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Without reliable, local and timely data, countries will miss the potential of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation as a public health intervention.
Between 2018 and 2019 Kenya registered a 30% spike in sugar production and an increase in sugar consumption.
Implementing a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in all African countries will require sufficient political will and support from civil society.
To cope with loss of income, some Nairobi households opted for cheaper foods, or conserved their cooking fuel by preparing smaller meals.
On average, countries that adopt ethnic recognition experience less violence, more economic vitality, and more democratic politics.
Building business skills to improve livelihoods is increasingly recognised as bringing value to the fight against poverty. But it can also set up identity conflict and community-level tension.
Kenya grapples with two major challenges in the vaccination rollout: access to sufficient doses in light of the global shortage; and vaccine hesitancy.
A lack of consistent mentorship models leads to a skills gap which affects the global competitiveness of Kenya's students and graduates.
Removing funding from research-led projects puts people in highly vulnerable situations.
Researchers found that both Kenyans and South Africans have a broadly negative view of China, possibly amplified by the pandemic.
No single factor can entirely account for students’ persistence and it's important to take an integrated approach to keep more children in school.
Following a healthy diet may lower the risk of disease complications and allow patients to live well despite having the disease.
Nairobi harbours all the ingredients for zoonotic spillover to occur between animals and people, particularly in the most densely populated areas of the city.
The COVID-19 pandemic risks reversing progress made to increase access to affordable, reliable and sustainable domestic energy sources in Kenya.
There are concerns that the longer girls spend out of school, the more they are at risk of dropping out.
The government intervening to ensure food safety will increase awareness among producers and consumers.
It is often assumed that patrimonial beliefs fuel electoral malpractice whereas civic ones challenge it, but this is an oversimplification.
The availability of data by sex and gender is important for national responses when it comes to prevention, treatment and control.
Reaching the goals of the plan requires the best possible interaction between public and private -for profit and not-for-profit - healthcare sectors.