2023 Intake Open University of Kenya
2023 Intake Open University of Kenya

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Climate justice advocates are calling for the allocation of at least 30 percent of global environmental conservation resources to indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs). The advocates separately spoke on June 22, 2022 at intersessional meetings held in Nairobi to build up consensus and momentum for the forthcoming Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP15 conference set to be held in...
Scientists at the Drugs for Neglected Disease initiative (DNDi) have successfully completed trials for a new drug to treat visceral leishmaniasis or Kala-azar disease. Kala-azar is the most severe form of leishmaniasis and is a life-threatening disease caused by Leishmania protozoa parasites, which are transmitted through the bite of infected female phlebotomine sandflies. Visceral leishmaniasis causes fever, weight loss, and spleen...
"African farmers and agribusiness investors stand to make an estimated 100-125 million US Dollars in the early uptake and adoption of improved rice varieties," Dr. Sanni Kayode has said. "Early adopters of the improved rice varieties are projected to make an estimated 100-150m USD. It is a good business opportunity for farmers and other early adopters of biotechnology marketers," said Dr....
Hardly a day passes without Kenyans being stunned by yet another accident update. World Health Organization (WHO) statistics indicate that road traffic crashes are a top-five cause of death for Kenyans between the ages of five and seventy and the leading killer of boys aged 15-19. "As of June 9, 2022, Kenya recorded 1,968 deaths compared to 1,800 lives during a...
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Uganda on March 21, 2020, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park staff were concerned about the resident apes. According to veterinarian and Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) co-founder Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, protecting the gorilla population was vital for her organization when the COVID-19 pandemic was reported in Uganda. “We were worried about the possibility of the gorillas catching...
“An estimated 2 million Kenyans are living with some degree of hearing loss,” the Ministry of Health (MoH) head of clinical services, Mr. Manasseh Bocha, has said. “World Health Organization (WHO) statistics indicate that one in every five people or 20 percent of people globally live with some degree of hearing loss,” said Mr. Bocha. “This group includes 2m Kenyans...
A new initiative by adolescents and young people on ways to reduce the spread of HIV and manage positive living has been operational in the country over the last six months. Dubbed “Reducing HIV in Adolescents and Youth” (RHAY) in Eastern & Southern Africa, the initiative will culminate in a Kisumu County conference that seeks to showcase young people’s ideas, innovations and solutions that...
A plaintive but distinct welcome awaits visitors to Ms Jane Chepchumba’s home.  She is the proud owner of 18 goats at her home in Cheptor village, Sigor sub-county, West Pokot County.  Ms Chepchumba belongs to the Cheptor Mother to Mother Support Group. The group is active in Cheptor Village, Cheptule location, Sigor sub-county.   She is one of the 314, 213 women living...
You probably enjoy that meal embellished with a generous touch of cooking oil that promises a treat for the taste buds. The oil sparkles in the soup or glitters in the various treats featured on expertly prepared platters or is unseen, wrapped up in attractive packaging or flavour. It could also be the smooth, oily but tantalizing edge of a delicious...
With the rising cost of animal feeds, many small scale farmers in Kenya are finding it an uphill battle to buy processed feeds for their poultry and livestock. An unprecedented fuel crisis has not made the situation any easier as sharply-hiked prices have made the products hard to afford. In a bid to find alternatives, enterprising and innovative individuals are now...