We are glad to announce that DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service) is offering up to seven (7) scholarships, open to young East African academics and scientists, for the academic year 2018/19 to pursue a PhD in Germany.

In addition, together with the Government of Kenya, DAAD will offer additional twenty-one (21) scholarships to staff of public and private universities and public research institutes in Kenya to pursue a PhD in Germany.

The scholarships are open to all fields of research. No age limit! The Master’s degree must not be older than 6 years at the time of the application.

Application deadline: 31st October, 2017 via www.funding-guide.de



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In Vitro Fertilisation has helped people in Africa and around the world to have families. Shutterstock

Dr. J. Wanyoike-Gichuhi, University of Nairobi

(story courtesy: The Conversation Africa)

Infertility is a global health challenge with distressing psychological and social consequences. Women in Africa pay a heavy social price including stigma and depression, for not having children. Sadly, infertility in Africa is mostly blamed on the woman.

Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after one year or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Globally it affects about 70 million to 80 million couples. In Africa, about 50 to 60% of all the reproductive health clinic visits are related to infertility. In Kenya, estimates show that infertility could be between 2 and 20%.



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The University of Nairobi Grant Proposal Writing Training Workshops for 2017-2018 have now been approved.  The workshops will continue to strengthen the capacity of the University academic members of staff, enabling them to conduct collaborative project planning and to develop sound, fundable proposals to attract research funding.

This year’s workshops will also feature sessions on National Research Fund (NRF) funding, as well as exploiting opportunities from World Universities Network (WUN) and Africa Research Universities Alliance (ARUA).



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Did you know that Veterinarians report that an average of 2.5 plastic bags as well as other plastic waste are found inside the stomachs of cows in abattoirs in Western Kenya?

August 28, 2017 marks the enactment of the new law banning the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags for commercial and domestic use in Kenya.



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