Kenya: Credit Tanks Improving Accessibility to Water in Makueni Villages

By Thomas Muia With a population of 987,653 people, water coverage in Makueni County remains very low at only 35.6%. Of this, only three out of 10 households are connected to piped water, while the remaining rely on unimproved water sources, according to a World Bank Makueni Countywide Inclusive Sanitation situation analysis report. Eunice Nduku, […]
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HIV: South Africa Approves Vaginal Ring

By Sharon Atieno South Africa joins Zimbabwe to become the leading countries in Africa to approve the use of Dapivirine vaginal ring as a HIV prevention method for women. Developed by the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM), the vaginal ring is a longer-acting HIV prevention product made of flexible silicone, that slowly releases the antiretroviral […]
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Ugandan Students Learning to Produce Animal Feed from Insects

By Esther Nakkazi Professor Fred Kabi is an animal scientists working with Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK). At the department of Agricultural Production at the university, Kabi is working with students and the wider community around it to produce insects for animal feed which is also for business. He spoke to Esther Nakkazi at […]
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COVID-19: Inaccessibility, Major Obstacle to Africa’s Vaccine Rollout

By Joseph Maina Despite public willingness and a steady increase in the number of vaccines shipped to the continent, access to COVID-19 vaccines remains a challenge in many regions in Africa. Up to 67 percent of adults in the country would “definitely or probably” take a vaccine if available, according to a 2021 study by the University of Johannesburg […]
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Smart irrigation saves water, improves farming practices in Rwanda’s remote drought-stricken region

By John Mugisha; The construction of new dams in some parts of Nyagatare, a district in North-eastern Rwanda has helped local residents address potential water shortages and outdated irrigation systems that have long hampered agricultural development in this remote rural region. Now farmers in the area like Muhire Ganza, say the dam has significantly led […]
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