The foundation for any technological developments, innovation that can lead to alleviation of poverty, improve health care as well as protect and maintain the environment lies in the fundamental understanding of basic sciences.
Chemistry, being core, because it is the only science that has its own industry, the Chemical Industry. However Analytical chemistry cuts across the Chemistry discipline as well as most of the basic and applied sciences and technologies.
It is through Analytical chemistry that diagnosis in diseases and poisoning, defining the quality of water, medicine, food and air can be achieved.
Problem Faced by African Analytical Chemists
The majority of scientists in the African continent were trained abroad due to lack of expertise on the African continent.
During their training abroad, they have been involved in solving or developing techniques that are much more appropriate for the developed world rather.