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Project aims to build African health research capacity - SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa

Project aims to build African health research capacity - SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa | African News | Scoop.it
A training programme is strengthening the capacity of health workers in Ghana and Zimbabwe to carry out research.
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Peepoo bag offers solution to Kenyan slum's 'flying toilets' - Voices of Africa

Peepoo bag offers solution to Kenyan slum's 'flying toilets' - Voices of Africa | African News | Scoop.it

The usually straightforward act of going to the toilet is is far from simple in Kibera, the sprawling slum on the edge of Kenya’s capital.

 

... the Swedish firm Peepoople, is using Kibera as a testing ground for the Peepoo, a biodegradable, self-sanitising, single-use toilet that could one day provide a cheap, smart fix for the world’s billion slum dwellers.

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Urgent action ‘needed for clean cooking, heating fuels’ - SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa

Urgent action ‘needed for clean cooking, heating fuels’ - SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa | African News | Scoop.it
Partnerships are crucial for providing clean cookstoves to help tackle indoor air pollution, says a Kenyan meeting.
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Birth advice by text message: Phone medicine saving lives in Kenya

Birth advice by text message: Phone medicine saving lives in Kenya | African News | Scoop.it
In one of Kenya's poorest slums a health center is sending life-saving advice to pregnant women.
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