Tag Archives: Kenya

Kenya Pledges Support for Harm Reduction in Africa

By George Okore Kenya is committed to fund interventions that fight the menace of drug misuse, Health Minister Sicily Kariuki said. Speaking at the First Eastern Africa Harm Reduction Conference (1st EAHRC), Ms Kariuki (see photo) said the Ministry of Health will continue to provide financial resources for these interventions. She noted that research shows

Experts call for sustainable exploitation of natural products

 By Patrick Amunavi Researchers, scholars and herbal medicine practitioners drawn from various countries in Eastern and Central African region have emphasized the contribution of research and information sharing towards sustainable exploitation of the natural products. They highlighted Africa’s potential to harness indigenous knowledge and practices while at the same time, advancing the science of natural products.

Plan to save wetlands in Kenya, Uganda

By Cheki Abuje   The global Environmental Conservation entity – International Crane Foundation (ICF) in collaboration with International Crane Conservation (ICC)-Kenya Chapter have swiftly moved in to save the endangered wildlife species from destruction in Kenya and Uganda Wetlands occasioned by human activities. Speaking in Western Kenya at Sio-Siteko Wetlands in Busia County, the East

Kenya launches Agency to Regulate Veterinary Medicines

  A new agency to oversee the regulation of all veterinary medicinal products in Kenya has officially been launched.   The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is now mandated to oversee the manufacture, importation, exportation, registration, distribution, prescription and dispensing of veterinary medicines. Previously, this role fell under the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) and the

Kenyans fear proposed Trump’s USAID cuts could threaten elephants, rangers

If Congress okays Trump’s USAID cuts, Kenyans worry that the only wildlife forensics lab in East Africa could close and ranger jobs might vanish, threatening the environment. Gitonga Njeru writes   President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget,” made public in March, has not yet been approved, and still awaits a response by a Congress highly skeptical

Pastoralists, Greenpeace Africa Welcome Move to Ban Plastic Bags in Kenya

Kenyan pastoalists, and the Greenpeace Africa have lauded Kenya’s move to ban plastic bags starting end of this month. Reacting to the news that the ban will take effect on 28th August and that the government has ruled out extension of the order, the two groups praised the government for the regulation that will be

MSC scholarships to help fund fisheries research in East Africa and Kenya

Lily Zhao from the University of Washington, USA and the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden won the award for her project mapping the trade flows of octopus from small scale fisheries in East Africa. Octopuses are a common food in the region and little is known about the export and interdependencies between countries in terms