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New International Finance Corporation (IFC) and The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) initiative to boost private sector engagement for refugees and their host communities

Forced displacement is a growing crisis that is too large and complex for governments and humanitarian agencies to solve alone

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced a joint initiative to create inclusive economic opportunities that will benefit refugees and their host communities. Among other goals, the initiative aims to mobilize private sector projects over the next five years to demonstrate the viability of…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya |

Business Deals, Scholarships and Trade Agreements Goodies from Kenya-Algeria Meeting

The meeting also agreed on an inaugural Algeria-Kenya Joint Commission for Cooperation for March, 2023 in Nairobi

In a high level bilateral meeting held in Oran city, Algeria, Cabinet Secretary of Foreign & Diaspora Affairs, Dr. Alfred Mutua bagged a handful of goodies for Kenya when he met with his Algerian counterpart, the Algerian Minister for Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Ramtane Lamamra. Noting the various opportunities available…

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Kenya’s Economic Recovery Remains Strong, Although Slowed by Drought and Inflation

Kenya’s medium term growth prospects remain positive with GDP projected to grow by 5.2% on average in 2023–24 notwithstanding current global and domestic shocks

Kenya’s economy continued to rebound from the pandemic in 2022 with real gross domestic product (GDP) increasing by 6% year-on-year in the first half of 2022, driven by broad-based increases in services and industry. This recovery was dampened by global commodity price shocks, the long regional drought, and uncertainty in…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya rolls out ten-day measles-rubella campaign across seven counties

The Ministry of Health, in line with the Afra Bora Mashinani initiative, is keen to ensure that primary health care services reach those who need them in good time

The ministry of health on Thursday launched a measles rubella vaccination campaign in the wake of an outbreak reported across six counties. The ten-day campaign, which will be conducted across seven counties of Marsabit, Wajir, Garissa, Nairobi, Turkana, Mandera and West Pokot, targets to vaccinate 1.2 million children aged between…

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Kenya: Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) roots for adoption of modern technologies as scientific conference opens in Mombasa

The CS said availability of efficient biomedical equipment remains key in the realization of the Universal Healthcare agenda

Health Cabinet secretary Susan Nakhumicha has underscored the significance of affordable and accessible Medical equipment and associated technologies in healthcare delivery. Speaking in Mombasa during the 13th Association of Medical Engineering of Kenya (AMEK) Scientific Conference and Exhibition, the CS said availability of efficient biomedical equipment remains key in the…

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Drought and Conflict Force 80,000 to Flee Somalia for Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Camps

Despite a recent decrease in the pace of daily arrivals, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners in Dadaab estimate that some 24,000 people have arrived since the end of September

More than 80,000 people have arrived in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps, the majority arriving over the past two years fleeing ongoing insecurity in Somalia and the unrelenting drought – the longest and most severe in decades. Despite a recent decrease in the pace of daily arrivals, UNHCR, the UN Refugee…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya: Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Holds Meeting with Ministry of Health (MoH) Staff, Outlines Healthcare Agenda

The health CS said there was need for a balanced, holistic and people-centered approach in the management of services if the country is to realize its healthcare agenda

Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha has pledged to spearhead a people-centered approach to healthcare delivery in the country. Speaking on Monday during a meeting with all staff at the ministry, the health CS said there was need for a balanced, holistic and people-centered approach in the management of services if…

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Eritrea: Minister Osman Saleh delivers message of President Isaias

The message of President Isaias focuses on bilateral relations as well as regional cooperation

Mr. Osman Saleh Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered a message of President Isaias Afwerki to President William Ruto of the Republic of Kenya. The message of President Isaias focuses on bilateral relations as well as regional cooperation. In his message, President Isaias on behalf of the people and Government of…

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Kenya: Boost to the health workforce as over 15,000 students graduate

This is the first time in the institution’s 95-year-old history, to churn out such a large number of graduates

The government’s strategy to increase the country’s health workforce received a shot in the arm Friday, following the graduation of 15,915 students from the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC). This is the first time in the institution’s 95-year-old history, to churn out such a large number of graduates who were…

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Uganda: African Development Bank Group commits $301 million to renovate the country’s meter gauge railway and bolster regional trade

The works entail the immediate rehabilitation of 265 km of MGR tracks between Malaba and Mukono, including the line to Jinja Pier and Port Bell on Lake Victoria

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is providing  $301 million to overhaul  the Kampala-Malaba Meter Gauge Railway (MGR) in Uganda. The railway line is part of the East African Community’s Northern Corridor linking the capital, Kampala, to Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa. The East African Community Railway Rehabilitation Support Project…