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The competing interests of economic growth and public health aren’t being managed well. Shutterstock

We mapped the landscape for taxes on sugary drinks in seven African countries

Implementing a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in all African countries will require sufficient political will and support from civil society.
A woman sorts through some maize kernels received as part of a food donation amid a devastating drought in Marsabit County, Kenya. Photo by Gideon Mendel/Corbis via Getty Images

New business skills can improve livelihoods among poor people. How to avoid the pitfalls

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.
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.
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.

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