Medics warn over new law seeking to lock public officers out of private practice
Bill forbids a public officer from engaging in any other gainful employment without permission but KMPDU says medics should first be paid well for the new law to work.
By Beldeen Waliaula 11 months ago
Medics warn over new law seeking to lock public officers out of private practice
Proposed Conflict of Interest Bill contradicts Employment Act, doctors say
While maintaining the proposed bill goes against the Employment Act, the medics said what one does in their private lives has never and should never be a concern on any employer in the current day.
By Beldeen Waliaula 11 months ago
Proposed Conflict of Interest Bill contradicts Employment Act, doctors say
E. coli bacteria on the rise in Nairobi
E. coli is a type of bacteria that lives in the intestines of humans and animals and causes stomach cramps, diarrhoea, and vomiting.
By Beldeen Waliaula 11 months ago
E. coli bacteria on the rise in Nairobi
New therapy launched to combat lung cancer and improve patient outcomes
Global Cancer Observatory estimates that in 2020 1,435,943 cases of lung cancer were reported worldwide, with Kenya accounting for 794 of these incidents.
By Beldeen Waliaula 11 months ago
New therapy launched to combat lung cancer and improve patient outcomes
Stem cell laboratory to be game changer in cancer, diabetes research
The lab construction started in 2020 with the help of the National Research Fund (NRF) which contributed Sh77.2 Million to the establishment of the fund.
By Beldeen Waliaula 11 months ago
Stem cell laboratory to be game changer in cancer, diabetes research
Why bone marrow transplants, stem cell therapy offer hope to cancer patients
A bone marrow transplant is a complex medical procedure that involves replacing the patient's bone marrow with healthy cells, either from their own body or a donor.
By Beldeen Waliaula 11 months ago
Why bone marrow transplants, stem cell therapy offer hope to cancer patients
Elephantiasis: Silent tropical disease leaves poverty in its trail
Lymphatic filariasis is an endemic parasitic disease that is transmitted by mosquito vectors, with humans being the definitive hosts.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Elephantiasis: Silent tropical disease leaves poverty in its trail
Poorly disposed diapers a silent menace to environment
Disposable diapers do not decompose or degrade easily and may take years to do so. They have a great impact on ozone depletion as they emit carbon dioxide.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Poorly disposed diapers a silent menace to environment
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Bitter reality of NHIF cash crunch and attempt to navigate through financial maze
The capitation provided by NHIF is crucial for the functioning of these hospitals, and the delays in payments have paralyzed the services they provide.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Bitter reality of NHIF cash crunch and attempt to navigate through financial maze
Open heart surgeries rescue children with heart defects
Open-heart surgery is any type of surgery where the chest is cut open and surgery is performed on the muscles, valves, or arteries of the heart.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Open heart surgeries rescue children with heart defects
Achieving carbon net zero: What is the fuss all about?
To avoid the worst of warming (maximum 1.5C rise), the world will need to decrease fossil fuel production by roughly 6 percent per year between 2020 and 2030.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Achieving carbon net zero: What is the fuss all about?
Richard Turere: How my lights help keep lions and livestock alive
His invention has been adopted by families living near the park and beyond. He says that since the adoption of the Lion Lights, no lion has been killed around the Nairobi National Park
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Richard Turere: How my lights help keep lions and livestock alive
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Grandeur as Moi, Kibaki pilot lands after 44 years in the skies
Following the fini flight, Colonel Gitahi was led to a waiting truck, where his fellow pilots and student aviators were waiting to pull him out.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Grandeur as Moi, Kibaki pilot lands after 44 years in the skies
Waste management key to our survival
"When we don't manage waste properly, we eventually take it back into our bodies in different forms," he says.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Waste management key to our survival
Give dialogue and peace a chance, ex-soldiers plead with Ruto, Raila
It is the current state of political instability caused by the political disagreement between Raila Odinga and William Ruto that brings back dark memories to veterans of the military.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Give dialogue and peace a chance, ex-soldiers plead with Ruto, Raila
President Ruto flags off 20,000 Oxygen cylinders across counties
Most countries were hard hit by oxygen shortage during covid 19 period, a situation that called for more investment in the oxygen supply chain.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
President Ruto flags off 20,000 Oxygen cylinders across counties
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Counting wins, losses, one decade into the devolution of healthcare
Issues such as understaffing, underfunding and lack of facilities continue to handicap the sector. Medics call on Ruto to honour his promise of constituting a Health Service Commission.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Counting wins, losses, one decade into the devolution of healthcare
State should make condoms available to the youth
Let's have sex education as a syllabus in schools. But now that teenagers are more exposed than before, abstinence might not be the solution.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
State should make condoms available to the youth
Ministry of Health rolls out malaria vaccine in 25 more regions
Just like other childhood interventions, the malaria vaccine is also facing challenges, especially the uptake of the fourth dose. Uptake in the first year is said to be good.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Ministry of Health rolls out malaria vaccine in 25 more regions
Bleeding a leading cause of maternal death, report
Report shows that most maternal deaths happen at referral facilities. Haemorrhage listed as the highest cause of death, worsened by a lack of blood banks.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Bleeding a leading cause of maternal death, report
Ruto set to launch affordable housing project in Starehe
The project is set to create job opportunities directly and indirectly for people living in Nairobi.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
 Ruto set to launch affordable housing project in Starehe
Hundreds of elephants, zebras die as Kenya weathers drought
Parts of Kenya have experienced four consecutive seasons with inadequate rain in the past two years, with dire effects for people and animals, including livestock.
By Beldeen Waliaula, AP 1 year ago
Hundreds of elephants, zebras die as Kenya weathers drought
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Rendile mothers enroll in school to quench undying 'thirst' to study
A full class session takes 40 minutes, with most lessons starting in the afternoon. Once they graduate, every woman is given a goat as a sign of accomplishment.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Rendile mothers enroll in school to quench undying 'thirst' to study
Tighten checks and raise Ebola awareness, medics tell ministry
They want urgent measures, saying Kenya not safe even if its hasn't reported a case. Tanzania media died yesterday, as Uganda recorded seven deaths by Saturday.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Tighten checks and raise Ebola awareness, medics tell ministry
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Inside military hospital where soldiers receive top treatment
The hospital has an outpatient section, mental health unit, and hearing, visual and orthopaedic departments.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Inside military hospital where soldiers receive top treatment
Covid jabs moved from South Africa, Europe, then Kenya
Vaccine inequity and hoarding also made Kenya to take that route and according to the National Covid-19 Deployment Plan, Kenya aims to have fully-fledged vaccine manufacturing by 2024.
By Beldeen Waliaula 1 year ago
Covid jabs moved from South Africa, Europe, then Kenya
Covid jab 'less effective' on fat people, new study shows
Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness is lower in obese people due to biomechanical and systemic factors that increase the risk of adverse outcomes.
By Beldeen Waliaula 2 years ago
Covid jab 'less effective' on fat people, new study shows
Uhuru launches programme of issuing one million land titles
Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to put their land into good use to improve their economic status.
By Beldeen Waliaula 2 years ago
Uhuru launches programme of issuing one million land titles
FGM 'done in hospitals' negating efforts made
To end the practice, Kisii County has established an Anti-FGM steering committee besides running anti-FGM campaigns to sensitise the masses against the practice.
By Beldeen Waliaula 2 years ago
FGM 'done in hospitals' negating efforts made
Sciatica: 'My neck was stiff, I strained to walk'
Sciatica is an ailment characterised by low back pain radiating downwards into the left or right buttock and onto the leg via the Sciatic nerve. Signs include numbness and burning feet.
By Beldeen Waliaula 2 years ago
Sciatica: 'My neck was stiff, I strained to walk'
Accidents, UTIs and intestinal worms trouble Kenyans the most
Malaria led the pack. Top 10 other most reported conditions included Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), intestinal worms (minyoo) injuries from road accidents and eye conditions.
By Beldeen Waliaula 2 years ago
Accidents, UTIs and intestinal worms trouble Kenyans the most
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They poured liquid paraffin to peel off my skin easily
Drugs bought over the counter, like painkillers and antibiotics can result in detrimental health side-effects.
By Beldeen Waliaula 2 years ago
They poured liquid paraffin to peel off my skin easily
Marsabit drought: Even adults are malnourished, we're waiting on God
Drought in Marsabit County in northern Kenya has increased malnutrition to acute levels.
By Beldeen Waliaula 2 years ago
Marsabit drought: Even adults are malnourished, we're waiting on God
Where mosquito nets fence sukuma wiki gardens
Reduced use of mosquito nets keeps malaria cases high despite the efficacy of treated nets and distribution being 100 per cent.
By Beldeen Waliaula 2 years ago
Where mosquito nets fence sukuma wiki gardens
Colgate to dig more wells for 120,000 people
Through the initiative, children living in drought-affected areas will have a lighter burden of getting water on time and therefore spend more time in school.
By Beldeen Waliaula 2 years ago
Colgate to dig more wells for 120,000 people
My children can’t sleep hungry, not when I have alcohol
With no money, no food, and hungry children but alcohol at her disposal, Hascar made the tough decision: She gives her children alcohol instead of seeing them sleep on empty stomachs.
By Beldeen Waliaula 2 years ago
My children can’t sleep hungry, not when I have alcohol
Hospitals start clinical trials of HIV injections
ARVs with people living with HIV able to access the drugs at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi last week.
By Beldeen Waliaula 2 years ago
Hospitals start clinical trials of HIV injections
Ruto allies warn OKA principals against being coerced to back Raila
They said these party leaders are experienced politicians who can make informed choices.
By DPPS 2 years ago
Ruto allies warn OKA principals against being coerced to back Raila
Economic recovery plan will include all Kenyans, says Ruto
Deputy President William Ruto has said all Kenyans must fully participate in the political decisions of the country.
By DPPS 2 years ago
Economic recovery plan will include all Kenyans, says Ruto
Ruto to Raila: Don't wait to be endorsed
Deputy President William Ruto has urged leaders to seek the mandate of Kenyans instead of waiting for endorsements.
By DPPS 3 years ago
Ruto to Raila: Don't wait to be endorsed
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