African diaspora science & technology

Newsletter of the African Mathematical Union's Commission on the History of Mathematics in Africa. The newsletter includes bibliographies, book reviews, web sites, meetings, research reports, addresses of scholars. Part of Mathematicians of the African Diaspora. Both sites are maintained by Professor Scott W. Williams, Mathematics Dept., State Univ. of New York at Buffalo. [KF]

Debas, Haile T.
Executive Director, UCSF Global Health Sciences and formerly Professor of Surgery, U.C. (San Francisco, Medical School). Former Chancellor, University of California Medical School (San Francisco). From Eritrea.
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Diarra, Cheick Modibo
UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, former technical manager for the Mars Exploration Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, Pasadena, California. UNESCO Biography.
See also: P. B. Esposito, W. G. Bollman, L. A. Cangahuala, S. Demcak, C. Diarra, A. Halsell, E. Graat, M. D. Johnston, R. Mase and D. Roth, Navigating Mars Observer: Launch Through Encounter and Response to Spacecraft's Pre-Encounter Anomaly, Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA, 14-16 February, 1994. 14 pp. In Adobe PDF format.

Emeagwali, Philip - 1989 Gordon Bell Prize
Articles, interviews by and about Dr. Emeagwali, Nigerian computer scientist/engineer, who won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize in computer science. "The Gordon Bell Prize competition recognizes outstanding achievements in the application of parallel processing to practical scientific and engineering problems."

Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association, ENAHPA
"...a non-profit organization established in November of 1999 in Detroit Michigan - USA, by Ethiopian-born Physicians, Dentist, Nurses, Pharmacists, Healthcare and Non-Medical Professionals now living and working in the United States and Canada." Members volunteer one to two weeks each year working in Ethiopian hospitals and clinics. Describes projects, essays such as "Reversing the Brain Drain; A Personal Testimony", speeches such as "Forging Synergy within the Ethiopian Diaspora". Based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. [KF]

International Society of African Scientists
"non-profit organization founded in 1982 to promote the advancement of science and technology among peoples of African descent...The current membership represents a wide range of nationalities from Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas. Membership is open to all who share the goals of the Society."  Has the abstracts of its 1998 conference, "Biotechnology & Biodiversity - a challenge for the development of agricultural, bio-medical & pharmaceutical sectors in Africa and the Caribbean."Based in Wilmington, Delaware.

MANSAG, Medical Association of Nigerians across Great Britain
Established 1997. "the only body representing Nigerian Medical doctors and allied professionals in the British Isles. Our recent projects ..... the provision of medical books to Nigerian Universities as well as the donation of a truckload of medical equipment to primary care centres in Nigeria." Holds an annual conference. [KF]

National Society of Black Engineers
Professional association with over 15,000 members. Based in Alexandria, Virginia.