Leave Bats Alone

Leave Bats Alone By Sharon Atieno Though bats have been linked to various diseases globally including Ebola, Marburg, Nipah, Hendra, Middle East respiratory coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and COVID-19 among others, human interference in most instances have contributed significantly to these transmissions. Speaking during a Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (MESHA) biodiversity café in Nairobi, […]
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Decontamination Plants to Boost Kenya’s Fight against Aflatoxin

Decontamination Plants to Boost Kenya’s Fight against Aflatoxin With aflatoxin, a cancer-causing substance, contaminating grains and posing a serious concern for food safety and trade, Kenya has received two state-of-the-art decontamination plants to deal with the issue. The facilities worth CA$ 1.6 million (approximately Ksh190 million) were handed over to the National Cereals and Produce […]
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Kenya: Regional Hub Launched to Reduce Health Inequities in Africa

Kenya: Regional Hub Launched to Reduce Health Inequities in Africa By Gift Briton With more than five in ten people still lacking access to health care, the establishment of VillageReach’s Africa regional hub in Nairobi, Kenya is expected to optimize the organization’s efforts to reduce health inequities in the continent. VillageReach is a global nonprofit […]
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New Drug to Reduce Malaria Rates among HIV Pregnant Women Unveiled

New Drug to Reduce Malaria Rates among HIV Pregnant Women Unveiled By Sharon Atieno A group of researchers have found that a new drug combination could substantially reduce malaria risk among HIV pregnant women, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. The new treatment includes the addition of the monthly antimalarial drug dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine to the daily co-trimoxazole antibiotic. […]
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Unemployment Rate to Increase in 2024

Unemployment Rate to Increase in 2024 By Bella Conte Though the global unemployment rate in 2023 was lower than the pandemic started, this year, the number of jobless people is set to increase by two million. This is according to the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s World Employment and Social Outlook Trends:2024 report. In this regard, […]
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Heavy Rains to Continue Over Several Parts of East Africa

Heavy Rains to Continue Over Several Parts of East Africa By Gift Briton Burundi, Rwanda, and most parts of northern and eastern Tanzania are anticipated to receive heavy rainfall in the next seven days, according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)’s Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC). The heavy rainfall is likely to cause wetter […]
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