On September 25th 2015, 193 United Nations member countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, fight inequality and injustice, tackle climate change and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
Microbial and parasitic diseases are a dramatic public health problem in tropical countries. Therefore, strategies for improving the health status of the population in a sustainable and affordable way are of prominent importance for economic development. Synthetic drugs are usually not affordable by a large percentage of the population. Medicinal plants are used locally to combat these diseases and some of them have so far been subject of investigation in different African research groups. [...] read more
From March 8-11 2022, a DAAD event under the theme “Empowering Women in Science to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills” took place in Bangangté, West region of Cameroon. As part of this conference, the DAAD Information Center in Yaoundé and YaBiNaPA SDG Graduate School were received at the Université des Montagnes to present both the organization and the project as opportunity givers for scientists. Click here to read the complete report of the event.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of PI Prof. Juliette Catherine Vardamides from the University of Douala. She passed away on October 26, 2021 after being sick for several weeks.
Prof. Vardamides was the first woman to become a full professor of organic chemistry in Cameroon. Besides, she was a highly committed PI of the project, participated and facilitated our network meetings and other project-related events. She was appreciated and held in high esteem and will be very much missed. Her loss leaves a void that will be difficult to fill.
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