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Greenpeace Africa lauds Tanzania’s ban on plastic bags

Tanzania has announced a nationwide ban on the use of plastic bags starting from June 1, 2019. Tanzania follows similar steps by Kenya and Rwanda; to phase out non-biodegradable plastics in an attempt to tackle plastic pollution. Reacting to this news, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Campaign Manager, Renee Olende has said: “Greenpeace Africa welcomes the decision

After Malawi, Kenya and Ghana set to launch Malaria Vaccine pilot

Malawi became the first country to launch the first Malaria vaccine pilots and thus providing a potentially valuable new tool in the fight against the disease. Kenya and Ghana will follow next with a combined target of vaccinating around 360,000 children per year in the three countries to evaluate the feasibility of delivering the required

Addressing the Healthcare challenges for expats living in Africa: Steps they can take themselves

Africa is one of the top expat destinations in the world. In 2017, the Expat Insider survey revealed several African countries such as Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa ranking. One common thing was noted to be of concern to those living and working in these locations: they worried about their personal safety and quality of

Scale-up of TB prevention among people living with HIV possible, reveals new study

In an important moment for tuberculosis (TB) control, a new study finds that a shorter regimen to prevent TB can be safely co-administered with dolutegravir (DTG)—the first-line drug to treat HIV in many high-burden TB countries. Presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), the study found that weekly administration of rifapentine and

Avanti Communications signs Master Distributor contract for HYLAS 4 with iWayAfrica

Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”), a leading satellite operator and provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), has signed a HYLAS 4 Master Distributor contract with iWayAfrica, a pan-African service provider proving telecommunication solutions across the African continent, to provide satellite broadband services across Sub-Saharan Africa. The contract

UNICEF, UNAIDS launch report on ending adolescent AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched a report titled All In, in Eastern and Southern Africa: Catalysing the HIV response for adolescents. Launched at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, the report demonstrates progress made on adolescent HIV programming in the Eastern and Southern

Despite some success, bad laws and discrimination undermining AIDS response

Despite the successful repeal of the HIV criminalization laws by the governments of Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, and Zimbabwe, discrimination against vulnerable and marginalized communities is still seriously hampering the global effort to tackle the HIV epidemic. This is according to a groundbreaking new report by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law. According to

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