Kenya Launches Agenda to Harmonize Research in Reproductive Health

Kenya Launches Agenda to Harmonize Research in Reproductive Health By Mary Hearty Kenya has launched a five-year national agenda (2022-2027) to guide all players within the reproductive health research (RHR) space in the country, and improve the coordination of research and programmatic activities. The RHR agenda confirms country’s remarkable effort towards improving citizens’ ability to […]
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Limited access to financial services pushes informal business owners to embrace classical saving schemes

Limited access to financial services pushes informal business owners to embrace classical saving schemes By Ndabarasa Eugene Venantie Mukanyarwaya, a resident from Ndera, a village located in the outskirts of Kigali city used to wake up every morning to beat the traffic jam as she goes to buy supplies for her small shop at neighboring […]
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Institutional, Policy Challenges Hinder Growth of Integrated Pest Management

Institutional, Policy Challenges Hinder Growth of Integrated Pest Management By Sharon Atieno Though integrated pest management (IPM) is essential in achieving food sustainability in Africa, the uptake is still low. In a paper published in the journal Current Opinion in Insect Science,researchers note agricultural policy in Africa generally prioritises production and productivity above environmental sustainability, […]
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US$ One Million Integrated Ecosystem Program for Aquaculture in Kenya

US$ One Million Integrated Ecosystem Program for Aquaculture in Kenya By Evance Odhiambo Kenyan fish farmers will now benefit from a program aimed at increasing the profitability of their farms through a data-driven integrated ecosystem approach. The program, worth over kshs.100 million (about USD one million), is the first of its kind in the country […]
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Protect the Environment to Secure Groundwater

Protect the Environment to Secure Groundwater By Fredrick Mugira  Kakukuru-Rwenanura Town Council is found in Ntungamo District and lies within the Kagera basin in Uganda. Over the last six years, 12 shallow wells and 16 bore holes have dried up, according to Kahinda Misach, the former chairperson of the Rwikiniro sub-county who is now the […]
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East Africa: Rain Failure to Leave 26Mn People Food Insecure

East Africa: Rain Failure to Leave 26Mn People Food Insecure By Gift Briton Extreme food insecurity caused by drought resulting from persistent depressed rains is expected to affect up to 26 million people across the Eastern Horn of Africa by February 2023, should the October to December rains fail, Food Security and Nutrition Working Group(FSNWG) […]
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Kenya: Decentralize Care in the Fight against Hepatitis

Kenya: Decentralize Care in the Fight against Hepatitis By Elisha Singira In line with the 2022 Hepatitis theme of bringing care closer to people, Kenya has been urged to decentralize healthcare services to reach people living outside urban settings where it is mostly centralized. Leonard Otieno, the World Health Organization (WHO) representative  said during the World […]
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Alarm as 91 Million Africans Infected with Hepatitis B, C

Alarm as 91 Million Africans Infected with Hepatitis B, C By Winniecynthia Awuor Over 91 million Africans live with Hepatitis B or C, the deadliest strains of the virus for which testing and treatment remain beyond reach, a World Health Organization (WHO) scorecard shows. The viral hepatitis scorecard 2021 looks at data from the African region focusing […]
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New Fire Ready Formula, Public Spending to Reduce Wildfires

New Fire Ready Formula, Public Spending to Reduce Wildfires By Joyce Ojanji To prevent wildfires from getting worse and faster, a new ‘Fire Ready Formula’ backed by public spending is necessary to minimize the risk of extreme wildfires. This is according to Inger Andersen, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director. On humanity’s current course, global […]
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Countries Urged to Take Preventive Actions against Drowning

Countries Urged to Take Preventive Actions against Drowning By Gift Briton Drowning is one of the leading cause of death among children and adults between one and 24 years globally, resulting in at least 40 deaths every hour. As such, taking proven preventive actions is critical in saving lives, World Health Organization(WHO) says. Some of […]
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