Spray Service Providers Curbing Misuse of Pesticides in Kenya

By Faith Atieno Being that the climatic conditions in the tropics favor the existence of pests and diseases, the use of pesticides to protect crops is often inevitable. However, pesticide use in Kenya has come under serious criticism with misuse of these products by farmers being cited as a major challenge. Timothy Njagi, Development Economist, […]
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Kenya: Bicycles Easing Access to Health Services in Nyalenda Informal Settlement

By Evance Odhiambo Forty percent of Kisumu City residents reside in the informal settlements including Nyalenda. With such a population, access to proper healthcare has not been a walk in the park due to low income and the distance to health facilities. Over the past years, Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) have acted as a linkage […]
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HIV: Injectable PrEP Receives Approval

By Sharon Atieno Cabotegravir (CAB-LA),the first injectable form of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), joins a wide range of HIV prevention tools including male and female condoms, daily oral PrEP, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring after receiving the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. The CAB-LA, branded Apretude, is an […]
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No Influenza Outbreak in Kenya, KEMRI Says

By Mary Hearty The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) has set straight the ongoing misinformation circulating on both local media and social media on ‘influenza outbreak’ in the country under the title “KEMRI Study Reveals Influenza Outbreak”. In a press statement, the medical research institute wrote that the alleged ‘outbreak’ is based on a total […]
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Nigeria: Newly Established Cassava Commercial Seed Entrepreneurs to Cushion against COVID-19 Impact

By Mary Hearty In an effort to restore the seed systems and create jobs in local communities in Nigeria during this post COVID-19, the GIZ-funded Cassava & Maize Value Chain Project has established 60 cassava commercial seed entrepreneurs in Ogun and Oyo state to help this come to fruition. The project, which is under the […]
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Kenya: Local SACCO Offering Reprieve to Boda Boda Riders

By Kioko Nyamasyo Under Kenya’s Vision 2030, the country aims at transforming into an industrialized middle economy country offering high quality life to its citizens in a clean and secure environment. One way of achieving this is through the formation of Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCOs)- formed when a group of people voluntarily meet together […]
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Organization Empowering Kibera Girls to Make Better Choices amidst Teenage Pregnancies

By Christian Benard Childbearing begins early in Kenya, with almost one in four women giving birth by age 18 and nearly one in two by age 20. Additionally, 18% of adolescent women age 15-19 years are already mothers or pregnant with their first child, according to data from the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey. Further, […]
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WHO Launches Global Standards for Refugee, Migrant Health Services

By Faith Atieno The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the Global Competency Standards for refugee and migrant health services document that aims to strengthen countries’ capacity to provide health services to refugees and migrants worldwide Currently, more people than ever are living in a country other than the one in which they were born […]
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Clean Air: Why Africa should Scale up Home-grown Technologies

By Peter Musa Air quality experts have called for locally developed technological innovations such as clean energy and green manufacturing that will enhance Africa’s capacity to deal with every day pollutants, which collectively contribute to global warming. “Collaboration between governments, academic and research institutions should see the transformation of ideas into implementable technological innovations that […]
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