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Githinji Gitahi

Africa in the era of sustainable development

Githinji Gitahi 20/04/2017

A functional community health system is helping Africa achieve universal health coverage and other UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). Editor's note: In 2015, the United Nations and other development partners adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals on the back of the Millennium Development Goals. Some of these find a...

Lennox Yieke

Hiring more doctors will not solve Kenya’s health crisis

Lennox Yieke 14/03/2017

The fact that Africa has less doctors than the rest of the world has frequently been identified as one of the root causes of the continent’s health challenges. In Kenya, for instance, the doctor to patient ratio is 1 to 17,000 against the World Health Organisation’s recommended ratio of...

Githinji Gitahi

Why NGOs are wading into the world of business

Githinji Gitahi 14/03/2017

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) around the world are going through a historic transition.They are slowly wading into the world of business by positioning themselves as “social enterprises.” Although the concept of social enterprises has gained prominence in development circles, it is still an enigma for the general public. This highlights...

Lennox Yieke

Global health agenda promoted at expense of Africa

Lennox Yieke 22/02/2017

Health is today viewed as a key aspect of human and economic development. This is a view championed by the United Nations after Member States endorsed the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 as a blueprint of the global development agenda through to 2030. SDG 3 (good health...

Joachim Osur

Financing health in Africa: the time to reflect is now

Joachim Osur 22/02/2017

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to only 12 per cent of the world’s population but accounts for 22 per cent of the total global disease burden and 68 per cent of people living with HIV/Aids. Out of approximately 800 women who die each day worldwide due to pregnancy and childbirth...

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