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Community health centre to fight maternal and infant deaths

Community health centre to fight maternal and infant deaths

Like many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya is burdened by high levels of maternal and infant mortality. As of 2022, the reported maternal mortality ratio in Kenya was over 355 deaths per 100,000 live births, This means nearly 5000 Kenyan women and girls die annually due to pregnancy and childbirth complication. The Kisii Konya Oroiboro Project

Steadfast on Strengthening Africa’s Research Capacity 

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is celebrating the award of a grant from the second phase of the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training, and Science in Africa (DELTAS Africa) initiative, which the program formally launched in a vibrant webinar on July 19, 2023. The grant will support and expand CARTA’s work

Global health awards recognize outstanding women in health

Twelve women on the frontlines of health systems across the African continent including Ethiopia, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, Uganda, Nigeria, Togo and Ghana are the winners of the 2023 Women in Global Health Heroines of Health Awards. Award winners have been recognized for their outstanding contribution to advance safe maternity and sexual

Make room for Inclusion and Diversity in The Maputo Protocol

By Imali  Ngusale Access to health services remains a challenge for many young women and girls despite the numerous protocols and conventions that ensures the rights of women, participants at function marking 20 years of the Maputo Protocol in Nairobi, Kenya said. According to Nakato Martha Clara from SRHR Alliance in Uganda, women must pay

DNA repair test takes ‘hit and miss’ out of chemotherapy

A personalised test that tells how well chemotherapy, radiotherapy or gene therapy will work on individual patients is now approved for UK, US, EU and Japanese patents. It will give many people with serious diseases like cancer, heart disease, HIV and cystic fibrosis the choice to opt out of gruelling rounds of treatment that, for

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

Robust health systems could stem climate-related rising cases of malaria

By Pauline Soy Over the past few decades, remarkable strides have been made to end Africa’s malaria burden. Frontline tools, including insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) and artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), have played significant roles in saving countless lives by reducing deaths and curbing the spread of the disease over the past two decades. Between 2000