More than 200 countries observed World Prematurity Day on November 17. Premature birth is the biggest killer of children worldwide, according to a new study in the Lancet medical journal. VOA's Carol Pearson says some of the effects of prematurity are lifelong.
Kenyan roads claim more than three thousand fatalities each year. in a bid to reduce drunk driving-related accidents breathalyzers have been deployed throughout the country. A special task force has been charged with ensuring the roads are kept free from those who violate the law, and authorities say it seems to be paying off. Lenny Ruvaga has more from Nairobi.