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Nearly half a million people die as resistance to anti-biotic medicines rise in Africa

Nearly half a million people in Sub-Saharan Africa died in 2019 due to rising resistance to anti-biotic medicines, a report published in Lancet reveals. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread,

Kenyan Farmers ripping big from small-scale agricultural irrigation-cum-value addition project

By Joseph Abuje, Charles Njeru and Henry Neondo   With the outbreak of coronavirus in March of 2020, the agricultural sector got badly hit. The agricultural sector provides a livelihood for about 80 per cent of Kenya’s population, most of whom are subsistence farmers in rural areas. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the sector contributes about

Wizkid Opens Up on Partnership with Flutterwave and Justin Bieber

Wizkid, Grammy-award winning Artiste has opened up on his new partnership with Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, in an interview with the CEO, Founder of Flutterwave, Olugbenga GB Agboola. Wizkid said that Flutterwave is a quality African company that solves all our day-to-day payment problems. Wizkid and GB met up in Los Angeles to discuss the partnership

The Changing Battlefront In the Fight Against Malaria in Africa

By Grey Frandsen In 2012, malaria was regarded as a relatively minor and declining threat to the people of Djibouti, a small country of 900,000 people in the Horn of Africa suffering only a few hundred cases each year. Then something changed. The following six years saw year-on-year increases in reported malaria cases and a

54gene Launches Diagnostic Arm 7RiverLabs to Boost Patient Health Outcomes 

54gene, the health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, has announced the launch of its diagnostic arm; 7RiverLabs. The diagnostic hubs fitted with state-of-the-art technology will offer healthcare providers and patients access to world-class, cost-effective, speedy, reliable and advanced molecular diagnostics. Sample collection centres with over 100 employees are already