Press Release:Kenya Making Progress in Uptake of Disease Resistant Cassava Varieties

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Nairobi, Kenya: 5th July, 2021- In a bid to improve cassava varieties in Kenya, researchers at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)...

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy threatens to derail war against pandemic in Africa

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By Joseph Maina Vaccine hesitancy in many parts of Africa has emerged as a potent threat to efforts to mitigate COVID-19 and could considerably counteract...

Explainer on how COVID-19 Vaccines are Developed

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Prof. Walter Jaoko Professor of medical microbiology and tropical medicine, Director KAVI Institute of Clinical Research, University of Nairobi There are different ways of developing vaccines....

Expert Opinion on Covid-19 Vaccines Facts and Myths, Kenyan Experience

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Prof Walter Jaoko, Director KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research at University of Nairobi, Kenya, said: Covid-19 Third-Wave in Kenya  “Covid-19 is caused by a group of viruses...

Expert Reactions to Drugs for Neglected Diseases and Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic

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Dr Monique Wasunna, the Director Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) Africa, said: “There are over one billion people affected by Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)...

Expert Reaction to Covid-19 Cases Management and Vaccine Roll-Out: The Hits and Misses in...

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Dr Menelas Nkeshimana, Head of Department of Accident and Emergency at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali, said: “Vaccinating one part of the world or...

Expert Reaction to Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change in Africa

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Prof Shem Wandiga,Former Director of the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, said: “In Africa continent, adaption is the only thing we can do. And...

PRESS RELEASE

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Africa Needs to Scale Up Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Capacity Nairobi, 8th April 2021:-Unless Africa ramps up its capacity to mitigate and adapt to...

Embargo: 20.30 PM[NAIROBI time] Wednesday 24th March 2021

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PRESS RELEASE The Lancet: First continent-wide analysis confirms Africa’s second COVID-19 wave was more severe than its first **Country-level data available in the article** Almost 3 million COVID-19...

NTDs: Achievements amid Challenges, Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic

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There are over one billion people affected by Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) worldwide. Approximately 500 million of those who are affected are children, while...