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Ilara Health Launches Readiness Package to Equip Kenyan Clinics and Pharmacies to Fight COVID-19

By Henry Opondo Ilara Health, a health tech company that provides affordable diagnostic equipment to patients and healthcare providers in peri-urban areas, has launched a readiness package that will allow Kenyan peri-urban clinics and pharmacies to be the first line of defence against the COVID-19 pandemic. The readiness package will include a self-assessment chatbot and

COVID-19 strengthens in Africa

More than 600 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in 34 countries in Africa as of 19 March, compared with 147 cases one week ago. Although the region has seen a significant increase in confirmed cases recently, there are still fewer cases than in other parts of the world. “The rapid evolution of COVID-19 in

People Living with HIV: Shorter TB regimen found to have a lasting effect

A new study implemented by the Aurum Institute and Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) in South Africa, the Ohio State University, Global One Health initiative in Ethiopia, and by Centro de Investigação de Saúde de Manhiça (CISM) in Mozambique has found that a single course of weekly rifapentine and isoniazid for three months (3HP) provides

Mettā Nairobi hosts the Creative DNA Fashion Incubator Program  

Mettā has brought together 11 Fashion startups after a rigorous multi-phase selection process for the  Fashion incubator under the Creative DNA program powered and supported by The British Council, East Africa Arts who seek to support Kenya’s Creative economy. This is also in partnership with Fashion Scout, who is one of the UK’s largest fashion

A time has come for us to face the truth about this climate crisis

By Mithika Mwenda   Last year, two weeks of incessant negotiations at the UNFCCC’s COP25 that took place in Madrid, Spain at the close of 2019 resulted in several outcomes that are very key to Africa and its people. The conference attended by at least 27,000 delegates aimed to highlight the gap between progress in

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