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Addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in low- and middle-income countries

During 2020, a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), spread to almost all cou [ ... ]

Any COVID-19 vaccine must be safe, efficacious and accessible to everyone

TRIESTE, ITALY. No corners should be cut in assessing the safety and efficacy of any candidate COVID-19 vaccines. We mus [ ... ]

Albert Thembinkosi Modi  Dean and Head of School1Prof Albert Modi has been the Dean and Head of the School of Agricultural, Earth & Environmental Sciences since November 2011. He was employed by the then University of Natal in 1996 and has been associated with University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) since then. Before joining the University, he was provincial agronomist for PHI-Hibred International, a position that exposed him to the agronomy and rural development issues. He has also worked as the CEO of the Moses Kotane Institute for Science and Technology, which he established in 2008, while he was the adjunct Professor of UKZN. His agronomy research focuses on traditional/indigenous crops.