More than 95% of the global populations food needs relies on maize, rice and wheat, with global food security dependent on fewer than 30 plant species. Indigenous African crops can battle a range of stresses like drought
The range of research being undertaken is remarkable in view of the size of Africa’s overall contribution: from galaxies to viruses; from agriculture to malaria; and from drought to oceanography.
Women tended to use less lethal methods such as poisoning, whereas men appear to attempt less often but use more lethal methods such as hanging
In Africa only 7.3% of babies are born via caesarean section, but its a very mixed picture across the continent. Some countries have very high rates such as Egypt (51.8%) and Mauritius (47%), the highest in Africa.
Pregnant women exhale about 21% more carbon dioxide in the later stages of pregnancy than non-pregnant women; they also have warmer bodies – both of which attract mosquitoes