Ade Adeyemi

Stakeholders look into how technology can reduce tobacco harm

Key stakeholders in the tobacco industry have come together in Kenya to discuss how new technologies can reduce tobacco harm and accelerate the journey to a smoke-free world. Under the conference, themed “Tobacco harm reduction: Towards...

Unpaid care work affects women more according to study

There are numerous projects and interventions tailored towards empowering a woman in the society and especially in the low income areas. Nairobi’s slums have a lion’s share of women struggling on a daily basis...

6 things you should know about Marburg virus

In recent world health news, three people in Uganda have died from the Marburg virus, a rare and infectious disease in the same family as the deadly Ebola virus. According to the World Health...
Cyprian Wekesa Makali

Mother in Murang’a appeals for prosthetic arms for son

Meet Cyprian Wekesa Makali, a three and half year-old boy who was born without arms but has a great zeal in writing. Cyprian comes from Marewa shopping center of Kiharu Constituency the mother Beverline Nasimiyu narrates...

Kenya launches treatment protocol for substance use disorders

By Margaret Kalekye The Kenyan government has launched a revised “National Protocol for Treatment of Substance Use Disorders, 2017.” The Ministry of Health says the protocol will standardize and enhance the delivery of drug treatment services...

New milestone towards a polio-free world, but there is no time to relax

In another historic step for humanity towards a world free of polio, an independent commission of experts last week on Thursday certified that the second of three types of the wild poliovirus had been...

The ‘Matatu Hostesses of Nakuru’

The entry of young and educated women in the often chaotic matatu sector is slowly transforming the attitude of the public who view the sector as a preserve for the outlawed and bullies. Prestige Shuttle...
Africa Health

Report: Closing the health gap for Africa within a generation is achievable

Closing the health gap for Africa within a generation is achievable if opportunities afforded by a rapidly growing workforce are seized and if health systems are transformed to target the needs of individual countries...

Life and times of Nicholas Biwott

Nicholas Kipyator arap Biwott will be remembered by many as a prominent Kenyan businessman and politician. As a civil servant and later a Member of Parliament, he held several senior ministerial and government posts in...

Optimism as Kenya’s new education system kicks off

It’s a chilly morning in St. Joseph’s area of Kangemi, Nairobi. Tabitha Wandia is up early as routine dictates preparing her three year old daughter Chloe Nanjala for school. After bathing and hurriedly dressing...
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