COVID-19: Sustainable Healthcare Waste Management Systems is Critical

By Mary Hearty Tens of thousands of tonnes of extra medical waste from the COVID-19 response has put tremendous strain on health care waste management systems around the world, threatening human and environmental health and exposing a dire need to improve waste management practices, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report reveals. The WHO Global analysis […]
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Kenya to Manufacture Snake Antivenom Locally by 2025

By Aziza Atieno By 2025, Kenya will be manufacturing snake antivenom locally, Dr. Wyckliff Omondi, Head division of vector borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases(NTD), Ministry of Health said during the commemoration of World NTD Day. The move is aimed at accelerating and controlling access to anti venom in remotely affected areas to reduce the burden of […]
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Kenya: MPDSR Unit Reducing Maternal Deaths in Bungoma County

By Treezer Michelle “A healthy pregnancy begins before conception and continues with prenatal care, along with early recognition and management of complications if they arise. Early initiation of prenatal care by pregnant women, and continuous monitoring of pregnancy by health providers, are key to helping prevent and treat severe pregnancy-related complications,” says Christine Naliaka, the Bungoma […]
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EU Implements Ban against Antibiotics Overuse in Farmed Animals

By Marlene Angir The European Union’s new laws banning farmed animals from being routinely fed a diet of antibiotics  has come into law today. The new regulations mean that only the sick, individual animals may be administered antibiotics unlike before, when majority of caged farmed animals across Europe would be dosed with antibiotics in their feed or water […]
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Crop Protection Tools Crucial for African Farmers

By Charity Wanja Pests and weeds are Paul Muriuki Mugambi’s biggest headache in is his five hectare piece of land located in Naru Moru , Lakipia County. Mugambi, who has specialized in export food crops such as baby corn and various types of peas is keen on good crop protection for a good harvest. The […]
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Biotechnology: Boosting Yields of  High-protein African Yam Bean

By Richard Wetaya African scientists are using the biotechnology tools to boost the climate-resiliency and yields of the high-protein African yam bean. The improved crop will be capable of providing food and nutrition security, income generation for farmers and employment for women and youth, researchers said. Scientists at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) […]
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Kenya:  Pilot Project Enhancing Internet Accessibility Targets 9,600 Students, 200 Teachers

By Peter Oliver Ochieng Kenya’s Information, Communications and Technology Authority (ICTA) is currently running an internet accessibility pilot project in schools targeting up to 9,600 students and 200 teachers. The pioneering project which was also installed at Kamusinga- one of Kenya’s top High Schools- in November, before being officially launched in December, 2021.   It is […]
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Kenya: Linda Mama Improving Maternal Health in Kisumu

By Evance Odhiambo Maternal health remains a major health challenge in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In Kenya, the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) was 362 deaths per 100,000 live births according to the statistics by the ministry of health. This among other maternal health challenges has changed since the introduction of Linda Mama program operated by National Hospital […]
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UNESCO Discovers the Largest Coral Reef in Tahiti

By Gift Briton           A scientific research mission supported by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has discovered one of the world’s largest coral reefs off the coasts of Tahiti. The rose-shaped coral reef which sits on 65 m depth is approximately 3km long and 60m wide. This is a highly unique discovery because […]
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WHO: Process Launched to Draft Protection Convention against Future Pandemic

By Faith Atieno On the 1st of December, the World Health Assembly agreed to kick start a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument under the Constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO) to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. In a Special Session-the second-ever since WHO’s founding in […]
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