Africa: Rising Climate-linked Health Emergencies, Three Initiatives to Increase Preparedness

Africa: Rising Climate-linked Health Emergencies, Three Initiatives to Increase Preparedness By Sharon Atieno More than half of public health emergencies recorded in the African region over the past two decades are climate-related, a new analysis by World Health Organization (WHO) shows. The analysis found that of the 2121 public health events recorded in the region […]
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icipe, Sida Renew Cooperation to Strengthen Capacity of EA Scientists

icipe, Sida Renew Cooperation to Strengthen Capacity of EA Scientists By Mary Hearty The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) have signed a new five-year cooperation agreement to implement phase III of the Bioresources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development Programme (BioInnovate Africa). The commitment of […]
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Africa: Rwanda’s Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution to Scale up Technology

Africa: Rwanda’s Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution to Scale up Technology By Mary Hearty The Ministry of Information Communication Technology and Innovation of Rwanda, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, has launched the first Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) in Africa to help scale up technology through governance. The C4IRs shape new […]
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Global Initiative to Fight Mosquito-borne Viruses Launched

Global Initiative to Fight Mosquito-borne Viruses Launched By Sharon Atieno The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the Global Arbovirus initiative to tackle the rising trend in arboviruses- viruses transmitted by insects that bite and feed on blood such as Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika and Yellow Fever. These four diseases transmitted by the Aedes mosquitoes are […]
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Africa: Family Planning Regional Hub Launched

Africa: Family Planning Regional Hub Launched By Mary Hearty The Family Planning 2030 (FP2030) initiative is committed to accelerate coordination and improve access to maternal child health as well as sexual and reproductive health for women and girls in East and Southern Africa, through the newly launched regional hub at the Amref Health Africa headquarters […]
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Tailoring, Entrepreneurship Programs Improving Women’s Livelihoods in Kibera Slums

Tailoring, Entrepreneurship Programs Improving Women’s Livelihoods in Kibera Slums By Gift Briton Growing up in Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya,  Lavender Adhiambo witnessed a lot violence being met particularly on young women and girls like her where most of them are denied economic opportunities which she attributed to gender inequality, a problem which is deeply […]
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Countries Relaxing COVID-19 Measures, WHO calls for Vigilance

Countries Relaxing COVID-19 Measures, WHO calls for Vigilance By Gift Briton As most African countries lift and adjust some key COVID-19 control measures, thanks to the significant drop of new cases, the World Health Organization(WHO) warns that this needs to be executed with caution. According to WHO, even though the need to reopen the economy […]
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Kenya: Viruses to Complement Antibiotics in Treatment

Kenya: Viruses to Complement Antibiotics in Treatment By Sharon Atieno Though viruses have been known to cause diseases in human beings and animals, they could be the solution to fighting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and averting 10 million deaths expected annually by 2050. With the increased cases of antibiotics’ resistance, bacteriophages (phages) – virus that attack […]
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