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Ongoing trial shows that GSK candidate TB vaccine could be the game changer

Henry Opondo   A vaccine candidate by the GSK undergoing trial in Kenya, South Africa and Zambia has shown that it can significantly reduce the incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis disease…

 
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SADC Heads commit to ending malaria by 2030

Sixteen Heads of State across southern African countries are stepping up commitments to eliminate the malaria disease by 2030. Meeting at the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State…

 
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UNICEF, UNAIDS launch report on ending adolescent AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched a report titled All In, in Eastern and Southern Africa: Catalysing the HIV response…

 
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Imperial College London, MIT launch search for African research collaborators

Imperial College London and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have launched a seed fund for ‘blue-skies’ research, with a regional focus on Africa. Consequently, the two are also searching…

 
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Nairobi to host key Africa Healthcare Extension Summit

  Africa Healthcare Extension Summit (AHES 2018) set for 26 – 27 of June 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya will bring together various stakeholders in the medical & healthcare ecosystem for…

 
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Nutrition International, Amref Health Africa partner to fight malnutrition across Africa

Amref Health Africa and Nutrition International ─ through its Nutrition Leverage for Transformation (NLIFT) model, have on Monday formalised a partnership intended to provide nutrition benefits to communities across nine…

 
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African smallholder farmers get insurance worth $ 1.5 m after low rainfall

Poor rainfall in parts of Africa has triggered the largest insurance pay-out to date for vulnerable farmers under an innovative climate risk management scheme known as the R4 Rural Resilience…

 
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New management training for immunisation leaders kicks-off in Kigali

Yale’s Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI), the Rwanda-based University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), PATH, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance have joined forces to strengthen national leadership and management of…

 
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Nairobi meet to explore Africa climate change technologies 

By Herman Opondo Representatives from government, private sector, and finance and research institutions will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, 9–10 April 2018 to deliberate on climate change technology transfer. Organised by…

 
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Hope for Africa as AU Summit launches Centre for Disease Control

The African Union Heads of State on Tuesday launched the African Centre for Disease Control in a bid to curb emerging and reemerging disease threats. According to an advisory from…

 
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