New TB Meningitis test beats the rest

Tuberculous meningitis

TB meningitis is a major cause of death in Southern Africa, but the current diagnostic tests are not as quick or as sensitive as they need to be. Finding a sensitive, rapid test for TB meningitis has been elusive until now, but that is changing thanks to BioFISA II funding and researchers at Antrum Biotech.

I4F project turns mealworms into sustainable food products

Mealworms

Insects For Feed, Food and Fertiliser (I4F), a flagship project funded by NEPAD SANBio through the BioFISA II programme, is turning highly nutritious yellow mealworms into animal feed, food and other products.

When you think of insects, your first thoughts are probably of creepy crawlies; they might make you feel scared, grossed out or just uncomfortable. But a new project wants you to feel differently about insects, and more specifically mealworms. Could you ever think of these squirming bugs as food?

SANBio Student Ambassador team for Malawi visits Tikondwe Freedom Gardens

Visitors at Tikondwe Freedom Gardens

On 17th June 2017, our SANBio Student Ambassador for Malawi, Kareem Longwe, together with his team visited Tikondwe Freedom Gardens in Dowa district. Tikondwe Freedom Gardens, established in 1982, is an innovative development venture that uses traditional agricultural methods to enhance sustainable food security in rural Malawi.