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KENYA:Ambulance hailing firm tests app in city

December 2017 BusinessDaily; A tech start-up has launched an online ambulance service that operates like a taxi covering Nairobi, a year after angel investors injected Sh10 million to fund its establishment. Flare founders Caitlin Dolkart and Maria Rabinovich say their web-based service ‘Rescue’ has enrolled 10,000 users mostly drawn from …

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KENYA: Tobacco agency steps in to curb shisha smoking

November 2017 Dailynation; The Nakuru County Government has put on notice bar owners promoting smoking of shisha in undesignated places. The warning comes after the Tobacco Control Board raised the alarm over the increased number of women using the substance. Health chief officer Samuel Mwaura said: “Club owners have been …

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KENYA: City noise linked to hearing loss: Study

March 2017 DailyNation; Urban noise pollution and hearing loss are closely linked, according to rankings of 50 large cities in both categories released on Friday. High-decibel urban areas — such as Guangzhou, New Delhi, Cairo and Istanbul — topped the list of cities where hearing was most degraded, researchers reported. …

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African doctors meet in Nairobi over diabetes crisis

September 2016 BusinessDaily; One hundred doctors from ten countries in Africa are set to converge in Nairobi over innovative treatment and control of diabetes. The specialists are seeking to share expertise in tackling the mounting problem now responsible for 40 per cent of the total deaths from non-communicable diseases. “We …

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