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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Empowers African Scientists to Manage Mapping of Regional Groundwater Resources

By analysing naturally occurring isotopes (a type of atom) in groundwater, scientists can assess the age, vulnerability and sustainability of water resources

Scientists in the Sahel are finding quality groundwater sources -- thanks to a nuclear technique and a decade of support and training from the IAEA. Water resources in Africa are under pressure due to growing water demand, water quality degradation and climate change. On the continent, more than 41 groundwater…

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Comoros Paves the Way to Safely Introducing Oncology Services for Cancer Care in the Country

Findings from the mission are intended to inform the development of a National Cancer Control Plan and pave the way for introducing radiation medicine to the country in a safe and secure manner

A multidisciplinary team of experts appointed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) conducted a comprehensive imPACT Review in Comoros at the end of 2023 to advise the Ministry of Health on cancer control needs and priorities. All aspects of…

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Ethiopia is Expanding Access to Radiation Medicine and Earlier Detection of Adult and Childhood Cancer

Ethiopia is one of the 13 African countries that will receive additional support from the IAEA under the second wave of the Rays of Hope initiative, for increased access to radiotherapy services

Ethiopia hosted cancer experts from the IAEA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) for an imPACT Review in the country last November. A key objective of the mission was to contribute to the renewal of the National Cancer Control Plan — including for childhood cancer — and support…

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Director General Grossi: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is instrument for peace, security and sustainable development

In Africa, countries are participating in a regional technical cooperation project to accelerate the transition to a circular plastic economy by applying nuclear science and technology solutions

US President Dwight D Eisenhower’s ‘Atoms for Peace’ speech in 1953 helped found the IAEA, and since then, his vision “has become an important, active part of our contribution towards international peace and security and furthering sustainable development,” IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told delegates at the opening of the Agency’s 67th…

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Publishes 2023 Country Nuclear Power Profiles with New Web Platform

The new web platform offers updated nuclear profiles and a new product called Country Highlights, a one-page snapshot for each of the participating Member States

The IAEA has published the 2023 edition of its Country Nuclear Power Profiles (CNPP), which provides information on the status and development of nuclear power programmes around the world. The publication coincides with the launch of a redesigned web platform featuring countries’ official nuclear power data, now integrated with the IAEA’s Power Reactor Information…

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United Republic of Tanzania Signs its Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2023–2027

The United Republic of Tanzania has been an IAEA Member State since 1976

Dr Natu E. A. Mwamba, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Planning, and Mr Hua Liu, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed the United Republic of Tanzania’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2023-2027 on 26 April 2023,…

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Preparing for Success: New International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Training Tool Supports Senegal in Human Resource Development Planning for Research Reactor

The training session on how to use the IAEA’s Human Resource Modelling Tool for New Research Reactor Programmes took place on 12-16 December in Dakar, Senegal

Research reactors are powerful tools. They help countries carry out scientific research, education and training while also producing vital neutrons for use in medicine, agriculture and industry. Before investing in a research reactor, countries need to ensure they have the necessary personnel to support the programme. A new IAEA training…

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Brings Nuclear Law to Universities

The short course is offered as part of the implementation of pilot partnerships concluded between the IAEA and six universities in Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Jamaica, South Africa and the UAE

IAEA legal experts have delivered the Agency’s first-ever short introductory course on nuclear law for university students, at Khalifa University in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Attended by students from different academic disciplines, as well as officials and representatives of the University faculty from 7 to 8 December 2022, this…

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Benin Develops New National Cancer Control Plan with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and World Health Organization (WHO) Support

The delivery of critical equipment to the hospital will also be supported through Rays of Hope

Benin has approximately 7 000 new cancer cases each year, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) Global Cancer Observatory, and close to 5 000 cancer deaths annually. To help address these relatively low survival rates, sufficiently equipped facilities, trained staff and modern technology, as well as…

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Malaysia and Ghana at the Forefront of Borehole Disposal of Sealed Radioactive Sources

The IAEA is providing technological and engineering support for the first of a kind construction and implementation of borehole disposal facilities for radioactive waste

Disposal is the final phase for sealed radioactive sources when they have reached their end of life and are declared radioactive waste. However, disposal is not an easy task, because selecting the type of disposal facility depends on multiple factors, such as the type and quantity of radioactive waste; the…