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Hope for Africans as the Medicines Patent Pool Announces First Licence for Tuberculosis Treatment

The Medicines Patent Pool has announced signing a licence with Johns Hopkins University to facilitate the clinical development of tuberculosis (TB) drug candidate sutezolid. Long considered a promising investigational treatment, its further development in combination with other drugs, could offer hope to millions of African suffering from TB particularly those that are both drug-sensitive and

Youth to attend Rwanda forum on Agriculture

More than 300 global and African thought leaders and youth agripreneurs will come together for. The event will spark new. Fifty young people will attend and share their perspectives on how Africa’s growing youth population could transform the agricultural sector at The MasterCard Foundation’s second Young Africa Works Summit on February 16-17 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Food communities to meet in Burkina Faso

The first of West African food communities will be held on February 3 and 4 in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. Organized by the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity as part of Fondazioni for Africa Burkina Faso, the event will promote the right to food run by 28 banking foundations which are members of ACRI, the association

Kenya’s wildlife service collars a lion for information gathering

  Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today fitted one of the more than 30 lions in Nairobi National Park (NNP) with a satellite radio collar to monitor its movement and location. The early morning exercise was witnessed by KWS Director General Mr. Kitili Mbathi and International Fund for Animal welfare (IFAW) officials led by Mr. Steve

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Gavi forge global partnership to improve delivery of life-saving vaccines

Deutsche Post DHL Group, the leading global mail and logistics company, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, today announced a global partnership to help improve vaccine supply chains in developing countries. As immunisation programmes expand to deliver new, life-saving vaccines to more people, often in remote areas, they are increasingly constrained by outdated supply chains. With

Japan supports KEMRI to Develop Diagnostic Test Kits for Rift Valley fever

  The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has supported Kenya launch a diagnostic test kits and the smartphone-based alert system were developed under the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS1). The development of the kit and the smartphone-based alert system (mSOS) for disease outbreaks through short messaging services (or SMS) are a

Kenya’s Startup to Compete for Global Competition

By George Okore Kenya’s innovative firm Sanivation has emerged among the top 30 start ups from across the world to be a finalist of a global search to find and support the next generation of start-ups that want to succeed while creating a better future for society. The Naivasha based social enterprise won the Kenyan

Rasha Kelej Merck’s Chief Social Officer : I am proud to work for Merck

    Merck takes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) very seriously, they have demonstrated a long term commitment to Africa’s social and economic development, they have engaged with communities to understand the challenges and explore solutions and develop the appropriate programs with appropriate engagement of local stakeholders and partners.   We spoke with Dr. Rasha Kelej

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