HIV/AIDS: Progress Weakens as Resources Shrink

HIV/AIDS: Progress Weakens as Resources Shrink By Sharon Atieno With multiple and overlapping crises affecting the world including COVID-19, progress made in efforts to fight HIV/AIDS has faltered, a new United Nations (UN) AIDS report says. Over the past two and half years, the world has registered only 3.6% decrease in HIV infections- the lowest […]
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Competition to Enhance Geo-conservation in Protected Areas Underway

Competition to Enhance Geo-conservation in Protected Areas Underway By Elisha Singira The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) Map competition 2022 is currently ongoing. About 24 countries from Eastern and Southern Africa will be participating in the competition which is aimed at enhancing the role of Geo-conservation in protected areas management and environmental conservation. The […]
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Substance in Cabbage-like Vegetables Linked to Reduction of AMR

Substance in Cabbage-like Vegetables Linked to Reduction of AMR By Winniecynthia Awuor With antimicrobial resistance (AMR) posing a global health threat, a new study has shown that a substance found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables called 3,3’-diindolylmethane(DIM) can reduce resistance to certain antibiotics. Though DIM is already being used in high doses in the […]
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Kenya Records Depressed Rainfall for Two Consecutive Seasons

Kenya Records Depressed Rainfall for Two Consecutive Seasons By Gift Briton The amount of rainfall Kenya has been receiving during the long rains season which lasts from March to May has decreased. This is according to an assessment by the Kenya Meteorological Department(KMD) on rainfall recorded for this period. The weather organization notes that the performance […]
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Kenya Receives Equipment to Boost Diabetes, Hypertension Fight

Kenya Receives Equipment to Boost Diabetes, Hypertension Fight By Gift Briton Kenya has received a donation of research equipment used to predict the risk of hypertension, diabetes and eye conditions through retinal scanning. The Ministry of Health received the equipment on behalf of the Kenyan government from AstraZeneca during a ceremony in Nairobi. Hypertension (blood pressure) and diabetes are among […]
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Monkeypox, a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Monkeypox, a Public Health Emergency of International Concern By Elisha Singira Given the risk that Monkeypox poses globally, it has now been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO). The decision was arrived at after the WHO emergency committee assessed the required limits of an outbreak being declared […]
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APAC: People, Finance, Governance at the Centre of Kigali Call to Action

APAC: People, Finance, Governance at the Centre of Kigali Call to Action By Sharon Atieno Supporting custodians of nature, increased financial investment in nature conservation and addressing injustices experienced by indigenous communities are among the resolutions that make up the Kigali Call to Action during the inaugural International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Africa […]
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Pest Management :Reduce Maximum Concentration of Pesticide Residues, Study Says

Pest Management :Reduce Maximum Concentration of Pesticide Residues, Study Says By Mary Hearty Integrated pest management approach needs to focus on using interventions that lower maximum concentration of pesticide residues, especially by applying them according to label directions and the appropriate withdrawal period. This is according to a new study, by lead author Dr Tertia Grové of […]
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Eastern Africa: 50 Million Plus Food Insecure

Eastern Africa: 50 Million Plus Food Insecure By Willy Ngumbi Over 50 million people are expected to face high acute food insecurity levels in 2022 across Eastern Africa according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Focus On Food Crisis. According to the Integrated Food Security Classification(IPC) phases, food insecurity levels are expected to be […]
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Kenya: Counties Making Progress in Implementation of National AMR Action Plan

Kenya: Counties Making Progress in Implementation of National AMR Action Plan By Elisha Singira and Mary Hearty Bungoma, Trans Nzoia, Nyeri, Kiambu, Kisumu, Kilifi and Muranga are among the counties making tremendous progress in the implementation of the objectives of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Some of the indicators considered include […]
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