The Black Woman Who Changed Modern Medicine and Saved Millions of Lives

“When other cells are very finicky and you look at them crosswise and they die, her cells grow happily in the laboratory dish decade after decade.”  –  Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, United Sates “Grown and sold around the world, [Henrietta] Lacks’ legacy lived on in her cells: they have… Read More The Black Woman Who Changed Modern Medicine and Saved Millions of Lives

Nigerian who Needed Stem Cell Treatment Dies after Sister was Refused UK Visa

May Brown, whose sister from Nigeria was refused entry to the UK to give her a stem cell transplant has died from leukaemia. Mrs Brown, 24,  who had a three-year-old daughter, Selina died with loved ones including her husband, Mike, by her side last Friday 14 Jul 2017 at King’s College Hospital. May Brown’s story, hit… Read More Nigerian who Needed Stem Cell Treatment Dies after Sister was Refused UK Visa

How 50 Medical Experts Separated Kenyan Conjoined Twins in 23-Hour Surgery

The successful separation of two year old conjoined twins at Kenyatta National Hospital marked a medical milestone in Kenya. Other than South Africa, very few successful separations have been performed in sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya a multi-disciplinary team of medical experts operated on the twins for 23 uninterrupted hours. About Conjoined Twins Conjoined twins are… Read More How 50 Medical Experts Separated Kenyan Conjoined Twins in 23-Hour Surgery

​How Africa Led the World in Science and Technology

“When Europeans first came to Africa, they considered the architecture very disorganized and thus primitive. It never occurred to them that the Africans might have been using a form of mathematics that they hadn’t even discovered yet.” Africa has the world’s oldest record of human technological achievement: the oldest stone tools in the world and… Read More ​How Africa Led the World in Science and Technology