Act Now before Ukraine War Plunges Millions into Malnutrition

Act Now before Ukraine War Plunges Millions into Malnutrition Governments, donors and others must step up to protect current and future generations from the devastating effects of malnutrition, as well as to prevent acute food insecurity. By Saskia Osendarp , Gerda Verburg , Zulfiqar Bhutta , Robert E. Black , Saskia de Pee , Cecilia Fabrizio , Derek Headey , Rebecca Heidkamp , David Laborde & Marie T. Ruel As the devastation in […]
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Insight into the War against Drug Resistant Malaria Parasites

Insight into the War against Drug Resistant Malaria Parasites By Mary Hearty (Interview with Dr Daniel Kiboi, African Academy of Sciences Fellow) At the moment, the World Health Organization (WHO)ranks antimicrobial resistance as one of the top 10 global public health threats as microbes are increasingly developing resistance to even the last lines of drugs used […]
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High Rainfall Expected across East Africa

By Mary Hearty Most parts of Eastern Africa will receive more than normal rainfall with moderate temperatures in the next seven days. This is according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Predictions and Applications Centre (ICPAC) weekly weather predictions. Further, heavy rainfall is expected over cross border areas of Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya, and isolated areas in […]
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A Dedicated Urban Agriculture Policy is Crucial for Nutrition Security

A Dedicated Urban Agriculture Policy is Crucial for Nutrition Security By Shreya Raman and Gitonga Njeru Phylis Wanjiru, 33, is longing to be a mother but both of her pregnancies to date have not been successful. Her first one ended within three months with a miscarriage and while her second pregnancy reached full-term, the baby […]
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UN Convention to Combat Desertification joins Global Landscapes Forum

UN Convention to Combat Desertification joins Global Landscapes Forum By Sharon Atieno The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has joined the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) as its 33rd Charter Member. This move comes at a time when drought and desertification continue to  pose a serious threat to the African continent. As of 19th […]
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Kenya to Experience High Rainfall

Kenya to Experience High Rainfall By Gift Briton Most parts of the Kenya are likely to experience more than normal rainfall in the next seven days (19-25th April 2022) with moderate temperatures during the day and night, according to Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD’s) weekly weather forecast. Also, some areas including parts of the Lake Victoria […]
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WHO Calls for Routine COVID-19 Testing, Surveillance

WHO Calls for Routine COVID-19 Testing, Surveillance By Mary Hearty African countries have been urged to scale up sustained levels of routine testing, contact tracing and surveillance as they continue to relax social protection measures, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. This comes after a recent analysis by WHO revealed that available data is likely only scratching the surface of […]
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Early Warnings Crucial in Mitigating the Impacts of Weather Disasters

Early Warnings Crucial in Mitigating the Impacts of Weather Disasters By Gift Briton Human induced climate change fueled the intensity and frequency of heavy rainfall experienced in Southeast Africa early this year, according to a new rapid attribution analysis by World Weather Attribution. Between January and March (within six weeks), three tropical cyclones and two […]
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