To Fight AMR, Curb Environmental Pollution

To Fight AMR, Curb Environmental Pollution By Sharon Atieno Curtailing pollution from hospital and community wastewater, effluent from pharmaceutical production, run-off originating from plant and animal agriculture and other forms of waste and releases, is crucial in reducing the spread and emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This is according to a new report released by […]
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WHO: Global Guidelines to Help in Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths

WHO: Global Guidelines to Help in Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths By Gift Briton To reduce inequalities in breast cancer deaths, the World Health Organization(WHO) has issued a new operational approach based on three pillars of action for countries to implement in their national programs. Launched a day ahead of the World Cancer Day campaign marked […]
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KEMRI’s New Facilities to Promote Responses to Future Health Pandemics

KEMRI’s New Facilities to Promote Responses to Future Health Pandemics By Mary Hearty The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) has put up a new laboratory platform for research in an effort to help fight new and re-emerging pandemics and outbreak containment. These new facilities to be based at the KEMRI Headquarters also have capabilities of […]
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African Leaders Join Hands to End AIDS in Children

African Leaders Join Hands to End AIDS in Children By Mary Hearty Ministers and representatives from twelve African countries have pledged to end AIDS in children by 2030 during the first ministerial meeting of the Global Alliance to End AIDs in Children. These countries include Angola, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo […]
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Kenya: Drones set to Improve Healthcare Services in Kisumu, Neighboring Counties

Kenya: Drones set to Improve Healthcare Services in Kisumu, Neighboring Counties By Evance Odhiambo Delivery of healthcare services is still a challenge affecting most devolved units in Kenya and Kisumu county is no exception. The key challenge being the timely availability of emergency supplies when need emerges in the peripheral facilities. To address this, the […]
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Countries Urged to Enforce laws to Curb New Tobacco Products

Countries Urged to Enforce laws to Curb New Tobacco Products By Gift Briton and Joyce Ojanji Although significant effort has been made by countries over the last decade to reduce tobacco smoking, experts warn that the increasing emergence of new tobacco products is posing serious health risks to populations and might reverse the gains that […]
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Mobilizing Domestic Resources Crucial as Contraceptives Demand Rise

Mobilizing Domestic Resources Crucial as Contraceptives Demand Rise By Joyce Ojanji The use of modern contraception is soaring in the world with an estimated 371 million women of reproductive age in low and lower-middle-income countries now using a modern method of family planning. This is according to the FP2030’s 2022 measurement Report, which was reviewed […]
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Eastern Africa Commits to Eliminate Leishmaniasis

Eastern Africa Commits to Eliminate Leishmaniasis By Gift Briton Several countries drawn from the Eastern Africa region have committed to the Nairobi Declaration on the elimination of visceral leishmaniasis in the region by 2030. These countries include Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Eritrea. The representatives of these countries speaking during the ongoing […]
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Strong Biorisk Management in Africa Crucial

Strong Biorisk Management in Africa Crucial By Mary Hearty Life sciences research in the African region has evolved over the years, and is currently vibrant and expanding, with increasing output and quality. However, challenges remain as most countries lack or have limited policies, training, appropriate health technologies and resources, hence underlining the need to strengthen biorisk […]
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