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New research institute focuses on health challenges in the Middle East and North Africa.
Digital tools are improving people’s ability to innovate, organize, document, and share online, but they also enable broad surveillance, tracking, censorship and, in some cases, repression.

While cities often act as the engines of economic growth for developing countries, they are also frequently the site of growing violence, poverty, and inequality. Yet, social theory, largely developed and tested in the Global North, is often inadequate in tackling the realities of life in the...

Kenya has an estimated 18.2 million cattle, 16.3 million sheep, and 24.6 million goats. The majority of these animals are held by smallholder farmers who depend on livestock for their livelihoods.
East Coast fever (ECF), a tick-borne disease of livestock in Africa, causes economic losses of approximately  USD$1 billion annually due to the high mortality rate of infected animals.
Small ruminants such as goats require less labour and land use than cattle, so they are an important source of food and economic security for livestock smallholders in developing countries. However, small ruminants are also susceptible to many diseases.
Poultry are a vital livestock asset in sub-Saharan Africa, especially for the food security and economic independence of rural women and youth.
Virus production for vaccines remains a challenging issue, particularly with slow-growing viruses such as avian influenza. Many vaccines are produced in embryonated hen’s eggs or continuous avian cell lines.
Heartwater is a fatal tick-borne disease of cattle, sheep, goats, and some wild ruminants. It is characterized by high fever, respiratory distress, and may be accompanied by nervous symptoms.
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a viral disease of goats, sheep, cattle, and humans.It is endemic in large parts of Africa, with outbreaks occurring in three to five-year cycles.