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WHO calls for continued innovation to fight malaria

Malaria vaccine could save the lives of an additional 40,000 to 80,000 African children each year if widely deployed Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for continued innovation and increased investment in fighting malaria. Ahead of World Malaria Day on Monday, the WHO announced that …

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Design Hackathon to drive innovation among youth 

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Garage48 in partnership with The Innovation Village, with support from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Development Cooperation, has organized a 2-round series of design hackathons happening this year and October 2022, next year. The two design hackathons are a part of the EU: Africa They Journey 2021 and …

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Private sector calls for National Startup Policy

Uganda is ranked one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Private sector players have asked government to expedite the formulation and implementation of a National Startup Policy in order to address major impediments to the growth of …

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Democratising innovation

Private firms undertake the bulk of R&D but governments fund it and must offer it direction COMMENT | DANI RODRIK | Innovation is the engine that drives contemporary economies. Living standards are determined by productivity growth, which in turn depends on the introduction and dissemination of new technologies that allow …

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