Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution Likely to Cause Premature Death

Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution Likely to Cause Premature Death By Gift Briton With research showing that air pollution in most Kenyan cities are beyond the threshold, experts note that long-term exposure to ambient air pollution may cause lung cancer, stroke and heart failure thereby leading to premature death. Furthermore, World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that […]
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Kenya: Boreholes, Relief to Nairobi Residents

Kenya: Boreholes, Relief to Nairobi Residents By Elisha Singira Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a deteriorating water situation. The demand has increased due to ongoing, unprecedented urbanization and continuous economic expansion, while raw water availability is being constrained by climate change, according to the 2019 situation analysis by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). […]
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Most Parts of Kenya to Experience Increased Rainfall

Most Parts of Kenya to Experience Increased Rainfall By Joyce Ojanji Increased rainfall is expected over several places in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Central and South Rift Valley, the Coast and North Western Kenya, according to the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) weekly forecast. The forecast notes that morning rains, […]
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Road Safety Reporting Workshop for African Journalists and Journalism Trainers

Call for Applications for African Journalists and Media Trainers Africa has the highest road traffic fatality rate in the world. Over 800 people are killed in road crashes every day, more than half of them vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. It’s a public health crisis that is entirely preventable. It’s also a […]
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Africa: Meningitis Outbreak Threatens Over 50 Million Children

Africa: Meningitis Outbreak Threatens Over 50 Million Children By Mary Hearty In Africa, meningitis type A, one of the deadliest and most disabling illness season is particularly long, stretching from January to June, according to World Health Organization (WHO). With the COVID-19 pandemic delaying meningitis vaccination campaigns for more than 50 million children in Africa, […]
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6th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, Host Needed

6th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, Host Needed By Joyce Ojanji The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have called for proposals to host the 6th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC6) in 2026. IMPAC aims to share knowledge and experience, and to join efforts to strengthen best practices in the creation and management of […]
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Climate Change: Reasons Why Africa Needs Support

Climate Change: Reasons Why Africa Needs Support By Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and Prof. Dr Patrick Verkooijen With much of the world struggling with crippling spikes in energy and food prices, it is tempting to set aside longer-term challenges such as climate change. In an August Ipsos poll of what worries the world, climate change languishes in seventh […]
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Malaria : Booster Doses Needed to Sustain Protection in Children

Malaria : Booster Doses Needed to Sustain Protection in Children By Mary Hearty A new study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases suggests that malaria booster vaccine doses are likely needed to sustain protection in children in Africa, especially those living in areas of highly seasonal malaria transmission. Speaking during a media briefing held by the Science […]
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Urgent Assistance Needed to Avert Acute Hunger Crisis in Somalia

Urgent Assistance Needed to Avert Acute Hunger Crisis in Somalia By Mary Hearty An estimated 20.5 million people across the Horn of Africa are reportedly facing a dire and entirely avoidable hunger crisis, with Somalia being hit hardest. According to a statement by the principals of Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) of the World Health Organization […]
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New Executive Director for Drugs for Neglected Tropical Diseases initiative

New Executive Director for Drugs for Neglected Tropical Diseases initiative By Mary Hearty Dr Luiz Pizarro, a medical doctor and global health expert is the new Executive Director of the Drugs for Neglected Tropical Diseases initiative (DNDi), an international non-profit medical research organization. The global health expert succeeds Dr Bernard Pécoul, who founded the organization […]
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