PELIS Approach Increasing Kenyan Forest Cover

By Sharon Atieno Despite forests playing a key role in absorption of greenhouse gas emissions and consequently reducing the negative impacts of climate change, Kenya has been losing its forest cover at an alarming rate. According to the Global Forest Watch, from 2013 to 2020, 80% of tree cover loss in Kenya occurred within natural […]
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Omicron Variant, a Cause to Worry as Young People Most Affected

By James Ochieng “The new variant Omicron has proven to spread faster than the other COVID-19 variants and is affecting individuals more so the youth and the young population who are not in the vaccination bracket,” said Prof. Walter Jaoko an expert in Medical Microbiology and Tropical Medicine during an African Science Media Center  (AfriSMC) […]
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WHO Warns against Blood Plasma Transfusion to Treat COVID-19

By Naomi Kitur and Faith Atieno Convalescent plasma, a transfusion of blood plasma from someone who has recovered from COVID-19, is not recommended for patients with non-severe COVID-19, says World Health Organization (WHO). Despite its prior promise, current evidence shows that it does not improve survival nor reduce the need for mechanical ventilation, and it […]
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Omicron Variant: Countries Urged to Enhance Surveillance among Other Measures

By Saumu Juma The detection of the Omicron variant in South Africa has resulted in tension globally as its intensity compared to the Delta variant which was termed deadly remains unknown. In order to contain the spread of the variant, scientists are doing research and giving recommendations. According to Prof.  Walter Jaoko, an expert in […]
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COVID-19 Linked to Rise in Malaria Cases, Deaths

By Naomi Kitur New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted malaria services, leading to a marked increase in cases and deaths. According to WHO’s latest World malaria report, there were an estimated 241 million malaria cases and 627 000 malaria deaths worldwide in 2020. This represents about 14 million more cases […]
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Mobile Application provide Extension Services to Sugarcane Farmers in Western Kenya

By Fredrick Odiero  For a long time farmers within the Lake Region Economic bloc (LREB) have had to depend on other sources such as cartels or third parties to get information to their disadvantage. The situation has even been made worse due to the limited number of agricultural extension officers across the country following a […]
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African Scientists Intensify Research on Marine Life Supporting Blue Economy

By Peter Musa Scientists from Africa have joined hands with those from the rest of the world to intensify research on threats facing oceans and inland waters, whose co-existence supports the Blue economy. As nations exercise their liberties in mining fortunes within blue economy, marine scientists and conservationists warn that the remaining ocean and marine […]
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Botswana Making Strides in Elimination of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

By Sharon Atieno Globally, 15 countries have been certified for eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission. None of them had an epidemic as large as Botswana. The country has the world’s fourth highest HIV prevalence (20.3%) but has made significant strides in fighting the virus. So much so, that the World Health Organization (WHO) awarded Botswana the […]
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