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  • Tobacco control must accelerate to protect innocent children, women and men in Africa Nairobi, February 27 2015 -- Delegates attending the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Nairobi marked the 10-year celebration of the implementation of tobacco control in Africa with jubilation and concerted determination to fight the tobacco epidemic to the end. The delegates from 39 of the 47 countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region agreed to the Nairobi Declaration on FCTC to accelerate comprehensive measures, which will save the lives of innocent children, youth and adults…
  • Kenya hosts commemoration to accelerate comprehensive implementation of WHO FCTC in the African Region Nairobi, 25 February 2015 -- The WHO meeting to commemorate the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) started in Nairobi today with members and participants commending great milestones but cautioning that a lot is still needing to be done to save lives from the tobacco epidemic. The meeting attended by Member States outlines the implementation status for each state and what still remains to be done to protect African citizens from tobacco use and tobacco-related deaths. Forty-three…
  • Global ALL IN campaign fights rising HIV infections and deaths among adolescents The Global ALL IN campaign against adolescent infection and death by HIV-AIDS kicked off with calls to listen, involve and include young people in efforts to reduce AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections. The launch presided by the Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta and lauded by various UN global leaders, is a fresh call to act on the rising numbers of infection and death among global and African youth. The campaign aims to achieve reductions in AIDS-related deaths by 65% and…
  • Polio outbreak increasingly under control in the Horn of Africa Nairobi Kenya, 9 February 2015 - The Horn of Africa Technical Advisory Group Meeting opened in Nairobi today with a clearer indication that the intensive response to the polio outbreak launched 21 months ago is beginning to bear fruit. Somalia, where the last wild poliovirus (WPV) was detected, has gone polio free for six months.  Somalia has made great gains with only five cases reported last year compared to 194 cases detected in 2013. Ethiopia had nine cases in 2013…
  • Kenya marks World Cancer Day with high expectation The World Cancer Day in Kenya has been marked by a call for heightened public awareness, greater responsibility and action by all stakeholders and the need for a medical environment that enables early screening, access to treatment and better trained personnel.