Author Archives: Editor

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

NIAP’s Promotion of Irrigation Best Practices to Boost Food Security Lauded

By PATRICK AMUNAVI The Principal Secretary, State Department for Irrigation, Prof. Fred Segor has lauded efforts being spearheaded by the National Irrigation Acceleration Platform (NIAP) in advancing knowledge sharing, learning and building synergies to promote and upscale irrigation best practices amongst small-scale farmers in Kenya, thus contributing to the attainment of the Government’s Big Four

Artificial Intelligence: Human Capacity Reimagined

By Adlyne Wangusi   Following successful events in San Francisco, New York and London, the AI Summit Cape Town will be launched at AfricaCom this November with two days of stimulating presentations, debate and insights.  The world’s leading conference on artificial intelligence and machine learning, it is aimed at CxOs, CDOs and leading innovators keen to future-proof their

Southern Africa records lowest new TB cases

By Henry Opondo Southern Africa is a region that has witnessed the highest annual declines in new cases of tuberculosis, a new WHO’s 2018 Global TB Report, released in New York Tuesday shows. Countries such as Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are experiencing reduction rates that range between 4-8%, thanks to better

Sub-Saharan Africa:  Child deaths on the rise amidst slowing preventive progress –UN report

A baby born in sub-Saharan Africa or in Southern Asia was nine times more likely to die in the first month than a baby born in a high-income country. Yet progress to saving newborns has not been slower than for other children under five years of age since 1990. In 2017, half of all deaths

Innovation dynamics in the agricultural sector

Michael Carus, one of the leading European bioeconomy experts and managing director of the nova-Institut (Hürth), initiator of the new conference “Revolution in Food and Biomass Production”, 1-2 October 2018, Cologne, in conversation with the editorial staff You’ve hosted so many conferences, and the new one is supposed to be the most exciting? Carus: The

New 2018 cancer figures shed spotlight on Tobacco-Cancer burden link

By Henry Opondo The latest rising figures of new cancer cases by the the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on Wednesday spotlight the link between tobacco usage and the disease that continues to kill millions of people worldwide. According to the figures, lung cancer, variously associated with tobacco use, ranks as the leading