By Iminza Keboge Published February 4, 2018 A digital service that is enabling consumers to purchase medicines and wellness products has by end of 2017 registered more than 30 000 users. MyDAWA, the service that was launched in March 2017, is said to be beneficial to consumers as it has ‘increased transparency, convenience and affordability’.
By Halima Abdi Published December 24, 2017 The Government of Canada has announced US$19.8 million in additional funding to address extreme levels of food insecurity in Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, South Sudan and Uganda. The aid, Canada says, shall ‘address the critical needs of millions of vulnerable people … suffering from a lack of access
By Abdi Ali Published November 11, 2017 A movie that tells the stories of ordinary women facing their fears, cares and everyday struggles in order to fight for their communities and their very lives has made its world premiere. NOTHING WITHOUT US: THE WOMEN WHO WILL END AIDS by Harriet Hirshorn Combines archival footage and
By Irene Gairtirira Published November 2, 2017 A human rights group has asked President Donald Trump of the United States of America to withdraw his Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy that, it says, is harming health service in Kenya and Uganda. Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Trump’s Expanded ‘Mexico City Policy’ has led
By Abdi Ali and World Health Organization Published October 22, 2017 The World Health Organization (WHO) is working to contain an outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) that has appeared on the on Uganda-Kenya border. At least one person is confirmed to have died of MVD and several hundred people may have been exposed to