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Busia launches Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign

By Checky Abuje   The Kenya government in partnership with the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, has rolled out a massive Measles-Rubella diseases vaccination campaign targeting children between 9 and 18 months, starting 25th June through 6th July 2021. The vaccination campaign follows revelation by research carried out by the ministry of health that there

New Non-State Actors Alliance calls for urgent action to set up the African Medicines Agency by the end of 2021

Ministers of Health from four African countries (Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt and Cabo Verde), representatives from international organizations, patient groups and the pharmaceutical industry reiterated today at a high-level roundtable event the urgency of establishing a regulatory authority across Africa, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The current fragmented regulatory systems

Sita Is on course to be Carbon Neutral by 2022

Global air transport IT provider SITA has released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, which reveals that, despite the pandemic, the company remains set to become a certified carbon neutral organization by or before 2022. This achievement is well ahead of common airline industry milestones, such as 2030 and 2050, or those of the Paris

Winch Energy Launches Crowdfunding For Off-Grid Renewables

Off-grid utilities provider, Winch Energy, is seeking to secure up to £1.5 million through a crowdfunding campaign for projects to accelerate the installation of renewable energy technology in Sierra Leone and Uganda. The Crowdcube campaign is part of an overall fundraising plan over the next two years and follows Winch Energy’s recent closure of the

Plans to improve food safety and protect people from disease afoot

Every year 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses are reported.  In 2010, 420 000 people died due to such diseases as salmonella and E.coli infection, a third of them children under five years of age. It is estimated that this figure is increasing year after year, but it is difficult to get a clear picture of the