Tag Archives: Public health

KENYA:The ‘poison’ lurking in bottled water

March 2018 Dailynation; The world’s leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries published on Wednesday. “Widespread contamination” with plastic was found in the study, led by microplastic researcher Sherri Mason …

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KENYA:Biscuits firm faces lawsuit over false nutritional claims

November 2017 BusinessDaily; The Health ministry will take legal action against confectionery company over billboards passing misleading nutritional claims on biscuits. Through the Department of Public Health, the company, Nuvita Biscuits has been ordered to take down the advert, which a dietary expert has said contained misleading nutritional claims. The …

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KENYA: TB deaths declined to six-year low in 2016

May 2017 Businessdaily; Kenya’s war against tuberculosis (TB) is paying off with deaths from the killer disease dropping to a six-year low last year. Official data shows that TB deaths declined by 6,414 from 11,149 in 2011 to 4,735 last year. This comes as deaths from infectious diseases like HIV …

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