Countries urged to Accelerate Trials on Anti-Microbial Resistant Vaccines

AMR: Countries urged to Accelerate Trials on Vaccines By Elisha Singira With nearly five million deaths per year attributed to resistant bacterial infections and over one million deaths directly linked to antimicrobial-resistant (AMR), the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries to accelerate trials for AMR related vaccines in late-stage development and maximize the […]
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Dry Conditions to Continue in Most Parts of Kenya

Dry Conditions to Continue in Most Parts of Kenya By Willy Ngumbi Most parts of the Kenya are likely to continue being dry, however, moderate rainfall may be experienced in certain parts including the Highlands West of Rift Valley, the Coast and the Highlands East of Rift Valley. This is according to the Kenya Meteorological […]
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World Population to Reach Eight Billion in 2022, Growth Rate Stalls

World Population to Reach Eight Billion in 2022, Growth Rate Stalls By Winnie Cynthia Awuor The global population is predicted to reach eight billion by November 2022 and India to surpass china as the world most populous country in 2023 according to the United Nations(UN) prospect report. “This year marks a milestone in the history of the world’s population […]
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€1.2Mn to Upscale Climate Change Adaptation in Kenya

€1.2Mn to Upscale Climate Change Adaptation in Kenya By Gift Briton The University of Nairobi(UoN) has signed a partnership agreement worth Kshs. 140 million (€ 1.2 million) with the Global Centre on Adaption(GCA) in a bid to accelerate innovation and adaptations on climate resilience in the country. This agreement was signed during the inauguration ceremony […]
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Kenya’s President Inaugurated as Global Climate Champion

Kenya’s President Inaugurated as Global Climate Champion By Joyce Ojanji Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta was inaugurated as the Global Champion for the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP), an initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA), at an event held at the University of Nairobi. The Head of State was given […]
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Call for Application: PhD Scholarship for African Students

Call for Application: PhD Scholarship for African Students The African Scientific, Research and Innovation Council (ASRIC), a special advisory body to the African Union, in partnership with Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes (UEMF), Morocco is offering a scholarship opportunity for PhD African students interested in doing research on artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing and materials, renewable energy, […]
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COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing: African Countries Urged to Expand Focus

COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing: African Countries Urged to Expand Focus By Mary Hearty With African countries showing interest in setting up their own COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing facilities in order to become self-reliant, they have been urged to expand their focus beyond COVID-19. These sentiments were shared by Dr. Patrick Osewe, Chief of the Health Sector Group […]
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Severe Health Crisis Looms in Eastern Africa as Food Insecurity Worsens

Severe Health Crisis Looms in Eastern Africa as Food Insecurity Worsens By Mary Hearty With the intense conflict, extreme weather events – including the worst drought in 40 years – induced by climate change, rising international food and fuel prices and the impact of the pandemic, the eastern Africa region is reportedly facing severe food […]
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Kenya Launches Initiative to Reduce Road Traffic Deaths, Injuries

Kenya Launches Initiative to Reduce Road Traffic Deaths, Injuries By Gift Briton Globally, over one million people die every year as a result of road traffic crashes with nearly 9 in 10 of these deaths occurring in low-and middle-income countries, costing them up to 3% of their gross domestic product, according to World Health Organization(WHO). Being among […]
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Africities Summit: Climate Action Needed in African Intermediary Cities

Africities Summit: Climate Action Needed in African Intermediary Cities By Evance Odhiambo Intermediary cities face a number of challenges in Africa in matters climate change. From planning, leadership, inadequate technical capacity, lack of innovation, financing and political will; it is evident that many cities struggle with ways of tackling climate change. Addressing a session with […]
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