In 2017, an estimated half of at-risk people in Africa did not sleep under a treated net.
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WHO, partners Launch Response to revive Stalled Malaria Control Efforts

After a period of success in global malaria control, reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018.  To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to […]

Experts are also calling for increased access to information among patients and clinicians alertness to aid in early detection of cancer cases
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Experts Call For Local-Based Research On Cancer To Help Manage Burden

NAIROBI – Cancer experts are calling on increased uptake and use of locally conducted research to best understand the causes, help improve care for patients and ultimately reduce the burden in Kenya. At the ongoing international cancer conference organized by Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology (KESHO) themed “Integrating Research and Practice”, experts are advocating […]

The experts during the launch of the policy brief on preventing Nutrient loss and Waste across the food System produced by the Global panel on Agriculture and Food System for Nutrition at the Speke Resort Munyonyo on Tuesday November 13
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Regulate Food Importation to protect Ugandans, experts tell government

KAMPALA – Nutritionist experts and food scientists want government to control the importation of food items in the country saying some of these may expose Ugandans to diseases. The experts were attending the launch of the policy  brief on preventing  Nutrient loss and  Waste across the food  System produced  by  the Global panel on Agriculture […]

The World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region has launched the first WHO Africa Innovation Challenge calling for health innovations
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WHO Africa Innovation Challenge Calls for New Solutions to Improve Health in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region has launched the first WHO Africa Innovation Challenge calling for health innovations with the potential for having a significant social impact and addressing the unmet health needs on the continent. “This Innovation Challenge recognizes the critical need for innovations to address the continent’s challenges in healthcare,” […]

Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages is a China-Africa Cooperation project which aims to reduce the digital divide in African rural areas by giving villages access to digital television
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China invests $10m to connect 500 Ugandan villages on satellite TV

500 villages across Uganda are now connected to digital satellite television in a move to widen the digital migration coverage and increase access to information and knowledge for the rural poor. The connectivity, under a $10m initiative dubbed Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages, is funded by the government of China and implemented […]

Apollo Group CEO, Ashok Shah (left) with Azuri CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth at the official launch of HospiCash, an affordable income insurance and funeral cover for off-grid consumers, made possible through the Azuri and APA partnership announced today in Nairobi.
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Azuri, APA Insurance introduce low income and funeral cover for solar and off-grid clients in Kenya

Azuri Technologies, a provider of pay-as-you-go solar power in conjunction with APA Insurance, Kenya’s leading insurer, have launched HospiCash, a low-cost micro-insurance product for Azuri solar power customers across Kenya. By adding the optional HospiCash service to their pay-as-you-go home solar solution, Azuri customers will benefit from the peace of mind with income cover when […]

Dr Suresh Rao, a renowned cardiologist and Director, Children's Heart Centre and Consultant, Paediatric & Congenital Heart Surgeon at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute- Mumbai
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Senior Indian Heart Surgeon to Conduct Free Children Heart Camp in Kampala

An Indian delegation of doctors, led Dr Suresh Rao, a renowned cardiologist and Director, Children’s Heart Centre and Consultant, Paediatric & Congenital Heart Surgeon at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute- Mumbai are set to hold a health camp focusing on Paediatric Cardiology, Cancer and Orthopaedics. The two-day free health camp has been […]

Noon Briefing Guest, Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
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Peace, Stability not possible without rural development, says IFAD President ahead of Paris Peace Forum

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) President Gilbert F. Houngbo will, at this week’s Paris Peace Forum, ask global leaders to consider the crucial role that increased investment in rural areas of developing countries can play in addressing the root causes of conflicts. The Forum, running from November 11 to 12, brings together more than […]

Since 2017, violence has escalated in several areas, the number of attacks against civilians and aid workers is on the rise
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International neglect of CAR will lead to new catastrophe – refugee agency

“The international response in the Central African Republic (CAR) is a recipe for failure. The humanitarian and political neglect will throw the country back into renewed cycles of violence,” Norwegian Refugee Council Secretary General Jan Egeland has warned. Since 2017, violence has escalated in several areas, the number of attacks against civilians and aid workers […]