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Health - Health: Kenya: New gadget to screen cervical cancer launched - Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:57
Technology - Technology: ICT pushing Nigerian economy high - Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:52
Health - Health: Swaziland to ‘cut’ 4 000 school boys - Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:29
Health - Health: Merck Pharma to Pilots a Diabetes SMS Campaign in Kenya, Uganda - Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:29
Technology - Technology: The Need for Biometric National ID Cards in Africa - Tuesday, 22 April 2014 07:46
Agriculture - Agriculture: Women in agricultural research: IITA plans higher women representation in key positions - Monday, 21 April 2014 05:47
Health - Health: Expert wants governments to tap agriculture for job creation - Saturday, 19 April 2014 04:49
Agriculture - Agriculture: East African Countries fast-track harmonised policy on biosafety - Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:40

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Kenya: New gadget to screen cervical cancer launched

Kenya’s ministry of health will spend KSh3.4 billion in the next 10 years to equip public health facilities with modern equipment to help fight rising cancer cases, Patrick Amoth, head of division of health said Wednesday in Nairobi.

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Devolved drug acquisition, distribution to distort Kenya’s war against malaria

Kenya’s efforts to fight off high burden of diseases could suffer a set back if plans by the Senate to allow each of the 47 Counties to import and distribute drugs outside the national supply’s agency. The Counties are a…

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ICT pushing Nigerian economy high

Information and Communications Technology, ICT added N6.97 trillion addition to the Nigerian economy in 2013, the Statistician-General Dr. Yemi Kale said recently. Nigerian economy is estimated at N80.22 trillion (USD 1billion).

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Swaziland to ‘cut’ 4 000 school boys

Over 4000 Swazi high school boys registered for voluntary medical male circumcision this April in a bid to reduce risks of catching HIV, thanks to massive campaigns by the country’s health sector players.

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Merck Pharma to Pilots a Diabetes SMS Campaign in Kenya, Uganda

Merck will pilot its first diabetes SMS initiative in Kenya and Uganda projecting to reach at least 100,000 people annually. This is part of Merck Capacity Advancement Program (CAP) launched recently.

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Acqua for life goes continental as it seeks to provide water in Africa, Latin America and Asia

Giorgio Armani is for the fourth consecutive year push on with its Acqua for Life campaign as it continues to roll-out sustainable drinking water systems that benefit thousands of people in Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

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The Need for Biometric National ID Cards in Africa

In the United States, when a child is born, he/she is assigned a number. This is the social security number (SSN). That number follows the child till death. That number is unique and captures the child’s life history. No so…

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Women in agricultural research: IITA plans higher women representation in key positions

Increasing the quota of women in research transcends the clamor for gender mainstreaming; it is all about improving productivity and efficiency, says IITA Director General Dr Nteranya Sanginga.

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Online Mapping System Helps Fight Malaria By Tracking Mosquito Resistance To Insecticides Used To Prevent Malaria

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Written by Kevin Wafula Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:11

The first online mapping tool to track insecticide resistance in mosquitoes that cause malaria was launched today. The interactive website, called IR Mapper (www.irmapper.com), identifies locations in more than 50 malaria-endemic countries where mosquitoes have developed resistance to the insecticides used in bed nets and indoor residual sprays.

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Nets, treatment key to cutting malaria deaths, illness

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Written by Henry Neondo Thursday, 25 April 2013 05:52

Universal coverage of insecticide-treated bed nets is key in making gains against malaria – one of the largest killers of children in the world in the world, says UNICEF on World Malaria day. Close to 660,000 people die of malaria annually, most of them African children.

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Kenya launches digital tool for adverse drug reporting

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Written by Anthony Aisi Wednesday, 24 April 2013 12:31

Kenya has launched a digital tool for reporting adverse drug reactions and poor quality medicinal products and thus becomes the 98th member of WHO’s drug monitoring program.

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  • ICT pushing Nigerian economy high

    Information and Communications Technology, ICT added N6.97 trillion addition to the Nigerian economy in 2013, the Statistician-General Dr. Yemi Kale said recently. Nigerian economy is estimated at N80.22 trillion (USD 1billion).

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