Monthly Archives: April 2019

Press Release: Scientists to champion use of evidence by African governments

NAIROBI, KENYA –  The African Institute for Policy Development (AFIDEP) and the African Academy for Sciences (AAS) are launching a two-year programme to promote the systematic use of evidence in policymaking in Africa. The Evidence Leaders in Africa (ELA) programme will enhance the evidence-gathering and analysis skills of researchers from across the continent and

Drivers of African fertility transition in the 21st Century

According to the UN, the world’s human population will reach ten billion by the year 2055. Much of this growth will happen in low- and middle-income countries, where fertility rates (the average number of children a woman will have in her lifetime) are high. Most African governments are already struggling to provide basic services

How Kenya can attain universal health coverage

When it comes to the cost of medical care, a popular saying goes that majority of Kenyans are one medical emergency away from poverty. It is therefore not surprising that Universal Health Coverage (UHC), one of President Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda, has quickly gained traction relative to the other three pillars — enhancing manufacturing; food security