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29 Jun 2017 description

In East Africa, DEC aid agencies are working around the clock to respond to the deepening crisis caused by ongoing conflict and drought. While lives are being saved, the number of those in need of humanitarian assistance is increasing due the severity of the crisis – from 22 million people across South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia three months ago when the DEC appeal launched to 23 million today. 

29 Jun 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

By Agnes Nanyonjo

Postdoctoral research scientist, African Population and Health Research Center

28 Jun 2017 description

Record numbers of people are fleeing war, drought, and famine in South Sudan and Somalia. People with disabilities or injuries are forced to take enormous risks to reach a place of safety. Handicap International is working hard to make sure that thousands of people in similar situations across East Africa receive immediate card and long-term support. Collectively, we have a responsibility to ensure that all refugees live safe, independent, and dignified lives.

28 Jun 2017 description

Dolutegravir is drug of choice for people with HIV in high-income countries who have never taken antiretroviral therapy before and for those who have developed resistance to other treatment

By Daniel Wesangula

NAIROBI, June 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya is the first African country to start using a generic version of the latest AIDS drug that can improve and prolong the lives of tens of thousands of people who suffer severe side effects and resistance to other treatments.

27 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

Eight people were killed Tuesday in Kenya when the truck carrying them rolled over a land mine several miles from the Somalian border, police said.

"Four police officers and four children have been killed in an IED explosion in Lamu [county]," a police spokesperson said. Kenyan officials said the children were returning to school after Eid celebrations when the explosion occurred.

27 Jun 2017 description
report African Union

In March 2017, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and partners established the Regional Integrated Surveillance and Laboratory Networks (Africa CDC RISLNET). These surveillance and laboratory networks will be supported by the Africa CDC’s five Regional Collaborating Centers (RCCs) in Egypt, Nigeria, Gabon, Zambia, and Kenya in collaboration with all available public health assets in their regions.

27 Jun 2017 description


  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 40 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and twenty five ungraded events.

26 Jun 2017 description

by Kizito Makoye

Practical and affordable, solar energy is being deployed on a growing scale to provide essential services for refugee camps in Africa and the Middle East

DAR ES SALAAM, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sadick Thenest remembers how his 8-year-old daughter had a narrow brush with death two years ago, when she contracted cholera after drinking contaminated water.

26 Jun 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation


The World Health Organization is likely to certify Kenya free of the Guinea worm disease before the end of the year.

However, this is on condition that no case of the disease is reported before then.

“We have started a campaign in search of the last Guinea worm disease case in the country before the certification is given,” WHO public health adviser Joyce Oigara said.


24 Jun 2017 description

Nairobi, KENYA

On 22 June, the Government of Kenya and the MPTF Office established the Turkana Transformation Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF). A Memorandum of Agreement was signed by Mr. Henry K. Rotich, Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury of Kenya, H.E. Josphat Nanok, Governor of the Turkana County, and Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office during a ceremony attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kenya, Senior Government Officials, the UN Resident Coordinator of Kenya and other UN Agency representatives as well as Development Partners.

24 Jun 2017 description

Main season rainfall begins slightly earlier than normal over northern areas of East Africa

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