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Sophie Vusha

EV 2013

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COVID-19 vaccinations in Kenya: What’s the current state of affairs?

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the first (COVAX) vaccine doses were administered on the 1st of March 2021,  in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana more in particular.  Kenya followed closely with its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine (AstraZeneca) arriving on the 3rd of March, bringing a ray of hope in a dire pandemic situation. Since then, vaccine donations have...

Who will save us? A walk through the Covid 19 pandemic now and in the future

When the COVID 19 pandemic started last year in China and then soon after struck in Italy, there was a sense of panic in and towards Africa on its preparedness regarding management of the pandemic. With its notoriously weak health systems, there were many skeptics on how Africa would cope, including in Geneva. Whilst pondering this, the pandemi...

COVID-19 in Kenya: A second wave or “just” an increase in infections?

It’s been nine months now since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in Kenya. Cases were low in the summer,  but in recent months there has been a steady increase in cases. In November, my country recorded the highest number of cases in a single month (15, 382 till now, with 289 deaths), and just a few weeks ago, Kenya broke its daily rec...

Invasion of desert locusts in Kenya: A climate change crisis or a curse?

After heavy rainfall hit most parts of Kenya in the past two months, and the destruction that came with it, with abundant floods and landslides in more than a few regions, most people welcomed the dry season in my country with a feeling of relief. The feeling was short-lived, however, as soon some counties in Kenya started receiving uninvited g...