Month: April 2021

Weather forecasts signal meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa

Scientists are using weather forecasts to predict the location and scale of impending meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa. It is part of an early-warning system being piloted with the aim of giving health agencies more time to activate emergency response plans. The approach – pioneered by ACMAD, the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development, and … Continue Reading

Statement on UKRI funding cuts

UK Research and Innovation has announced a significant cut to the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) as a result of the UK government’s decision to reduce spending on international aid. The GCRF African SWIFT team first learned about the cuts to the GCRF programme in a letter that UKRI published on Thursday, 11th March. Although … Continue Reading