Why Africa needs to start focusing on the neglected issue of mental health

  The treatment gap for people living with mental illness in Africa is huge. Shutterstock By Crick Lund, University of Cape Town Mental health has historically been neglected on Africa’s health and development policy agenda. Faced with many challenges, including intractable poverty, infectious diseases, maternal and child mortality, as well …

African Academy of Sciences awards Sh1.1billion in grants to research in human genes

The African Academy of Sciences is awarding Sh1.1billion ($11 million) to four leading African researchers for research to accelerate the use of genomics to understand how the environment and human genes influence the susceptibility of Africans to certain diseases and their response to treatment. The grants are being awarded to …

Top ten killer diseases in Kenya

There are many diseases that will kill you in Kenya. But here is the list of the top 10 killers in Kenya according to the CDC. HIV/AIDS – 15 per cent Lower Respiratory Infections –  12 per cent Diarrheal Diseases –  6 per cent Protein-Energy Malnutrition –  4 per cent …