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Kenya in landmark unveiling of child-friendly TB drugs

Dr Cleopa Mailu

The Kenya Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday the launch of appropriately dosed, child-friendly tuberculosis (TB) medicines, making the country the first country in the world to roll out these products nationally. The improved medicines are easier for caregivers to give and for children to take, and are expected to help improve treatment and child survival from TB. “Kenya is ...

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NAMA: Benefits of Kenya solid waste management

Waste management

Waste management is a major challenge in Kenya, especially in Nairobi, the rapidly growing capital. Nairobi produces around 2,400 tons of waste every day, of which only 38% is collected and less than 10% recycled. The remaining 62% is left on illegal dumpsites and next to houses or burned, causing severe health and environmental problems. Additionally, the private sector overlooks ...

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Breast cancer care partnership launched in Kenya

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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta inaugurates partnership between government of Kenya and Roche to improve care of women with breast cancer First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Kenya Ministry of Health and Roche Pharmaceuticals Limited on Monday in Nairobi launched key activities that will facilitate access to improved care for patients with breast cancer in Kenya. The launch reportedly builds on the country’s ...

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Shrinking Kenya rivers endanger Tionosoyiet Wetland in Kericho

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Mzee Richard Kemei has been drinking clean water drawn from the nearby river of “Kipkororiet” since he was a young man over 50 years ago. The now elderly Kemei says his late mother Mrs. Priscila Sigilai and other women drawn from the nearby village of Keongo in Kapkugerwet ward in Ainamoi have been using the water from Kipkororiet River for ...

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Nairobi forum seeks to better farmers’, families’ lives

Uhuru Kenyatta

Organisers of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2016 say the forum will advance policies and secure the investments that will ensure a better life for millions of Africa’s farmers and families – 70% of the population Today, across Africa, big things are happening on the millions of small family farms that are the continent’s main source of food, employment, ...

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Kenya burns recovered elephant ivory, rhino horns, seeks to stop poaching

Nairobi National Park

Plumes of smoke filled the air of a muddy Nairobi National Park last Saturday as Kenya’s President Kenyatta presided over the burning of 105 tons of elephant ivory and 1.35 tons of rhino horns to send a message to the world that ivory is worth more on an elephant than it is in the market. The torching of this stockpile ...

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Railway route through Nairobi National Park abandoned

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While controversy rages in Nigeria over the proposed construction of a Cross River State-sponsored 260km, six-lane highway that threatens a pristine community forest as well as a National Park, the Kenyan government has abandoned a contentious blueprint of the standard gauge railway (SGR) that cut deep into the Nairobi National Park. A committee that included some board members of the ...

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UN urged to cut ties with Kenya oil producer over land-grab

Helen Clark

Lake Victoria farmers cite Bidco land-grabbing, environmental destruction and human rights violations in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania The Bugala Farmers Association in Uganda has called on the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to sever its ties with Bidco Africa, a Kenya-based edible oil producer accused of land-grabbing, human rights violations and environmental disasters in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Over 100 farmers ...

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Fresh World Bank funding for water in Africa, India

Laura Tuck

The World Bank Group has announced a significant boost in funding for water programmes Kenya, the Niger River Basin, Morocco and India to help tackle inherent challenges. The move came as World Bank Group Vice President for Sustainable Development, Laura Tuck, warned that, in just 35 years, 40 percent of the global population will be living in water scarce countries. That’s compared ...

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Renewable energy scheme to boost Kenya’s power grid

Jay Ireland, president and CEO of GE Africa

Project follows a successful run of more than $2.5 billion worth of booked orders across Africa in the last year General Electric (GE) Africa has announced that it is partnering with Kipeto Energy Limited to build a new wind farm in Kenya’s Kajiado County. GE will be the sole equipment supplier for the 100MW project, some 50 kilometres from the ...

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