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Heal and Soothe Back Pain, Arthritis and Fibromyalgia

  Having chronic conditions in your back, joints, and other parts of your body is a pain literally and figuratively. It can be hard to feel at ease going anywhere when you have back pain, arthritis or fibromyalgia. Rather than let others know what a struggle it is to get dressed, perform household chores, drive

Vipers: Kenya, China sign pact to restrict illegal trade

By Gitonga Njeru in Kenya Kenya and China have forged a partnership in restricting the illegal trade of rare vipers. The vipers are illegally trafficked and sold in China to cartels and criminals. The Kenya-China partnership has been influenced under the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

AfDB to invest $120 million to boost cassava and others

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Tuesday said it will invest $120 million in the next 2-3 years to boost the productivity and transform cassava and eight other commodities on the continent. The nine commodities include: cassava, rice, maize, sorghum/millet, wheat, livestock, aquaculture, high iron beans and orange fleshed sweet potatoes. “Transforming cassava on the African

A clinical trial to find a new treatment for visceral leishmaniasis begins in eastern Africa

A new study to find a safer, efficacious and more patient-friendly treatment and improved diagnostic tools for people living with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) begun in eastern Africa. The study is within the new wider Afri-KA-DIA Consortium that got funding from The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). VL is a neglected tropical disease

South African Medical Research Council funds efforts to deliver new antibiotics for drug-resistant infections

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) announced in April that it will spend 4 million Rand towards furthering the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) in South Africa. This funding will contribute to the global development and delivery of affordable new or improved antibiotic treatments for drug-resistant bacterial infections where there are currently

Innovative hazardous waste management system launched in South Africa

Averda South Africa has introduced Averda TruTrak, an innovative waste management system that gives clients access to automated waste tracking and record keeping capabilities via an online customer portal – a first to market innovation in South Africa. The system will help healthcare institutions to manage their hazardous waste is managed responsibly as stipulated in

Museveni bans plastic bags production in Uganda

The Ugandan President banned the use of the plastic bags and ordered 45 manufacturers to stop churning the products. In a statement read on his behalf on World environment day 2018 , President Museveni noted that the continued manufacture, useand poor disposal practices associated with plastics have added to the accumulation of the hazardous materials in

How smart technologies will drive Africa’s electrical expansion

The use of advanced metering technologies is steadily on the rise in Africa, but, to evolve the business models of the electrical utilities operating on the continent, utilities still need to harness the full digital potential of technologies such as smart metering. This is according to Abraham Ortega, Senior Executive Consultant at state-of-the-art electrical equipment

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