This is the best time to plan for urban Africa’s next health emergency

Health, it turns out, is everybody’s business. The Covid-19 pandemic has made this clear, laying bare the gaping cracks in our societal systems that have driven the emergence and unprecedented transmission of a novel coronavirus; and highlighting the need for a more health-aligned societal reset.… Read More

Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Catastrophic Failures of the Science-Policy Interface

Catastrophic failures of the science-policy interface in many countries and globally have led to disastrous outcomes for public health, the economy, and international collaboration. The science-policy interface is a short-hand description of the system by which the best scientific information and advice is provided by the most knowledgeable institutions and experts, acted upon by key decision-makers in government, and provided to the public.… Read More

Thur 23th April 6pm UTC+2 – #SciDipTalks | Technology at the Service of Global Health Crises: Threats and Opportunities

Technology and data-driven solutions have been at the forefront of successful national responses to the current COVID-19 crisis. Furthermore, social media platforms have been instrumental in informing, and sometimes misinforming, the general public about the pandemic.… Read More