Kenya: Brace for Sunny, Dry Weather

Kenya: Brace for Sunny, Dry Weather By Joyce Ojanji Most parts of Kenya are likely to remain generally sunny and dry in the next one week, with average daytime (maximum) temperature likely to be high (more than 30C) over some parts of North-western and North-eastern Kenya. According to the Kenya Meteorological Department(KMD), the highland west […]
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To Fight AMR, Curb Environmental Pollution

To Fight AMR, Curb Environmental Pollution By Sharon Atieno Curtailing pollution from hospital and community wastewater, effluent from pharmaceutical production, run-off originating from plant and animal agriculture and other forms of waste and releases, is crucial in reducing the spread and emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This is according to a new report released by […]
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Hot, Dry Conditions Expected in Most Parts of Eastern Africa 

Hot, Dry Conditions Expected in Most Parts of Eastern Africa  By Gift Briton In the next seven days, most parts of Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Uganda, and northern and eastern Kenya are likely to remain dry. This is according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development(IGAD)’s Climate Prediction and Applications Centre(ICPAC) weekly weather forecast. […]
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WHO: Global Guidelines to Help in Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths

WHO: Global Guidelines to Help in Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths By Gift Briton To reduce inequalities in breast cancer deaths, the World Health Organization(WHO) has issued a new operational approach based on three pillars of action for countries to implement in their national programs. Launched a day ahead of the World Cancer Day campaign marked […]
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KEMRI’s New Facilities to Promote Responses to Future Health Pandemics

KEMRI’s New Facilities to Promote Responses to Future Health Pandemics By Mary Hearty The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) has put up a new laboratory platform for research in an effort to help fight new and re-emerging pandemics and outbreak containment. These new facilities to be based at the KEMRI Headquarters also have capabilities of […]
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Kenya: Weevils Effective in Fighting Invasive Weed in Maasai-Mara Ecosystem

Kenya: Weevils Effective in Fighting Invasive Weed in Maasai-Mara Ecosystem By Sharon Atieno Weevils are proving effective in curbing the spread of water lettuce (a floating aquatic plant with leaves that resemble lettuce) along the Naretoi Conservancy, part of the Maasai-Mara ecosystem in Kenya. Water lettuce – also known locally as ‘yungi’ – can have […]
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African Leaders Join Hands to End AIDS in Children

African Leaders Join Hands to End AIDS in Children By Mary Hearty Ministers and representatives from twelve African countries have pledged to end AIDS in children by 2030 during the first ministerial meeting of the Global Alliance to End AIDs in Children. These countries include Angola, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo […]
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Climate Change: Upscaling Digital Adaptation Solutions to Boost Food Security in Eastern Africa

Climate Change: Upscaling Digital Adaptation Solutions to Boost Food Security in Eastern Africa By Gift Briton and Sharon Atieno Climate change has had a serious impact on the capacity of African nations, especially in the Greater Horn of Africa, to produce enough food. The situation is so bad that the Food Security and Nutrition Working […]
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SDG 5: IDRC Empowering Women in Science

SDG 5: IDRC Empowering Women in Science By Mary Hearty Though the sustainable development goal (SDG) five calls for gender equality and empowering women and girls, they remain underrepresented in science fields. In 2021, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) estimated that 45-55% of students globally at the master’s and bachelor’s levels of study […]
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Kenya: Drones set to Improve Healthcare Services in Kisumu, Neighboring Counties

Kenya: Drones set to Improve Healthcare Services in Kisumu, Neighboring Counties By Evance Odhiambo Delivery of healthcare services is still a challenge affecting most devolved units in Kenya and Kisumu county is no exception. The key challenge being the timely availability of emergency supplies when need emerges in the peripheral facilities. To address this, the […]
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