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KENYA: Women’s doctor with gifted hands

When JACKSON BIKO calls Dr John Odero Ong’ech, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, to set up this interview, there is rhumba dripping in the background. In his office at Nairobi Reproductive Health Services where he is the CEO, he plays it at low volume. Dr Ong’ech is a voluminous character, full of mirth, …

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Plastics in your table salt

February 2021 the Standard; Some of the table salt sold in Kenya is contaminated with tiny plastic particles, which may be a health risk to consumers. Salt bought from open markets and supermarkets in eight African countries, including Kenya, was tested, and found to contain plastic particles. “It is obvious …

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Germany set to limit AstraZeneca jab to under-65s

January 2021 BBC; Germany’s vaccine committee has said AstraZeneca’s Covid jab should only be given to people aged under 65. The committee cited “insufficient data” over its efficacy for older people. The European Medicines Agency is to decide on Friday whether to approve the vaccine for use across the EU. …

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