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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Countries Urged to Enforce laws to Curb New Tobacco Products

Countries Urged to Enforce laws to Curb New Tobacco Products By Gift Briton and Joyce Ojanji Although significant effort has been made by countries over the last decade to reduce tobacco smoking, experts warn that the increasing emergence of new tobacco products is posing serious health risks to populations and might reverse the gains that […]
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Critical Food Insecurity Persists in Most Parts of Eastern Africa

Critical Food Insecurity Persists in Most Parts of Eastern Africa By Mary Hearty With the region likely to record drier-than-normal conditions, critical food insecurity is still expected in most parts of Eastern Africa over the next two months. These include Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and northwestern Tanzania. This is according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate […]
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Mobilizing Domestic Resources Crucial as Contraceptives Demand Rise

Mobilizing Domestic Resources Crucial as Contraceptives Demand Rise By Joyce Ojanji The use of modern contraception is soaring in the world with an estimated 371 million women of reproductive age in low and lower-middle-income countries now using a modern method of family planning. This is according to the FP2030’s 2022 measurement Report, which was reviewed […]
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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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$2.54 Billion Required to Tackle Health Needs in 2023

$2.54 Billion Required to Tackle Health Needs in 2023 By Joyce Ojanji With a staggering 339 million people needing humanitarian assistance globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched its 2023 health emergency appeal for US$ 2.54 billion. This is in response to the unprecedented number of intersecting health emergencies like climate change-related disasters such […]
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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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