Kenya could Implement Personalized Medicine in the Next Five Years

Kenya could Implement Personalized Medicine in the Next Five Years By Mary Hearty Kenya has the potential to implement personalized medicine- a medical model that is used to determine the genetic makeup of a person in order to know the best drug that is specifically suitable for them- in the next five years with strong […]
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Kenya: Funding Remains a Hindrance to Implementation of Personalized Medicine

Kenya: Funding Remains a Hindrance to Implementation of Personalized Medicine By Willy Ngumbi  Though Kenya has a lot of potential for implementing personalized medicine (PM) including human resource among others, funding remains a major hindrance to this treatment model, experts say during the European Union-East Africa Region Stakeholder Workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr Evelyn Gitau, African Population and Health […]
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Sarah Evanega lauded for public service in science

Sarah Evanega lauded for public service in science By Joan Conrow Sarah Evanega, an imaginer who pioneered innovative approaches to science communication, today won the Mary Clutter Service in Science Public Service Award. Evanega, the founding director of the Alliance for Science who now serves as lead of stakeholder engagements at Pairwise, has long been […]
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Several Strategies to Cushion Africa from Hiking Commodity Prices, Food Shocks

Several Strategies to Cushion Africa from Hiking Commodity Prices, Food Shocks By Joyce Ojanji As the negative impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to be felt on food security in Africa, experts from the region have called for capacity and institutional infrastructural development to minimize these impacts. They were speaking during a virtual meeting hosted by […]
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Countries urged to Accelerate Trials on Anti-Microbial Resistant Vaccines

AMR: Countries urged to Accelerate Trials on Vaccines By Elisha Singira With nearly five million deaths per year attributed to resistant bacterial infections and over one million deaths directly linked to antimicrobial-resistant (AMR), the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries to accelerate trials for AMR related vaccines in late-stage development and maximize the […]
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Dry Conditions to Continue in Most Parts of Kenya

Dry Conditions to Continue in Most Parts of Kenya By Willy Ngumbi Most parts of the Kenya are likely to continue being dry, however, moderate rainfall may be experienced in certain parts including the Highlands West of Rift Valley, the Coast and the Highlands East of Rift Valley. This is according to the Kenya Meteorological […]
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World Population to Reach Eight Billion in 2022, Growth Rate Stalls

World Population to Reach Eight Billion in 2022, Growth Rate Stalls By Winnie Cynthia Awuor The global population is predicted to reach eight billion by November 2022 and India to surpass china as the world most populous country in 2023 according to the United Nations(UN) prospect report. “This year marks a milestone in the history of the world’s population […]
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Germany to Hold Symposium in Honor of Modern Genetics Pioneer

Germany to Hold Symposium in Honor of Modern Genetics Pioneer By Mary Hearty The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina will be hosting a celebratory symposium on 20th July 2022 in honor of Gregory Mendel, the scientist who pioneered modern genetics. The high-level ceremony which marks the 200th birthday of this great scientist will feature awards- […]
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Equitably Expand Genomic Technology to Developing Countries- WHO Says

Equitably Expand Genomic Technology to Developing Countries- WHO Says By Mary Hearty The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Science Council of experts has called for equitable access to genomic technology globally so that all member states, especially lower- and middle- income countries (LMICs) can adopt and expand the use of genomics for better health and other […]
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