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Africities Summit highlights limited access to family planning
20 million women in African cities cannot access reproductive health help. Millions want to space or limit their births but are unable to.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 2 months ago
Africities Summit highlights limited access to family planning
UN calls for governance set-up that does not focus on the elite
United Nations officials have called for increased investment in people-centered local governance structures that are responsive and inclusive.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 2 months ago
UN calls for governance set-up that does not focus on the elite
Mid-sized cities to bear burden of population boom in Africa
Intermediary cities in Africa are rapidly absorbing most of the population moving out of metropolitan and rural areas in the continent, a new report has revealed.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 2 months ago
Mid-sized cities to bear burden of population boom in Africa
Antimicrobial resistance now deadlier than HIV, malaria
Resistance to antibiotics is now the leading cause of death globally, a study has revealed. Antimicrobial Resistance occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites no longer respond to medicines
By Mactilda Mbenywe 3 months ago
Antimicrobial resistance now deadlier than HIV, malaria
Kisumu County orders CBD buildings painted blue and white
The County Government of Kisumu has ordered the painting of buildings in the CBD and surrounding areas with one colour in the next 14 days.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 3 months ago
Kisumu County orders CBD buildings painted blue and white
'Cross-border malaria elimination' key to ending killer disease
The fight against Malaria has received a major boost following the development of a four-year Regional Malaria Strategic Plan.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 3 months ago
'Cross-border malaria elimination' key to ending killer disease
Experts warn of poor weather predictions in long rains season
You are likely to receive inaccurate weather predictions this season, the Meteorological Department has said.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 3 months ago
Experts warn of poor weather predictions in long rains season
Farmers throng NCPB depots for subsidised fertiliser stock
Hundreds of farmers are thronging National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) depots to buy subsided fertiliser.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 4 months ago
Farmers throng NCPB depots for subsidised fertiliser stock
Forget pricey cooking gas, here comes biogas of a kind
The initiative by a group of women dubbed ‘Smart Women’ has come in handy on the back of escalating cost of firewood, charcoal and pricey cooking gas.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 4 months ago
Forget pricey cooking gas, here comes biogas of a kind
Shortage of drugs is a labour of pain as we fight to stay alive?, sickle cell patients say
Shortage of Hydroxyurea, Paludrine and folic acid to treat sickle cell disease has hit both private and public hospitals in Nyanza region since mid-last year.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 4 months ago
Shortage of drugs is a labour of pain as we fight to stay alive?, sickle cell patients say
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Export of exotic African animals to UAE kicks a desert storm
Environmentalists argue that the move is akin to Africa selling her heritage.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 4 months ago
Export of exotic African animals to UAE kicks a desert storm
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Covid-19: A look back at tough protocols that contained crisis
Hope rose at the onset of vaccination last year, with public health officials moving with speed to accelerate vaccination and achieve herd immunity
By Mactilda Mbenywe 4 months ago
Covid-19: A look back at tough protocols that contained crisis
Call for justice against cyberbullying as the world marks women's day
A Spanish lobby group has come under heavy criticism for allegedly funding cyberbullying of Kenyan MPs pushing for reproductive health laws.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 5 months ago
Call for justice against cyberbullying as the world marks women's day
2022: Year of hot elections, cool green energy
In July 2019 Kenya unveiled a $775-million wind power plant, Africa’s largest, aimed at reducing electricity costs and dependence on fossil fuels.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 5 months ago
2022: Year of hot elections, cool green energy
Uhuru pledges more support for UN work
The United Nations staff working in Kenya will be exempted from paying taxes, besides other benefits, as part of Kenya’s commitment in support...
By Mactilda Mbenywe 5 months ago
Uhuru pledges more support for UN work
UN meeting now declares ‘end of plastic pollution’
World leaders in Nairobi yesterday endorsed a landmark agreement to end plastic pollution in the next two years.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 5 months ago
UN meeting now declares ‘end of plastic pollution’
[email protected]: Countries pledge more effort to deal with climate crisis
The second day of in-person and online fifth session of the UNEA-5.2 in Gigiri, Nairobi continued yesterday...
By Mactilda Mbenywe 5 months ago
UNep@50: Countries pledge more effort to deal with climate crisis
IPCC report addresses serious climate change impacts felt by Africa
Many countries lack regularly reporting weather stations, and data access is often limited, the study showed.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 5 months ago
IPCC report addresses serious climate change impacts felt by Africa
Unep marks 50 years with eye on immediate environmental issues
(UNEP) celebrates its 50th anniversary this week on the backdrop of accelerated climate crisis caused by global warming.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 5 months ago
Unep marks 50 years with eye on immediate environmental issues
The joy, tears of fish cage farming in Lake Victoria
The floating fish cages technology was harnessed in 2013 after trials were successfully conducted at Dunga beach, Kisumu County.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 5 months ago
The joy, tears of fish cage farming in Lake Victoria
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To mask or not? Medics divided on calls to end use of face masks
With increased rates of Covid-19 vaccinations, a section of health officials has recommended shedding off wearing of facemasks.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 5 months ago
To mask or not? Medics divided on calls to end use of face masks
Covid-19 a blessing for HIV vaccine, other researches
Research trial on HIV vaccine, mRNA-1644, is led by International Aids Vaccine Initiative (IAVI).
By Mactilda Mbenywe 6 months ago
Covid-19 a blessing for HIV vaccine, other researches
Algae bloom suffocating Tilapia
The algae are aquatic, plant-like organisms encompassing a variety of simple structures floating in the water.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 6 months ago
Algae bloom suffocating Tilapia
Health PS put on the spot over unused ventilators
The Ministry of Health is on the spot over the distribution of ventilators in hospitals without ICU capacity.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 6 months ago
Health PS put on the spot over unused ventilators
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Health experts raise red flag over deaths from antibiotic resistance
Resistance to antibiotics is now the leading cause of death globally, higher than HIV or malaria, a study has revealed.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 6 months ago
Health experts raise red flag over deaths from antibiotic resistance
Country to experience dry weather this week, occasional rainfall
The country is expected to experience dry and sunny weather this week.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 6 months ago
Country to experience dry weather this week, occasional rainfall
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My son sneezed, and just like that, broke his right hand
Three months after the first fracture he suffered yet another in the upper limb, again after stretching it.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 6 months ago
My son sneezed, and just like that, broke his right hand
Covid-19 disruption caused sharp spike in malaria deaths in 2020
There has been a big reverse in the many gains made in the war against malaria after the cases rose to 241 million in 2020.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 6 months ago
Covid-19 disruption caused sharp spike in malaria deaths in 2020
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Picking up the pieces: Villagers struggle to resettle as lake recedes
hose who have already relocated live in perpetual fear of snakes and invasion by hippos.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 6 months ago
Picking up the pieces: Villagers struggle to resettle as lake recedes
Nyanza MCAs’ fight for reproductive health funding now bearing fruit
The lobbying by MCAs has resulted in Sh12.6 million allocation to reproductive health in Migori County.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 7 months ago
Nyanza MCAs’ fight for reproductive health funding now bearing fruit
Smokers of traditional tobacco at risk of cancer, heart diseases
Samples of traditional chewing tobaccos have been found to be contaminated with heroin, marijuana and other illicit drugs.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 7 months ago
Smokers of traditional tobacco at risk of cancer, heart diseases
Africities Summit highlights limited access to family planning
20 million women in African cities cannot access reproductive health help. Millions want to space or limit their births but are unable to.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 2 months ago
Africities Summit highlights limited access to family planning
UN calls for governance set-up that does not focus on the elite
United Nations officials have called for increased investment in people-centered local governance structures that are responsive and inclusive.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 2 months ago
UN calls for governance set-up that does not focus on the elite
Mid-sized cities to bear burden of population boom in Africa
Intermediary cities in Africa are rapidly absorbing most of the population moving out of metropolitan and rural areas in the continent, a new report has revealed.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 2 months ago
Mid-sized cities to bear burden of population boom in Africa
Antimicrobial resistance now deadlier than HIV, malaria
Resistance to antibiotics is now the leading cause of death globally, a study has revealed. Antimicrobial Resistance occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites no longer respond to medicines
By Mactilda Mbenywe 3 months ago
Antimicrobial resistance now deadlier than HIV, malaria
Kisumu County orders CBD buildings painted blue and white
The County Government of Kisumu has ordered the painting of buildings in the CBD and surrounding areas with one colour in the next 14 days.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 3 months ago
Kisumu County orders CBD buildings painted blue and white
'Cross-border malaria elimination' key to ending killer disease
The fight against Malaria has received a major boost following the development of a four-year Regional Malaria Strategic Plan.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 3 months ago
'Cross-border malaria elimination' key to ending killer disease
Experts warn of poor weather predictions in long rains season
You are likely to receive inaccurate weather predictions this season, the Meteorological Department has said.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 3 months ago
Experts warn of poor weather predictions in long rains season
Farmers throng NCPB depots for subsidised fertiliser stock
Hundreds of farmers are thronging National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) depots to buy subsided fertiliser.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 4 months ago
Farmers throng NCPB depots for subsidised fertiliser stock
Forget pricey cooking gas, here comes biogas of a kind
The initiative by a group of women dubbed ‘Smart Women’ has come in handy on the back of escalating cost of firewood, charcoal and pricey cooking gas.
By Mactilda Mbenywe 4 months ago
Forget pricey cooking gas, here comes biogas of a kind