Kenya to Host Global Summit on Neglected Tropical Diseases

Kenya to Host Global Summit on Neglected Tropical Diseases By Sharon Atieno With over 1.7 billion people suffering from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), most of them in Africa and other developing countries in Asia and Latin America, Kenya is set to host the global summit on NTDs which will run from May 29 – June […]
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WHO Urges Vigilance as Non-Endemic Countries Report Monkeypox Cases

WHO Urges Vigilance as Non-Endemic Countries Report Monkeypox Cases By Mary Hearty With the emerging reported cases of monkeypox even in non-endemic countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged the public to be on the alert for signals related to patients presenting with symptoms of the disease which include an abnormal rash that progresses […]
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Astrazeneca Vaccine Approved in the EU as Third Dose Booster

Astrazeneca Vaccine Approved in the EU as Third Dose Booster The European Union (EU) has approved the use of AstraZeneca’s (www.AstraZeneca.com) COVID-19 vaccine as a third dose booster in adults. According to the approval by the European Medicine Agency (EMA), healthcare professionals can now use AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a third dose booster in patients previously given […]
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WAP Urges Countries to Impose Moratorium on Factory Farming

WAP Urges Countries to Impose Moratorium on Factory Farming By Gift Briton (ScienceAfrica Correspondent) As the world prepares for COP27 to be held in November 2022 in Cairo, Egypt, World Animal Protection(WAP) has called for a moratorium on factory farming, which contributes up to 26% of the ongoing global climate change. According to the organization, […]
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Africities Summit: Kenya’s President Calls for Sustainable Solutions to Urban Problems

Africities Summit: Kenya’s President Calls for Sustainable Solutions to Urban Problems 10,000 delegates attending Africa adversely affected by climate change – US Special Envoy John Kerry Half of Africa’s rural population will migrate to cities by 2050 – Maimunah .M. Sharif By Evance Odhiambo Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged African nations to find tangible […]
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Varsities Making Strides in Ventilator Innovations

Varsities Making Strides in Ventilator Innovations By Gift Briton At the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, Kenya only had about 500 ventilators serving over five million people. When the pandemic hit the country, ventilators were on high demand and commanded high prices creating urgent need to for more and affordable ventilators. It is against this background […]
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Underutilized Crops, Animal Species adding Value to African Porridge

Underutilized Crops, Animal Species adding Value to African Porridge By Mary Hearty The African porridge- made from cereal grains – is one of the staple African foods as it is consumed in most households as a weaning food for infants, nourishment for nursing mothers, the elderly and patients; a go-to breakfast, refreshment, and for some, a main meal. […]
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Locally Made Water Purification System Registering Positive Results

Locally Made Water Purification System Registering Positive Results By Mary Hearty Safe and readily available water remains important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production or recreational purposes. Yet, it is estimated that about 115 people in Africa die every hour from diseases linked to poor sanitation, poor hygiene […]
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Urgent Need to Adjust COVID-19 Vaccination Approach 

Urgent Need to Adjust COVID-19 Vaccination Approach  Latest analysis of data demonstrates that quickly channeling doses to vulnerable groups can save lives and reduce medical Bills. Results from the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme’s latest modelling on COVID-19 vaccine scale-up within the country show that country’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign can achieve greater value for money if […]
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From Source to Water Bodies and Dining Table: Tracking the Journey of Plastics in Uganda

From Source to Water Bodies and Dining Table: Tracking the Journey of Plastics in Uganda By Fred Mugira Last February, Ramathan Kimbugwe, the CEO of Prowess Communications Company, was jogging early morning when he noticed something strange about a river in his community. Thousands of used plastic bottles were heaping in Rwizi, a lifeline river for over […]
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