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Kenya records remarkable increase in Family Planning Uptake

Kenya records remarkable increase in Family Planning Uptake

By Lenah Bosibori Kenya has recorded notable progress by exceeding its Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) target of 58 percent modern contraceptive prevalence. Speaking in Nairobi during the follow-up Meeting on the Network of African Parliamentary Committee of Health (NEAPACOH) with Kenya members of Parliament, Dr Edward Serem Head Directorate of Reproductive Health and Maternal Care

China’s Zhende Medical announces production facilities at Tatu City in Kenya

Tatu City, the 5,000-acre Special Economic Zone on Nairobi’s doorstep, has announced that Zhende Medical Co. Ltd., a leading international company specializing in the production and sale of disposable medical devices, will build production facilities at Tatu City and its neighboring Oaklands development. Shanghai Stock Exchange-listed Zhende said it plans to invest USD 180 million

A Meeting of Medical Minds: Africa Health Congress 2023 kicks off

  The 11th Annual Africa Health Congress, organized by Informa Markets, commenced in Johannesburg yesterday, drawing thousands of attendees from all around Africa and the world. Thought leaders from a vast array of sub-disciplines within the medical and healthcare fields shared thoughtful and informative addresses on a variety of the most pressing topics facing healthcare today.

AI’s Role in Imaging and Diagnostics: Insights Abound as Africa Health Congress 2023 Kicks Off

In the realm of radiology, despite strides made in education and training at the systemic level, the shortage of human resources remains a pressing concern. For instance, the radiologist-to-population ratio in Kenya stands at 1 for every 389 255 people, while in Nigeria, the ratio is even lower, with only 1 radiologist per 566 000 people in the population.

Global Antisemitism Rise as Brutal Attacks Surge Among Civilians

By Imali Ngusale Since Hamas assault in Israel, hate speech, pro-Palestine protests and cases of antisemitism have spilled all over the Europe and the United States of America. Seemingly, there is a growing antisemitism that is bound to generate more hate as the Israeli and Hams war ensues. On the 13th of October 2023, France

Israeli-Hamas: The Impending World War

By Imali Ngusale Tension mounts as the world enters day 11 of an impending war between the Israeli army  and the Hamas terrorist group. This is in the wake of Israel’s relentless warning on an imminent surge against Hamas invasion which saw over 1,300 deaths and approximately 199 hostages. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel warns

NGO Spearheads Efforts to eradicate Sexual Reproductive Discrimination among the Muslim community in Homa Bay County

By Lenah Bosibori In the heart of Homa Bay County, The African Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) a dedicated non-governmental organization (NGO) is working tirelessly to bring about a transformative change in the lives of Muslim women and men in the region. With a focus on eradicating sexual reproductive discrimination, Abdulrahman Ayoma a representative of

Young people push policymakers for action at world’s largest forum for adolescents

The world’s largest online meeting of adolescents and young people, the Global Forum for Adolescents, closed today with a sweeping set of new commitments from governments and other stakeholders. The Global Forum, 11-12 October 2023, was organized by PMNCH – the world’s largest alliance for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health – to galvanize attention to the needs