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The African Population and Health Research Center is the continent’s premier research institution and think-tank, generating evidence to drive policy action to improve the health and wellbeing of African people. As a progressive African-led global research center invested in creating legacy impact, our work is oriented towards global and continental development priorities, bringing independent evidence to the forefront of decisions supporting improved growth and development in the region.


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Kenyan women march towards a restaurant after a female client was allegedly thrown out for breastfeeding and not covering up. Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP via Getty Images

Community initiative keeps Kenyan women breastfeeding exclusively for longer

Provision of breastfeeding support and information within the community can lead to a significant increase in exclusive breastfeeding rates.
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African countries must muscle up their support and fill massive R&D gap

Scientific knowledge is a critical driver for human health and wellbeing, economic development and environmental sustainability.
A healthcare worker administers an Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to her colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya on March 3, 2021. Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Kenya’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix them

Kenya grapples with two major challenges in the vaccination rollout: access to sufficient doses in light of the global shortage; and vaccine hesitancy.
Scientists and advocates around the world are in support of evidence-based, science-informed public policies. Joseph Gruber/Shutterstock

Turning findings into policy: six tips for researchers

The changes that society needs, such as preventing adolescent pregnancies, will not happen until researchers can use their findings to influence policy change.
Kenya’s health minister Mutahi Kagwe next to the country’s first batch of COVID-19 vaccines at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. EPA-EFE/Daniel Irungu

The ins and outs of Kenya’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

Reaching the goals of the plan requires the best possible interaction between public and private -for profit and not-for-profit - healthcare sectors.
La oración es uno de los métodos empleados en Tanzania para controlar la propagación del nuevo coronavirus. STRINGER/AFP vía Getty Images

¿Por qué Tanzania juega con fuego al rechazar la vacuna de covid-19?

El Gobierno de Tanzania anunció a principios de febrero que no tiene intención de comprar vacunas contra la covid-19. La epidemióloga Catherine Kyobutungi explica la postura de Tanzania y por qué es problemática.


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