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  • HUD Nominee Ben Carson Finds a Home of His Own in Virginia

    February 16, 2017 2:45 PM 4

    Housing and Urban Development secretary nominee Ben Carson has bought a 6,400-square-foot house in Vienna, VA, according to the Washingtonian. Buyers can get more house for their money in Vienna, a Washington, DC, suburb that’s about 30 minutes (with no traffic) from downtown. Carson’s spacious home sits on 1.5 acres and includes five bedrooms and four full baths

  • Private hospitals join strike as jailed doctors are freed

    February 15, 2017 9:41 AM 5

    Some private, mission hospitals and clinics across the country closed business on Wednesday morning in solidarity with jailed doctors’ union officials, who have since been freed. Their move was aimed at compelling the government to end the strike and fully implement the contentious Collective Bargain Agreement (CBA) that doctors have been fighting for. The Nairobi

  • Bill Gates Says an ‘America First’ Vision Could Threaten Global Aid

    February 14, 2017 9:52 PM 4

    Philanthropist Bill Gates is warning of the dangers that President Donald Trump’s “America First” vision could pose to global health initiatives. Gates and his wife, Melinda, released their eponymous foundation's annual letter Tuesday and said in new interviews this week that helping to improve the health of the poorest people in the world should continue

  • Four Questions About the Future of Gates Philanthropy — Inside Philanthropy

    February 14, 2017 8:22 PM 4

    Today, Bill and Melinda Gates released their latest annual letter, which takes stock of some of the progress they’ve made so far with their philanthropy—but leaves key questions unanswered about where Gates giving might go from here. I’ll get to those questions in a moment. Let’s first look at the new update, which is titled “Dear Warren,” and takes

  • Govt, private, philanthropic sectors all needed to tackle social issues: Gates

    February 14, 2017 8:02 PM 4

    Melinda and Bill Gates share their views on the work of the past year, lessons from India and the significance of this annual exercise New Delhi: For the last nine years, the world’s richest and most generous couple—Melinda and Bill Gates—has been writing an annual open letter about their philanthropic endeavors. The letter for 2017 was released on Tuesday

  • Edited excerpts from the Gates Foundation’s annual letter

    February 14, 2017 7:39 PM 4

    Highlights from Bill and Melinda Gates’s letter on the foundation’s philanthropic efforts For the last nine years, Melinda and Bill Gates have been writing an annual open letter about their philanthropic endeavors. The letter for 2017 was released on Tuesday. Bill: ...led us to partner with business and government to set up Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

  • Julie Bishop urged to commit funds to counter Donald Trump's 'global gag rule' abortion order

    February 14, 2017 7:28 PM 4

    Australia's first female foreign minister Julie Bishop is being urged to help plug the gap in aid funding caused by Donald Trump's "global gag rule" prohibiting US dollars from being used for abortions. Australia's foreign minister Julie Bishop is being urged to help plug the gap in aid funding caused by Donald Trump's reinstatement of the "global gag rule"

  • Genome-edited humans get green light from expert panel

    February 14, 2017 6:58 PM 5

    Designer babies still a no-no, but editing disabilities or disease in some cases OK. Editing the genomes of human embryos should be allowable to treat or prevent serious diseases and disabilities—but only amid stringent oversight and safety protocols and only if no reasonable alternatives exist—according to a report released Tuesday by the National Academy

  • Big Kev fundraiser nets Sh7.1 million

    February 11, 2017 6:16 PM 3

    A campaign to offset medical costs of event organiser Kevin Ombajo — popularly known as Big Kev — has realised Sh7.1 million so far. The amount had been realised by Friday night during a dinner at Carnivore Restaurant, Nairobi. Hundreds showed up at the mirth-filled event where every entrant was required to buy a ticket for Sh10,000. Big Kev was represented

  • Rwanda: Government bans medics from using mobile phones at work

    February 11, 2017 10:27 AM 4

    Effective March 1, healthcare providers in Rwanda will be prohibited from using mobile phones during working hours to “ensure better service delivery”, according to an announcement from the country’s Minister for Health, Dr Diane Gashumba. He made the announcement at a workshop, held in Bugesera District, which sought to chart ways to improve quality