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In the headlines: Discover the spotlight of health and digital health in Africa and the latest advances in terms of the Covid pandemic.
Following initial successes with the mRNA technology used in the Covid-19 vaccines, BioNTech is targeting the development of the first-ever malaria vaccine. If successful, the project may help to reduce the high rate of malaria deaths whose main impact is felt in Africa.
In addition, e-health provides invaluable services in Africa, particularly because it extends the supply of care in regions where health workers are very rare, such as Mali. Terre des hommes has made this one of its priorities, with flagship projects. But there are still obstacles to overcome, especially in coordinating all the initiatives.
Furthermore, with regard to the Covid pandemic, the Bernese laboratories propose salivary tests carried out at home by videoconference, the results of which would enable the authorities to issue the Covid certificate.
Why do some people contract a severe form of COVID-19 and die from it, while others seem to be only slightly affected? The Blue Brain Project at EPFL has used its powerful technological tools for brain simulation and its expertise in cellular and molecular biology to try to answer this question.
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