Dr. Evelyn Gitau: An African Immunologist in Search of Einstein 

Health risks and dangerous conditions such as malaria, pneumococcal infections, viral induced encephalopathy, and bacterial blood diseases continue to affect African populations, particularly children, across the continent. These matters also constantly keep Dr. Evelyn Gitau, a cellular immunologist from Kenya, busy in the lab and the field. Dr. Gitau believes that clinical immunity to malaria…

Open Source Software Developed in Africa Saves Lives Around the World 

An open source software mapping platform co-founded by a Kenyan woman is being used by young Somalis to help drought and famine-stricken families get emergency relief. The name of the platform is Ushahidi, which in Swahili approximately means “to witness and record.” Ushahidi has already been used to coordinate earthquake relief efforts in Haiti and Chile, record environmental damage…