|Forlag||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Emne||Africa; Education; Medicine; Science: general issues|
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Om Science Research and Education in Africa
For various economic and political reasons, many African countries lag behind the rest of the industrialised world in scientific and medical research and development. However, the presence of intellectual islands scattered across the continent gives hope that this is only a transient situation on the cusp of undergoing a profound and beneficial change. For this reason, the Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa was established to catalyse and contribute to this needed evolution. Its mission is to contribute to Africa's economic advancement and sustainability through science research, education and innovation. This book provides a selection of papers from the Advancement of Science in Africa's third annual conference. The conference was held under the overarching theme of 'science research and education in Africa', with several important sub-themes, including but not limited to: improving health research and disease surveillance education; epidemic diseases with high mortality; promoting women's interest in science careers; fostering youth development with science education. The collection illustrates how although the chapter contributors come from various countries and universities, representing their own academic research, they all share a common interest in advancing science research and education in Africa.