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  • EIB launches US$60.9m Africa pharmaceutical development program

    Posted on :Tuesday , 29th December 2020

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched the first ever scheme aimed at strengthening the local production of active pharmaceutical ingredients in Africa and increasing the production of pharmaceuticals that are essential for improving public health.

     

    The EIB's recent US$60.9 million pharmaceutical investment program, unveiled jointly with the KENUP Foundation, would he. . .

  • Kenyan insurtech startup Turaco secures $2m seed funding

    Posted on :Monday , 7th December 2020

    Turaco, a micro-insurtech start-up based in Kenya, has raised $2 million from Novastar Ventures, Mercy Corps Ventures, Musha Ventures, GAN Ventures, Zephyr Acron, and other angel investors in serial seed equity investment.

     

    The investment will be used to expand Turaco further and to increase its operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, the start-up seeks to build its pro. . .

  • Africom Donates Mobile Field Hospital to Kenya Border Police

    Posted on :Monday , 30th November 2020

    The Africa Command of the United States Military (AFRICOM) donated a mobile field hospital worth SH173 million and transferred an additional SH131 million in vehicles and training equipment to the Kenya Border Police Unit (BPU).

     

    The U.S. Embassy said the new equipment is intended to increase police mobility in border areas, improve weapons capabilities and create training cap. . .

  • Swedfund is investing in women's health and self-care in East Africa

    Posted on :Friday , 30th October 2020

    Swedfund, the Swedish government development fund, is investing in Kasha Global, whose e-commerce platform provides access to and purchase of contraceptive, menstrual and health care products, both online and offline, for women, primarily in Rwanda and Kenya.

     

    The Chief Executive Officer of Swedfund Maria Hakansson said that “In Africa, it is quite common fo. . .

  • Government Chemist Department To Start A Branch In Marsabit, Kenya

    Posted on :Tuesday , 13th October 2020

    The government has finalized plans to set up a central chemical testing laboratory in Marsabit County to serve the northern region.
     

    Government chemist Ali Gakweli said preparations for the facility had started with the government chemist department securing a building at the local Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KARLO) centre.
     

    Gakweli who . . .

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