New Treatment for Visceral Leishamaniasis Effective -Study Says

New Treatment for Visceral Leishamaniasis Effective -Study Says By Sharon Atieno The new treatment for visceral leishmaniasis, a neglected tropical disease caused by sandflies is effective, a new study published in The Clinical Infectious Journal reveals. The study conducted in Eastern Africa by Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a non-profit medical research organization and […]
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Kenya: Border Screening Heightened as Ebola Cases Rise in Uganda

Kenya: Border Screening Heightened as Ebola Cases Rise in Uganda By Peter Oliver Ochieng The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Kenya has heightened screening at the Busia and Malaba border points, two weeks after an outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in neighbouring Uganda. Over 36 cases have been reported, claiming over 20 lives, according […]
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Africa: Dire Action Needed as Malnutrition, Food Insecurity Worsens

Africa: Dire Action Needed as Malnutrition, Food Insecurity Worsens By Sharon Atieno With the October- December (OND) rainfall season expected to be below average in most parts of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region especially the drought affected areas, urgent assistance is needed to address the worsening levels of malnutrition and food security. This […]
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Trachoma Ends in Malawi

Trachoma Ends in Malawi By Joyce Ojanji Malawi becomes the first in southern Africa and the fifth in Africa to eliminate trachoma, a bacterial eye infection that can cause irreversible blindness if untreated. This follows the establishment of a national task force that implemented the World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended SAFE strategy to control the disease which entailed training a […]
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New Initiative for Improving Cervical, Breast Cancer Outcomes Underway

New Initiative for Improving Cervical, Breast Cancer Outcomes Underway By Mary Hearty In an effort to improve cervical and breast cancer outcomes for women and patients in resource-constrained countries, Roche and the John Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics have partnered to support the implementation of sustainable programs meant to meet their […]
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Africa: Alarm as Antimicrobial Resistance Testing Capacity Wanting

Africa: Alarm as Antimicrobial Resistance Testing Capacity Wanting By Sharon Atieno Though Africa was found to have the highest mortality rate from antimicrobial resistance (AMR) infections in the world, with 24 deaths per 100,000 attributable to AMR in 2019, testing is still a challenge for most African countries. This is according to a new data released on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) […]
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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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