Child TB Deaths Set to Fall as Kenya Launches New Drugs – Africa Business Roundup

By David Indeje / September 27, 2016



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Child TB deaths set to fall as Kenya launches new drugs

More children are likely to survive tuberculosis, the leading infectious disease killer, after Kenya introduces child-friendly medicines on Oct. 1 – the first country in the world to do so. “Now, with the appropriate treatments, we can make rapid progress in finding and treating children with TB so we can achieve a TB free generation,” Kenya’s health minister Cleopa Mailu said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Tapping Africa’s Full Potential

California’s Silicon Valley is nearly 10,000 miles from Kenya’s Silicon Savannah but they share a role as innovation hubs for their respective countries. Just as Silicon Valley has transformed business in the United States, Silicon Savannah entrepreneurs are now helping Kenya leapfrog development challenges and plug into the twenty-first-century global economy.

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Annual Mobile Phone shipments in Africa

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Tanzania vies for world tourism awards

TANZANIA has registered a total of 10 entries in nine categories and nominated for the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards (WTA) in an event planned to take place at Olhuveli Beach and Spa Resort in the Republic of Maldives on December 2.

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The UN is sending thousands of refugees back into a war zone

Kenya’s plan to close the world’s largest refugee camp involves illegal forced repatriations of Somalis. Why is the un helping to carry it out?

For years, Katra Abii dreamed of moving her family back to Somalia. All eight of her children were born in neighboring Kenya, in the world’s largest refugee camp, but she hoped one day they would be able to marry and start families of their own in their home country.

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Over 90pc of world breathing bad air – WHO

Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organisation saidTuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year.

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About David Indeje

David Indeje is a writer and editor, with interests on how technology is changing journalism, government, Health, and Gender Development stories are his passion. Follow on Twitter @David_IndejeDavid can be reached on: (020) 528 0222 / Email: [email protected]

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