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Kenya maps first 'Climate Atlas' to battle future food losses

19 Nov 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya will launch its first localized weather modeling system early next year, providing key data on how climate change will impact crop production across the east African nation in the decades to come, the project's founder said on Tuesday.

Kenya maps first 'Climate Atlas' to battle future food losses

19 Nov 2019

NAIROBI, Nov 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya will launch its first localised weather modelling system early next year, providing key data on how climate change will impact crop production across the east African nation in the decades to come, the project's founder said on Tuesday.

LGBT+ delegates say sidelined at 'inclusive' global sexual health summit

14 Nov 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A global summit on sexual and reproductive health hailed by organisers as being an inclusive event failed to adequately hear the voices of sexual minorities, some LGBT+ delegates said as the three-day event ended on Thursday.

U.S. raps global health summit over abortion, sex education

14 Nov 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ten countries - including the United States, Brazil and Egypt - criticized a global conference on sexual and reproductive health on Thursday, saying it promoted abortion and sex education.

We are human and want to have sex too, disabled women say

14 Nov 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Disabled women around the world are being denied basic health services from family planning advice to pap smears because they are seen as asexual, disability rights campaigners said on Thursday.

The cost to stop women dying in childbirth by 2030? 46 military aircrafts

13 Nov 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries need about $264 billion - the equivalent cost of 110 military aircrafts - to end maternal deaths, gender based violence, child marriage, and provide family planning to all women by 2030, said a United Nations study.

Kenya pledges to end FGM by 2022 - ahead of global target

12 Nov 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya's president on Tuesday promised to end female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2022, a goal women's rights campaigners said was unrealistic due to insecurity and high prevalence rates in some parts of the east African nation.

Kenya hosts global sexual health summit amid protests from Catholics, pro-life groups

11 Nov 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations and Kenyan government on Monday came under fire on the eve a global conference on sexual and reproductive health with Christian groups claiming hosting the event was promoting abortion and homosexuality in the east African nation.

Kenya vows to cut emissions as dirty stoves and fuels kill 21,500 a year

05 Nov 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 21,500 Kenyans die each year from cooking with traditional fuels like charcoal and firewood, new government data showed on Tuesday, as authorities pledged to meet a global goal of universal access to clean cooking energy by 2030.

Kenya vows to cut emissions as dirty stoves and fuels kill 21,500 a year

05 Nov 2019

NAIROBI, Nov 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 21,500 Kenyans die each year from cooking with traditional fuels like charcoal and firewood, new government data showed on Tuesday, as authorities pledged to meet a global goal of universal access to clean cooking energy by 2030.

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