Smart irrigation saves water, improves farming practices in Rwanda’s remote drought-stricken region

By John Mugisha; The construction of new dams in some parts of Nyagatare, a district in North-eastern Rwanda has helped local residents address potential water shortages and outdated irrigation systems that have long hampered agricultural development in this remote rural region. Now farmers in the area like Muhire Ganza, say the dam has significantly led […]
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Kenya to Curb Yellow Fever Outbreak through Vaccinations

By Mary Hearty Since Yellow Fever is a viral hemorrhagic disease which still has no specific anti-viral drug that can effectively treat it, the Kenyan Ministry of Health plans to roll out vaccines in the high risk counties. This includes Isiolo County and the neighboring counties of Wajir, Garissa, Marsabit, Meru, Samburu, Baringo, Elgeyo-Marakwet, West-Pokot, […]
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Global Call for Countries to Reduce Antimicrobial Pollution

By Gift Briton With drug-resistant diseases contributing to nearly five million deaths every year, global leaders and experts have called on all countries to urgently establish and implement policies and regulation to reduce antimicrobial pollution as this would help in combating the growing levels of drug resistance and protecting the environment. The Global Leaders Group(GLG) on Antimicrobial […]
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Environmental Data System to Mark UNEP’s 50 Years

By Aziza Atieno In a bid to enable easy access of quality and validated information on environmental data, the United Nations Environmental Programme(UNEP) has launched the World Environmental Situation Room(WESR). Celebrating the milestones made by UNEP, the WESR is a federated data system which was designed as a UNEP at 50 initiative for the next […]
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UNEA 5: World Edges Closer to Ending Plastic Pollution

By Sharon Atieno As the three-day United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) meeting concluded, it brought the world closer to beating plastic pollution with nations endorsing a resolution to deal with the issue while committing to develop a legally binding document by 2024. The historic resolution, titled “End Plastic Pollution: Towards an internationally legally binding instrument” is made […]
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