The introduction of new models of stoves in Burkina Faso may reduce the pressure on forests

River blindness, a disease that has affected thousands in west Africa, is gradually coming under control. Before 1974, onchocercal infection or river blindness was affecting 60 per cent of the

This publication by the Programme for the Promotion of Household and Alternative Energy sources in the Sahel (PREDAS) is a summary of a series of surveys and analyses conducted in the Sahelian countries of Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Chad.

PREDAS is a regional programme to promote household and alternative energies in the Sahel. The programme is implemented by the permanent Interstates Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) with support from the European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany.

Gene encoding a mutant form of haemoglobin provides Africans protection from malaria