and 2012, annual research output doubled while the African share of global research grew by 63 percent, according to the 2014 World Bank-Elsevier report, A Decade of Development in Sub-Saharan African STEM Research, which examines research output, citations and collaborations. As promising as this trend is, however, it… [Read more]

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An Elsevier Foundation partnership will provide $300,000, while Elsevier provides access to critical products and services Can a new heat-resistant vaccine for rotavirus save the lives of half a million children per year? Rotavirus is a highly infectious disease causing severe dehydration, diarrhoea and death. The good news is that it’s highly preventable and there are vaccines. But these vaccines must be kept below 8°C — a tall… [Read more]