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Kenya: Habitat Assembly must renew its commitment to realize the right to adequate housing for all

Amnesty 03 Jun 2023
“Delegates meeting in Nairobi must renew collaborative efforts for the realization of the right to housing in urban areas where people living in poverty often have no option but to live in highly inadequate housing in informal settlements that often also poses a risk to their health.

Michael Jordan's iconic sweat-stained jersey to be auctioned off, expected to fetch ₹5 crore

Live Mint 02 Jun 2023
This led to the formation of the iconic US basketball team known as the 'Dream Team', comprised legendary players such as Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson ... Proceeds from the auction, including the sale of the sweat-stained jersey, will be donated to support a centre for women and children's health in Nairobi, Kenya ... .

Going once, going twice! Michael Jordan's iconic Olympic Jersey to hit auction block

Hindustan Times 02 Jun 2023
A significant piece of American-basketball history is about to hit the auction block in Los Angeles in June. FILE PHOTO. U.S ... REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine/File Photo(REUTERS) ... Proceeds from the auction of the Jordan collection, including the sweat-stained jersey, will be donated to benefit a center for women and children's health in Nairobi, Kenya ... ....

Kenya: Looming Health Crisis as Garbage Cartels Convert Public Roads Into Dumping Sites in Dagoretti North

All Africa 01 Jun 2023
Nairobi -- In the heart of Dagoretti North constituency within Nairobi, a looming public health crisis has taken root, fueled by the rampant illegal dumping of solid waste ....

Michael Jordan's 1992 Olympic practice jersey up for auction

Reuters 01 Jun 2023
LOS ANGELES, June 1 (Reuters) - A sweat-stained jersey worn by U.S ... The U.S ... The U.S. easily won the gold medal in Barcelona. All of the proceeds from the auctioned Jordan collection will be donated to benefit a center for women and children's health in Nairobi, Kenya, said Julien's Gallery Director Kody Frederick ... Our Standards ... ....

Kenya marks World No Tobacco Day amid call for alternative crops 31 May 2023
According to Wafula, the tobacco farmers who have embraced alternative crops including cereals and legumes have recorded improved health and income. "The government wholeheartedly supports the Tobacco Free Farms Project due to its prioritization of the health of Kenyans," Wafula said in a statement issued in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.

African experts urge South-South cooperation to promote reproductive health 30 May 2023
NAIROBI, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Experts from the eastern African region on Tuesday called for the strengthening of South-South cooperation in order to improve reproductive health services ... During the Nairobi forum, the experts urged governments to mainstream voluntary family planning and reproductive health in national policies and strategies.

Cholera outbreak hits East Africa's largest refugee camp

Anadolu Agency 30 May 2023
At a press conference in Nairobi on Tuesday morning, Doctors without Borders (MSF) warned of a looming health catastrophe in the camp if the situation persists ... The Kenya Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak and is actively involved in providing vaccinations and ...

UNICEF says menstrual knowledge key to attaining gender equality in Kenya 29 May 2023
NAIROBI, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday that the ... "Provision of information will help break barriers and empower girls to take control of their own health and ultimately life," Nilofer said at a briefing in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.

African govts launch initiative on tackling climate change's health consequences

Anadolu Agency 25 May 2023
African governments, represented by their health ... Between 2001 and 2021, out of the 2,121 recorded public health events in the region, 56% were attributed to climate-related factors, according to a report released Wednesday by Amref Health Africa’s headquarters in Nairobi.

World No Tobacco Day 2023 awards - the winners

World Health Organization 25 May 2023
Dr Edwin Gorataone Dikoloti MP, BotswanaMr Omar Badjie, National Focal Person for Tobacco Control, Gambia Ms Sprina Robi Chacha, Kenya Mr Anthony Muthemba, Head of the Tobacco Control Unit of the Nairobi City County, KenyaMigori County Government, Kenya Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra LeoneRegion of the Americas awardees.

12 more civil servants join UN program

Hong Kong Standard 21 May 2023
Due to be based in Nairobi, she will work in the program headquarters to help in chemical use and health ... Chan believes that she will join others in Nairobi to work to reduce pollution from chemical products and wastes as well as collaborating with other governments, industries ...

How Can We Keep Up With Digital Health's Fast Paced Growth?

MENA FN 18 May 2023
(MENAFN - PR Newswire) Microsoft ADC, PSI and AMREF Health Africa team up to train the next generation of digital health experts. NAIROBI, Kenya, May 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital health is ... .

WHO calls for joint efforts to reduce burden of hypertension in Africa

Xinhua 17 May 2023
NAIROBI, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday urged stakeholders to join hands and enhance the fight against hypertension in Africa ... in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, during World Hypertension Day on Wednesday.

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