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Pesticides: ‘Kenyans need to use protective clothing’

Dr Esther Kimani, chief executive officer, Pest Control Products Board.

Pesticides are seen as useful inputs to control pests in farming. But, also, pesticides are harmful to human life, animals and the environment. In 1985, Kenya government started Pest Control Products Board to control importation, exportation, distribution, safe disposal and use of pest control products. Dr Esther Kimani, chief executive …

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UN report: Washing hands saves lives

Handwashing with water and soap is a basic hygiene that prevents diseases and pandemics. Countries lacking handwashing facilities and practices suffer the highest number of deaths from diarrhoea. A United Nations university report shows that less than 10 people in 100 people in Kenya use handwashing facilities with soap and …

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