IPCC Report: Need to Accelerate Positive, Sustainable Adaptation Practices

By Sharon Atieno With the latest Intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) report showing that despite efforts to reduce risks, human-induced climate change causes dangerous and widespread disruption in nature affecting the lives of billions of people around the world, countries have been urged to accelerate positive and sustainable adaptation practices. Dr. Joseph Mutemi, Scientist, […]
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Kenya: Biological Control to Fight Invasive Pest in Papaya

By Marlene Angir Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) in collaboration with the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) are stepping up the fight against the devastating papaya mealy bug (Paracoccus marginatus) which has been ranked high in the top pests affecting papaya and other horticultural crops. Invasive species experts from CABI’s centre […]
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COVID-19: Community Outreach Program Increases Vaccination Uptake in Homabay County

By Mary Hearty Homabay County is one of the counties that have recorded significantly lower number of people who have been fully vaccinated since the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines began, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH). As of 8th January 2022, the MoH reported that Homabay had 7.5% of fully vaccinated population out of […]
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UNEP-Flipflopi Partnership to Map Marine Litter in Indian Ocean

By Aziza Atieno Creators of the Flipflopi, the world’s first sailing dhow made entirely from discarded plastic, are partnering with members of the international scientific community to embark on an excursion to map the impact of marine litter in theLamu archipelago of the Western Indian Ocean. The project will begin by assessing and collecting enough data […]
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Stigma, Discrimination Hindering Progress in TB

By Sharon Atieno Stigma and discrimination against people affected with tuberculosis (TB) are the leading human rights barriers hindering access to TB prevention, diagnosis, treatment care and support. These are the findings of a study published in the Health and Human Rights Journal, which summarizes the results of Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) assessments carried […]
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CABI Ranks Invasive Alien Plant Species in Ghana

By Gift Briton Though invasive alien species (IAS) continue to shape the global landscape through their effects on biological diversity and agricultural productivity,  the effects are particularly pronounced in Sub-Saharan Africa, which has seen the arrival of many IAS in recent years. A survey conducted by Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International(CABI) on nearly 200 […]
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WHO Announces First Technology Recipients of Vaccine Hub

By Sharon Atieno Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia are the first recipients of the technology needed to produce mRNA vaccines in the African continent. The announcement was made by the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the European Union – African Union summit at a ceremony hosted by […]
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Kenya Launches Five-year Plan for Zoonotic Diseases

By Aziza Atieno and Sharon Atieno With Kenya bearing a tremendous burden of zoonotic diseases- transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa- with multiple outbreaks of different diseases yearly, the country has launched a five-year plan to tackle these diseases. Globally, zoonotic diseases account for over 60% of all human infections and over 75% […]
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