Adoption of Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems Crucial

Adoption of Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems Crucial By Joyce Ojanji To increase productivity and sustain resilience in food systems and nutrition security across Africa, technologies including digital solutions, data management systems, climate smart varieties, hybrid seeds and agricultural mechanization need to be adopted, agricultural experts say. They were speaking during a jointly organized global event […]
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Africa: Alarm as Antimicrobial Resistance Testing Capacity Wanting

Africa: Alarm as Antimicrobial Resistance Testing Capacity Wanting By Sharon Atieno Though Africa was found to have the highest mortality rate from antimicrobial resistance (AMR) infections in the world, with 24 deaths per 100,000 attributable to AMR in 2019, testing is still a challenge for most African countries. This is according to a new data released on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) […]
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WHO Launches New Framework, Reveals the Benefits of Life Science

WHO Launches New Framework, Reveals the Benefits of Life Science By Winniecynthia Awuor The world health organization (WHO) has launched a global guidance framework for the responsible use of life science. This framework calls for leaders and stakeholders to mitigate bio-risks and safely govern dual-use research, which has a clear benefit but can be misused […]
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Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution Likely to Cause Premature Death

Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution Likely to Cause Premature Death By Gift Briton With research showing that air pollution in most Kenyan cities are beyond the threshold, experts note that long-term exposure to ambient air pollution may cause lung cancer, stroke and heart failure thereby leading to premature death. Furthermore, World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that […]
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Kenya: Boreholes, Relief to Nairobi Residents

Kenya: Boreholes, Relief to Nairobi Residents By Elisha Singira Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a deteriorating water situation. The demand has increased due to ongoing, unprecedented urbanization and continuous economic expansion, while raw water availability is being constrained by climate change, according to the 2019 situation analysis by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). […]
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Most Parts of Kenya to Experience Increased Rainfall

Most Parts of Kenya to Experience Increased Rainfall By Joyce Ojanji Increased rainfall is expected over several places in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Central and South Rift Valley, the Coast and North Western Kenya, according to the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) weekly forecast. The forecast notes that morning rains, […]
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Road Safety Reporting Workshop for African Journalists and Journalism Trainers

Call for Applications for African Journalists and Media Trainers Africa has the highest road traffic fatality rate in the world. Over 800 people are killed in road crashes every day, more than half of them vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. It’s a public health crisis that is entirely preventable. It’s also a […]
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Africa: Meningitis Outbreak Threatens Over 50 Million Children

Africa: Meningitis Outbreak Threatens Over 50 Million Children By Mary Hearty In Africa, meningitis type A, one of the deadliest and most disabling illness season is particularly long, stretching from January to June, according to World Health Organization (WHO). With the COVID-19 pandemic delaying meningitis vaccination campaigns for more than 50 million children in Africa, […]
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