Explainer on what the Omicron Variant is

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Prof Walter Jaoko  Director KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, University of Nairobi The genetic number that the Omicron variant has been given is B.1.1.529. It was first...

Press Release: COVID-19: Journalists Crucial in Driving Vaccination Efforts, Expert Says

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Nairobi, Kenya, 19 October 2021- As majority of the African countries continue to grapple with the vaccination efforts to achieve herd immunity, journalists in...

Press Release:African Countries Urged to Conduct Research along COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out

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Nairobi, 12, October,2021- African countries should carry out research along COVID-19 roll out to build on their knowledge concerning the disease among their own...

Press Release:Low Uptake, Lack of Diversity among Challenges Ailing the African Seed Industry

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Nairobi, 1 October 2021- Though improved seeds can deliver state of the art technology to farmers: higher yields, diseases and pest resistance, climate change...

How does IPCC work?

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Dr. Joseph Nzau Mutemi, one of the Lead Authors of the just-released 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and Scientist at the...

Press Release: Kenya Should not Regulate Genome-edited Crops as Genetically Modified Crops, Expert...

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Naivasha, 31st August, 2021-With the increase in population and demands for more food, African countries are looking for ways of boosting food production. This...

Explainer on Covid-19 Vaccines improving Surfactant Levels in the Lungs

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Prof. Barack Abonyo Prof. Medical Physiology and Registrar Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation, Kibabii University, Kenya "Vaccines improve the level of surfactant. Vaccines are meant to...

SPECIAL GLOBAL MEDIA BRIEFING Topic: Getting your head around the vaccine data

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Organized in collaboration with the Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Israel, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Austria, France, Indonesia and Hong Kong media...

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...