Paris to Host Global Forum on Investment in Africa’s Energy

Paris to Host Global Forum on Investment in Africa’s Energy By Isabella Njeri In a concerted effort to catalyze new sources of capital and broaden the pool of global investors in Africa’s energy sector, an exclusive Global Forum will take place in Paris, France, in 2025 under the theme “Pioneering Africa’s Energy Boom: Strategic Investment […]
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Hepatitis C Virus Self-Test Kit Gets Crucial WHO Prequalification

Hepatitis C Virus Self-Test Kit Gets Crucial WHO Prequalification By Joshua Isaac The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the first-ever self-test for the detection of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), marking a significant step towards expanding access to testing and diagnosis worldwide. The pre-qualification of this self-test is poised to accelerate global efforts towards eliminating […]
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Hope for Women as Efficacy, Safety Trials of Antimalarials Begins in Africa

Hope for Women as Efficacy, Safety Trials of Antimalarials Begins in Africa By Joyce Ojanji A global consortium of scientific and social research experts in malaria from Africa and Europe has started Phase III clinical trials to assess the efficacy and safety of antimalarials in women during the first trimester of pregnancy. The Safety of […]
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Kenya: CABI’s Biocontrol Agent Effective against Papaya Pest

Kenya: CABI’s Biocontrol Agent Effective against Papaya Pest By Gift Briton   A glimmer of hope shines bright for papaya farmers as the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI)’s biocontrol strategy proves effective in combating the invasive papaya mealybug pest that has wreaked havoc on their crops over the past, jeopardizing livelihoods and food […]
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WHO Unveils Tobacco Cessation Guidelines

WHO Unveils Tobacco Cessation Guidelines By Isabella Njeri The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its first-ever clinical treatment guidelines for tobacco cessation in adults. The new guidelines seek to support over 750 million people globally who wish to quit the use of tobacco. According to WHO, while over 60% of the world’s 1.25 billion […]
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Somalia Launches National Task Force to Combat Polio

Somalia Launches National Task Force to Combat Polio By Joshua Isaac In a significant stride towards accelerating polio eradication and improving child health, the Somali government has launched a National Immunization and Polio Eradication Task Force. Chaired by the Prime Minister of Somalia, Hamza Barre, the task force will oversee polio eradication and immunization initiatives […]
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World’s Second-Largest Tropical Forest Under Tremendous Threat

World’s Second-Largest Tropical Forest Under Tremendous Threat By Joshua Isaac Congo Basin affectionately called the ‘lungs of Africa’, is one of the world’s greatest allies against climate change, removing over 40 gigatons of carbon from the atmosphere annually and home to a diverse ecosystem. However, evidence from the latest State of the Forests report by […]
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