Child undernutrition costing Kenya’s economy Ksh 373b: Study

Africa/Kenya/24-11-2019/Author(a): Ministry Of Health/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Por: Ministry Of Health The cost of child undernutrition to the Kenya’s economy is 373.9 billion shillings, which represents a loss of 6.9 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as at 2014, this is according to a study.  The study dubbed “ Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) – […]

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Kenya: 31 student leaders of Pwani University expelled

Africa/Kenya/17-11-2019/Author (a) and Source: www.kbc.co.ke 31 student leaders at Pwani University have been expelled from the campus following the October 14th strike that led to the closure of the institution. Addressing the media on Thursday, a section of the student leaders led by their president Fikirini Jacobs promised to appeal against the Board’s decision. The […]

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Kenya: Starehe girls closed over unknown disease

Africa/Kenya/16-10-2019/Author: Margaret Kalekye/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Starehe Girls Centre has been closed indefinitely after an outbreak of what has now been established to be a common flu. There was panic at the prestigious school after 52 students were quarantined when they started coughing, sneezing and having fever. “The Starehe Girls Centre Community confirms that there has been […]

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What kind of school education and health development interventions do Indian adolescent girls require?

Indian/March 13, 2018/By: Dr. Lalit Kishore/Source: http://www.merinews.com/ The education and development of adolescent children in India has been most neglected and most interventions had been beamed at either at the primary or higher education level. Adolescent period has been the most important transitional period from childhood to adulthood but least attended to and more so for the […]

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Need more social spending on health, education: Survey

Survey Spending on social services in India grew by 11.5 per cent to Rs 11,18,094 crore in 2016-17, but the country needs to strengthen social infrastructure by investing in health and education as it is emerging as a knowledge-based economy, Economic Survey said today. The mid-year survey, tabled in Parliament, also said that although India’s […]

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