A 20-year study of Kenyan schoolchildren who receive sustained treatment against common parasitic infections grow up to achieve a higher standard of living, with long-lasting health and economic benefits that extend to their communities.
Tags: economics fas health-medicine national-bureau-of-economic-research uc-berkeley kenya deworming edward-miguel michael-kremer
Kenyan activist Phyllis Omido has been ignored, harassed and arrested, but she never gave up.
Tags: pollution kenya mombasa
Researcher looks to sequence the pest’s genome as part of push to find a safer alternative to dangerous pesticides
Tags: science-technology kenya locusts dino-martins east-africa locust-plague locusts-plague swarms
Road and rail construction is booming in sub-Saharan Africa, but the pandemic has brought a welcome pause for reflection.
June 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: kenya wildlife roads tanzania zambia sub-saharan-africa railways motorways
Traces of milk in ancient pots indicate that east African herders were consuming dairy 5,000 years ago.
Tags: agriculture archaeology food kenya livestock tanzania science-and-technology milk dairy
More than two billion people live without reliable access to clean water.
March 30, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus water world-health-organization kenya water-crisis clean-water
Many informal workers will not be able to take the precautions that health authorities suggest.
March 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus informal-sector kenya informal-economy
Tim the elephant had tusks so long, they reached the ground. He died of natural causes.
Tags: kenya wildlife-conservation endangered-species elephants
Lay counselors successfully helped children in East Africa cope with grief and stress following the death of a parent, a new study shows.
Tags: trauma therapy kenya childrens-health emotions tanzania featured health-and-medicine
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