Trachoma Ends in Malawi

Trachoma Ends in Malawi By Joyce Ojanji Malawi becomes the first in southern Africa and the fifth in Africa to eliminate trachoma, a bacterial eye infection that can cause irreversible blindness if untreated. This follows the establishment of a national task force that implemented the World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended SAFE strategy to control the disease which entailed training a […]
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Kenya: Bamboo Planting Improving Resilience against Floods

Kenya: Bamboo Planting Improving Resilience against Floods By Saumu Juma Climate change has continued to raise havoc in many areas, and Kenya has been no exception with perennial floods causing untold damages. In 2020 alone, around 233,000 people were affected by the floods and more than 116,000 displaced, after two consecutive seasons of record rains […]
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New Initiative for Improving Cervical, Breast Cancer Outcomes Underway

New Initiative for Improving Cervical, Breast Cancer Outcomes Underway By Mary Hearty In an effort to improve cervical and breast cancer outcomes for women and patients in resource-constrained countries, Roche and the John Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics have partnered to support the implementation of sustainable programs meant to meet their […]
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Ethiopian Jurists Trained on Biotechnology

Ethiopian Jurists Trained on Biotechnology By Gift Briton As one of the emerging research activities in Africa, experts have noted that it is imperative to create awareness among judges and lawyers on the essence of biotechnology research including national biosafety laws, international instruments, social and political challenges in biotechnology so that they can make decisions […]
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Bushmeat Poaching, Sustainable Management of Wildlife Vital

Bushmeat Poaching, Sustainable Management of Wildlife Vital By Sharon Atieno With 285 mammal species worldwide threatened with extinction due to hunting for wildlife meat and increased emergence of zoonotic diseases (disease transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa), sustainable management of wildlife is critical for survival of both human and wildlife species. Research shows […]
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Pastoralism Facing Extinction in Eastern Africa

Pastoralism Facing Extinction in Eastern Africa By Gift Briton With the compounding effects of climate change, declining grazing lands, inter-clan clashes and poor government policies -undermining its productivity and sustainability, research shows that pastoralism in Eastern Africa including Kenya is facing extinction. According to a research by Walter Wafula, a post graduate researcher at the University of […]
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Kenya: Kisumu Farmers Reaping from Climate-smart Farming

Kenya: Kisumu Farmers Reaping from Climate-smart Farming By Evance Odhiambo Withered crops and malnourished livestock paint the picture of how adverse climate change can be as you walk around several villages in Lower Nyakach, Kisumu County. The area receives little rainfall that cannot support productive agricultural activities. Residents here largely depend on rainwater and this […]
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Rainfall Continues in Most Parts of Kenya, KMD Says

Rainfall Continues in Most Parts of Kenya, KMD Says By Joyce Ojanji Rainfall is expected in most parts of the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria basin and the central and south Rift valley, north western Kenya and the Coast, according to the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD). Occasional cold and cloudy conditions, at times accompanied […]
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