In a long-overdue move, Ugandan authorities have approved the National Alcohol Control Policy in a bid to curb alcohol abuse nationwide. With Ugandans among the highest consumers of alcohol in Africa— more than one-fifth of the population engages in binge
Earlier this month, the Route to Food Initiative published a study [PDF] revealing the widespread use of pesticides by Kenyan farmers, using chemicals banned in Europe but approved by the Kenyan Pest Control Products Board. However, this isn’t only a
Uganda has banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in sachets amid growing concerns about the impact on public health.
Earlier this month, officials from Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations became involved in a stand-off with police at a roadblock in the Nairobi suburb of Kitengela. It is alleged that the police officers were trying to protect an impounded vehicle
In a very encouraging sign for public health, the Ugandan government has announced that the revenue gleaned from taxes on alcohol and soft drinks will be channeled into a fund to provide lifesaving HIV treatment. Unfortunately, making sure that the
At least 11,000 people have been infected by mosquito-borne diseases in Sudan’s Kassala state, amid fears of an epidemic sweeping the country.
At least 36 people in Tanzania have been infected with anthrax after eating the carcass of a cow, authorities revealed on Thursday.
Patients in Kenya are dying as doctors in the country continue to strike over an unfulfilled agreement with the government, signed in 2013.