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The week

Kemri launches Sh1bn microbiology facility A medical culture media manufacturing facility has been launched at the Kenya Medical Research Institute. This makes Kenya the third country in Africa with the facility.

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THE World Wildlife Day will be marked tomorrow. This is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people.


Two insurers unveil retirement health cover AON Kenya Insurance Brokers and UAP Insurance Company have unveiled a new product that allows someone to save towards funding health costs after retirement. The product dubbed 'Afya Akiba' will allow someone save as low as Sh1,000, which can be remitted monthly, quarterly, or annually with members' contributions also divided into savings and life assurance portions.


The World Zero Discrimination Day will be marked next week on Monday. The day is a chance to celebrate diversity and to reject discrimination.

The week

Embu schools get water tanks for better hygiene Embu County Government has rolled out an ambitious “Water for Life” project to install 12,000 litre water tanks in each public school in the county. More than 1,200 tanks will be distributed.

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The National Aids Control Council is coordinating the global launch of the ALL IN Campaign to accelerate HIV awareness and control among adolescents. Aids is the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa.