Esther Nakkazi

Esther Nakkazi

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Freelance science journalist and blogger.

The digital divide is widening across Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic

Education experts in Africa agree that the digital divide is further widened by inequality between the rich and poor, the rural and urban, women and men. It is also widening further during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protect journalists against the COVID-19 pandemic

As journalists now more than ever, during the coronavirus pandemic we should consider sharing video footage, tips, contacts, audio recordings, few media houses will provide protective gear although they should take put our safety ahead of stories and counting eyeballs.

Ugandan parliamentarian claimed country has a COVID-19 cure

Rebecca Kadaga, speaker of parliament in Uganda, claimed in March 2020 that the country will be rolling out a spray to kill COVID-19. Any claim of a treatment or cure without scientific evidence gives false hope but might also be dangerous.

Boosting pediatric hematology-oncology specialists

The East African Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Training Program at Makerere University College of Health Sciences has graduated its first class of graduates building on the critical mass of pediatric hematology-oncology specialists to independently provide effective, evidence-based pediatric cancer and hematology care in the Afrikan setting. The four physicians

This vaccine has cut infant diarrhea deaths by a third in Malawi

Rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoeal disease among infants and young children. Despite improvements in sanitation and case management, rotavirus still caused 215,000 child deaths in 2013, with

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation tool and database announced

The innovative REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) monitoring tool, International Database on REDD+ Projects and Programs Linking Economic, Carbon and Communities Data (ID-RECCO), is now hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Launched in 2013, ID-RECCO highlights 467 subnational REDD+ initiatives from around the world.

Global South should be leading solar geoengineering R&D

Despite developing countries contributing nearly 0.1 per cent of the global emissions to climate change, they suffer more than 90 per cent of the global impacts because of their inability to adapt to climate change, according to the Global Climate Change Regime report published in 2013.   As countries grapple