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Ghana’s First Lady picked Nutrition Champion

Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has been made a Nutrition Champion by the African Leaders for Nutrition on Monday in acknowledgement of her work and commitment to sound nutrition and the wellbeing of mothers and infants. The ALN initiative is a platform for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in Africa, endorsed by the

Kenya: NCDs leading cause of death of older people, Global AgeWatch Insights report reveals

The number of deaths attributable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Kenya is on the rise, according to the Kenya findings of Global AgeWatch Insights 2018, a new report from HelpAge International and AARP. Kenya has seen an increase of cases of non-communicable diseases, with the Ministry of Health reporting they are responsible for over 55%

SAJOREC to Foster Science, Technology and Innovation Co-operation  

By PATRICK AMUNAVI   The establishment of the Sino-Africa Joint Research Centre (SAJOREC) at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT), is set to enhance the region’s research in sustainable natural resources conservation, bio-medicine for universal health and modern agricultural techniques. Education Cabinet Secretary, Amb. (Dr.) Amina Mohamed announced during the official opening

 Climate change: Plan to end Drought on African Farms  

With news from last week’s global climate talks in Poland looking ominous for African farmers, a high-level group of African agricultural experts gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Thursday to accelerate farmer access to innovations that can sustainably increase food production—even as temperatures rise and weather extremes and crop pests become more common. The event,

NCDs Debilitating Africans over 60, Global AgeWatch Insights reveals

By Adlyne Wangusi Africans are more likely to live with disabilities caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in their later years than any other health problem, a new joint report by the HelpAge International and AARP reveals. According to Global AgeWatch Insights, studies from around the world show that NCDs, like Cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (like

Lenovo delivers automated cloud platform tailored to applications

Lenovo Data Center Group, one of the fastest growing hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors(according to IDC) is further expanding its ThinkAgile portfolio to provide an innovative solution for customers who desire the agility of the public cloud and the security of a private cloud. To address this growing customer trend, Lenovo – together with Cloudistics, the

UAE, GAVI meet to focus on health for next generation

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance are bringing together leaders and the global health community for a two-day meeting on December 10-11 to review progress half way through Gavi’s 2016-2020 investment period, examine challenges and refine actions for increasing access to immunisation in the world’s poorest countries to help empower the next

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