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Funding short falls impeding war against Malaria, Malaria Report 2016 disclose

By Henry Opondo Funding shortfalls and fragile health systems are undermining war against malaria in sub Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Malaria Report 2016 reveals. Sub-Saharan Africa carries a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2015, the region was home to 90% of malaria cases and 92% of malaria

SMS for Life 2.0 Nigeria launch to help improve essential medicine access

Novartis (www.Novartis.com) has announced in Kaduna State, Nigeria the launch of an innovative technology-based healthcare program called SMS for Life 2.0. The program aims to increase the availability of essential medicines and improve care for patients across the region by using simple, available, and affordable technology. SMS for Life 2.0 is a joint public-private partnership

Renewed Push to Boost Agriculture Investments in Kenya

The Kenyan Government launched a critical phase of its ambitious agriculture development strategy yesterday as influential public and private sector partners joined senior officials from the African Union Commission (AUC) and major development partners to agree on a roadmap for making crop and livestock production a powerful engine for economic growth in Kenya. The focus

Firm raises hope of small scale farmers and millers with protein-rich insect product

By Clifford Akumu   With the global urban population expected to grow approximately 1.84 per cent per year between 2015 and 2020 putting pressure on food production among cities, there is need to put more effort on agricultural production for sustainable development. The growth is expected to further worsen the growing scarcity of protein-rich resources

How Women in Kitui County Cope with Aftershocks of Climate Change

By Clifford Akumu   The journey from Kitui town to Mutomo is full of surprises; If it’s not the bumpy road, it is the generosity exhibited by the inhabitants-occasionally punctuated by the ‘singing acacia trees’ that dot the 80 kilometres stretch. But what is not generous in this village of Mutalani is the vagaries of

Education Above All, Gavi join forces to deliver progress on Sustainable Development Goals

Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have today announced a new partnership to improve children’s health through community outreach and advocacy for immunisation in countries in Africa and Asia. “Education plays a crucial role in raising awareness of health challenges and shaping the attitudes and behaviours that can make a difference,

IITA boss warns against paying lip service to agriculture

There are negative consequences if Africa continued to pay lip service to agriculture, and failed to invest in the sector, the Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Nteranya Sanginga has warned. Addressing members of the Board of Trustees of IITA and researchers during the 2016 Partnership for Development Week (P4D

Nigeria Launches First Renewable Energy Association

Yesterday industry leaders came together for the launch of the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) at the West African Power Industry Convention. The launch was attended by guests from over 100 organizations working in, and supporting, the renewable energy sector in Nigeria. REAN is an umbrella association for organizations working across the renewable energy

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