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Kenyan hospital opens human milk bank - a rarity in sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya's first human milk bank has opened at Pumwani Maternity Hospital. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, spoke to the team spearheading APHRC's research efforts in the establishment of Kenya's first milk bank....

By Elizabeth Kimani-Murage 23 Apr 2019

Doctors at a hospital in Kisumu, Kenya. Shutterstock
Scorecards can help measure health outcomes. An East Africa case study

Information is important for high level managers to make informed decisions. The advance of information and communication technology means that information is generated in abundance and at a fast pace...

By Wilfred Senyoni 8 Apr 2019

Nearly half of childhood cancers worldwide are undiagnosed
Nearly half of childhood cancers worldwide are undiagnosed

Nearly half of all childhood cancers are not being diagnosed globally, according to a new modeling study led by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health...

28 Feb 2019

Women in Malawi visit clinics many more times in their lives than men. Shutterstock
Malawi's health system puts women first. This isn't always a good thing

Policymakers, donors and international agencies have, for decades, the need to prioritise women's health services - for their own health as well as their children's...

By Kathryn Dovel, Morna Cornell, Sara Yeatman & Steph 20 Feb 2019

In 50 years, Kenya has experienced an overall decline in under 5 mortality. Shutterstock
What mapping Kenya's child deaths for 50 years revealed - and why it matters

The number of children who die before reaching their fifth birthday is closely monitored as a marker of social well-being and national development.

By Peter Macharia & Emelda Okiro 19 Feb 2019

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Wits joins network to expand paediatric care in Africa
Wits joins network to expand paediatric care in Africa

There's a critical shortage of child-health providers in Africa...

6 Jun 2018

Merck supports schistosomiasis education in Mozambique
Merck supports schistosomiasis education in Mozambique

Around 80% of Mozambicans suffer from the parasitic worm disease, more commonly known as bilharzia...

23 Mar 2015

The initiative provides an audio-based mobile training course targeting front line health workers (FLW) to help them deliver life-saving information, and is also aimed at helping pregnant women and their families prepare for the unexpected and potentially deadly situations that can arise in child birth.
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014

Cannes Lions 2014 now open for delegate registration
Cannes Lions 2014 now open for delegate registration

CANNES, FRANCE: Cinemark, the local SA representatives of Cannes Lions and its affiliates, with their passion for both great film and advertising, bring you the latest information from the world's premier advertising festivals.

15 Jan 2014

Lions Health open for delegate registration: First speakers announced
Lions Health open for delegate registration: First speakers announced

CANNES, FRANCE: Lions Health (13-14 June), a new bespoke festival celebrating the power of creativity in healthcare marketing and communications from around the world, is now open for delegate registration.

13 Jan 2014

Inaugural Lions Health Awards now accepting entries
Inaugural Lions Health Awards now accepting entries

CANNES, FRANCE: Lions Health, the new bespoke Festival and Awards celebrating creativity in healthcare marketing and communications, has opened for entries.

9 Jan 2014

If you're content, we're content
If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013

French diet guru urges students be graded on weight
French diet guru urges students be graded on weight

PARIS, FRANCE: France's top diet guru Pierre Dukan is urging the government to grade students on their weight in a bid to curb growing obesity.

5 Jan 2012

Brands to change marketing to under-12s on websites
Brands to change marketing to under-12s on websites

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: A group of major food brands[1] have committed to changing how they communicate to children under 12 on their company websites. The EU pledge group (www.eu-pledge.eu) committed in 2007 to only advertise "better for you" products or to move out of children's airtime altogether on TV, print and third party Internet advertising.

29 Nov 2011

West African leaders call for focus on nutrition

Nutrition must be an integral component of agricultural and development programmes in order to tackle child malnutrition, experts have warned. Health, nutrition and agriculture experts from 15 West African countries met at a nutrition forum of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) last week.

30 Sep 2010

Nappies - time for a change?
Nappies - time for a change?

LONDON, UK: Brits may be ever more environmentally conscious in many areas of life, but there's one area it seems it is a stretch too far for consumers. When it comes to nappies, new research from Mintel finds eco concerns have yet to hit the market, as over a third (36%) of parents* admit they 'know disposables are bad for the environment but still use them'. What is more, just 5% of today's parents use washable or reusable nappies and only 4% use eco or organic disposables.

By Mintel GNPD, Mintel Oxygen 27 Sep 2010

Bill Gates gives polio the boot...
Bill Gates gives polio the boot...

... signs football in Nigeria to support final push to kick polio out of Africa as Rotary clubs in Nigeria and across the continent unite as ball's four-month journey comes to a close in Egypt.

8 Jun 2010

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