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KENYA: Strengthening health systems to improve access to health

By BRUHAN MAKONG Nairobi, Kenya, Nov 11- Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha says the government remains committed to fast track the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the country. Nakhumicha made the remarks Tuesday during a familiarization tour of the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency

KENYA: Strengthening health systems to improve access to health

By Maarten Brouwer The Covid-19 crisis has taught us that the health challenges of today are increasingly international, multidimensional, and complex. Amongst other things, climate change, air quality, urbanization, mobility, population growth, and humanitarian crises are key factors behind global health challenges. As these factors

KENYA: IMF approves Sh52.7bn financial aid for Kenya

BySUSAN NYAWIRA NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 9 – Kenya is set to receive USD433million(Sh52.7billion) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of the USD2.34 billion(Sh284.8billion) facility approved in April last year. The agreement is subject to the approval of IMF management and the Executive Board

KENYA: Nairobi ranked prime city in Africa

BySUSAN NYAWIRA NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 9 – Nairobi is the only African city listed among 45 global cities that recorded annual growth in Q3 2022, a new report shows. According to the latest Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index, Nairobi recorded 2.9 per cent growth

DNDi: A look at river blindness

‘Out of sight’: our work on river blindness featured in German magazine GEO 240 million people, mostly in Africa, are still at risk of contracting river blindness. On World Sight Day, we are highlighting the work of our dedicated scientists, who are developing new cures

Establishment of African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved the establishment of the African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation, a new groundbreaking institution that will significantly enhance Africa’s access to the technologies that underpin the manufacture of medicines, vaccines, and other pharmaceutical products. African Development Bank Group