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Health and Business Leaders to Convene in Johannesburg for Africa Health Business Symposium 2023

Key stakeholders in health and business will be on the 29th and 30th of June convene in Sandton, Johannesburg, for the 8th edition of the Africa Health Business Symposium (AHBS VIII), which will bring together policymakers, government representatives, development partners and business leaders, to discuss the vital role of the private sector in bolstering health

Bad news for Kenya as science links drought to Indian Ocean

By Adelyn Wangusi It is bad news for Kenya and countries such as Tanzania,Somalia and others who borders the Indian Ocean. New evidence from an American University link the frequent drought in the region to the Indian Ocean. Long considered as a blessing due to the multi-million dollar import and export business opportunities it enables

Climate Change fueling Africa’s climate-related health crisis

Climate change is fueling disease outbreaks and climate-related health emergencies in the greater Horn Africa, a new analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Currently, most parts of the region are battling the worst drought in at least 40 years, with an unprecedented fifth rainy season failure now anticipated, while other parts face flooding

Why a dedicated urban agriculture policy is necessary for nutrition security

Shreya Raman and Gitonga Njeru    Mumbai and Nairobi: 33-year-old Phylis Wanjiru is longing to be a mother but both of her pregnancies till date have not been successful. Her first one ended within 3 months with a miscarriage and while her second pregnancy reached full-term, the baby was still born. Nearly 500 kilometres away

Busia County unveils health nutrition portal  

By Cheki Abuje The Busia County Department of Health and Sanitation has unveiled a new nutrition portal (https://busiacounty.go.ke/nutritionhealth) that aims at enhancing access to information and showcasing activities being undertaken to address malnutrition in the County. Speaking during the official launch of the portal at the Busia County Referral Hospital (BCRH), County Nutrition Coordinator Scholastic

Africa: Infertile women still suffer stigma, discrimination

By Herman Opondo Infertile women still suffer discrimination, stigma and ostracism, Sarah Opendi, Minister of State of Health, Uganda noted that in Africa including Uganda has disclosed. Speaking in Kampala at the launch of a programme to empower infertile women, the minister said more often an inability to have a child or to become pregnant