Kenya Reaping from Inclusion of Dogs in Fighting Wildlife Crime

Kenya Reaping from Inclusion of Dogs in Fighting Wildlife Crime By Sharon Atieno With poaching and other wildlife crimes fueling population decline among different species in Kenya, the inclusion of dogs to combat such crimes is bearing fruits. The dogs comprising the Belgian malinois, German shepherd, Springer spaniel and Bloodhound species are part of the […]
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Eastern Africa Commits to Eliminate Leishmaniasis

Eastern Africa Commits to Eliminate Leishmaniasis By Gift Briton Several countries drawn from the Eastern Africa region have committed to the Nairobi Declaration on the elimination of visceral leishmaniasis in the region by 2030. These countries include Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Eritrea. The representatives of these countries speaking during the ongoing […]
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Strong Biorisk Management in Africa Crucial

Strong Biorisk Management in Africa Crucial By Mary Hearty Life sciences research in the African region has evolved over the years, and is currently vibrant and expanding, with increasing output and quality. However, challenges remain as most countries lack or have limited policies, training, appropriate health technologies and resources, hence underlining the need to strengthen biorisk […]
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Halting Deforestation, Cost-Effective Action for Delaying Climate Change

Halting Deforestation, Cost-Effective Action for Delaying Climate Change By Mary Hearty Forests play a critical role in delaying climate change by absorbing a significant amount of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere as they sequester twice as much as they emit. According to the World Resources Institute, the world’s forests absorbed 16 billion metric tonnes of carbon […]
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Five Billion People at Risk of Heart Disease

Five Billion People at Risk of Heart Disease Mary Hearty Five billion people globally remain unprotected from harmful trans-fat, increasing their risk of heart disease and death. This is according to an annual status report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and  Resolve to Save Lives dubbed Countdown to 2023 – WHO report on global trans-fat elimination 2022. Industrially […]
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Tunisia to Produce Natural Supplement to Fight Antibiotic Misuse in Poultry

Tunisia to Produce Natural Supplement to Fight Antibiotic Misuse in Poultry By Sharon Atieno Despite poultry farming being a strategic sector in Tunisia, accounting for 33% of animal production and 59% of meat consumed in the country, antibiotic misuse continues to be a major challenge. Of 76 countries ranked in the 2018 report titled Global […]
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New 100-Day Target for Vaccine Deployment during Pandemic

New 100-Day Target for Vaccine Deployment during Pandemic By Joyce Ojanji The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations (CEPI) has set a new  100-day goal for the deployment of new vaccines for future pandemics. The announcement was made during the 53rd World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland to discuss what key lessons had been […]
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African Countries Urged to Submit Real-Time Sequenced Data

African Countries Urged to Submit Real-Time Sequenced Data By Sharon Atieno With COVID-19 variants still posing a global public health threat, African countries have been urged to submit real-time sequenced data of the virus to global databases. Racheal Achila, Technical Officer, Laboratory Emergency Preparedness and Response Program, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa […]
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WHO to Establish a Council for Accelerating Development of TB Vaccine

WHO to Establish a Council for Accelerating Development of TB Vaccine By Gift Briton The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to establish Tuberculosis (TB) Vaccine Accelerator Council to speed up the licensing and use of effective novel vaccines against the disease. Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General announced during a high-level panel at the World Economic […]
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Plant Health Strategy to Better Food Security in Africa

Plant Health Strategy to Better Food Security in Africa By Gift Briton With robust plant health systems and reduced pest risks contributing to better livelihoods, enhanced trade and biodiversity preservation, Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) in Africa is working with the Inter-African Phytosanitary Council of the African Union (AU-IAPSC) to roll out a […]
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