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Amref University starts a degree for community health workers

Amref International University (AMIU) has announced a pioneering degree programme in Community Health Practice, which seeks to address the shortage of trained community health practitioners in the sub-Sahara region. The health sciences university is also...

Environmental NGO starts petition to stop Coca Cola and fast food outlets from using...

Ahead of this year’s Earth Day (April 22), youths from Kenya are urging Coca-Cola Central East & West Africa Limited, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Java to stop the use of single-use plastics. Greenpeace Africa...

Kenya mourns the death of veteran politician Kenneth Matiba

Kenya is mourning the death of veteran politician Kenneth Matiba. The outspoken politician passed away on Sunday night (April 15) at Karen Hospital in Nairobi. The politician is being remembered for his fight for democracy...

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

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...

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