Worrying trends of sexual assault in children causing HIV infections, unintended pregnancies
Girls who conceive risk transmitting HIV to unborn babies, as they do not know how to prevent mother-child transmission of the virus.
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Worrying trends of sexual assault in children causing HIV infections, unintended pregnancies
Huru International, USAID in partnership to improve menstrual health
The project aims to bridge the menstrual health gap for women who, due to poverty, often resort to using unsafe and unsanitary alternatives.
By 8 days ago
Huru International, USAID in partnership to improve menstrual health
All Kenyans to register afresh for new medical scheme in March
All Kenyans above the age of 18 will register biometrically with the Social Health Authority (SHA).
By 16 days ago
All Kenyans to register afresh for new medical scheme in March
The solid vow: We will not subject our daughters to FGM, survivors promise
Survivors of FGM sensitise communities to end the practice, promising not to let the young generation suffer as they did on grounds that the 'cut' is not dictated by religion.
By 19 days ago
The solid vow: We will not subject our daughters to FGM, survivors promise
Charlene Ruto unveiled as blood ambassador, vows to intensify donation drive
Charlene Ruto has vowed to knock on the door of universities, schools and other learning institutions to boost the blood donation drive for the country.
By 20 days ago
Charlene Ruto unveiled as blood ambassador, vows to intensify donation drive
Transition committee set up to oversee shift from NHIF to SHA
The committee will create an institutional and legal framework for the synchronized switch to SHA.
By 19 days ago
Transition committee set up to oversee shift from NHIF to SHA
Mentor mothers key in elimination of mother-child HIV transmission
Linking women to mentor mothers is key to identifying gaps in mother-child transmission to help come up with solutions.
By 21 days ago
Mentor mothers key in elimination of mother-child HIV transmission
Kenya needs 500,000 pints of blood to save lives
Kenya needs 500,000 pints of blood this year to save lives in the event of emergencies.
By 20 days ago
Kenya needs 500,000 pints of blood to save lives
High alert after outbreak of Red Eye disease
Disease spread by touching the eyes of an infected person or contaminated surfaces. Hygiene is a key preventive measure as washing hands kills infections.
By 23 days ago
High alert after outbreak of Red Eye disease
Oncofertility, major fertility concerns during cancer treatment
With the increased number of cancer survivors, experts have raised concerns about the growing number of infertility attributed to cancer treatment (oncofertility).
By 28 days ago
Oncofertility, major fertility concerns during cancer treatment
Prof Stella Anyangwe: Polio ambassador who won't stop until disease is eradicated
Prof Stella Anyangwe currently spearheads the EndPolioNow campaign for Rotary Region 28, overseeing seven Districts across 15 countries in Eastern and South Africa.
By 28 days ago
Prof Stella Anyangwe: Polio ambassador who won't stop until disease is eradicated
Are fibroids a threat to fertility in women?
Fibroids can grow in the muscle wall of the uterus (myometrial), under the surface of the uterine lining (submucosal) and the outside lining of the uterus (subserosal).
By 1 month ago
Are fibroids a threat to fertility in women?
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Doctors, private hospitals dismiss fraud report, fear denial of claims
KMPDU says Nakhumicha's purported scandal is a fraudulent misrepresentation of facts. Private hospitals claim the 'inconsistent' report was meant to deny them their 'deserved' payments.
By 1 month ago
Doctors, private hospitals dismiss fraud report, fear denial of claims
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Scandals derail gains made in health docket - Nakhumicha
CS Susan Nakhumicha revealed part of the rot in health insurance, one of the many ailments that have been tormenting the sector that she has been running since she was appointed.
By 1 month ago
Scandals derail gains made in health docket - Nakhumicha
Counties stare at looming health crisis as unresolved health workers' demands bite
One significant challenge contributing to subpar service delivery to patients nationwide is the insufficient staffing of health professionals in the appropriate mix.
By 1 month ago
Counties stare at looming health crisis as unresolved health workers' demands bite
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Ruto's health agenda in limbo amid court cases
William Ruto's health agenda hangs in the balance after courts stopped implementation of three Acts by the Ministry of Health.
By 1 month ago
Ruto's health agenda in limbo amid court cases
Dehydration: Main cause of death in childhood diarrhoea
In Kenya, in 2018, at least 1,499,146 cases of diarrhoea were reported among children under five years, where Nairobi accounted for 136,028 of the cases.
By 1 month ago
Dehydration: Main cause of death in childhood diarrhoea
After six miscarriages, the birth of my son brightened my life'
“The birth of my child was a light in our family,” says Wanza who is not sure about the causes of the miscarriages.
By 1 month ago
After six miscarriages, the birth of my son brightened my life'
MoH concerned over high tobacco consumption during festivity
The Ministry of Health has raised concerns over the alarming surge in the consumption of substances and drugs during the festivity season.
By 1 month ago
MoH concerned over high tobacco consumption during festivity
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NHIF collections take a hit, leave hospitals and patients in pain
NHIF owes service providers millions as Kenyans withhold their contributions. Transition to SHA in limbo after a court case was filed against the new law.
By 1 month ago
NHIF collections take a hit, leave hospitals and patients in pain
Practice safe sex and avoid uninspected meat, Kenyans cautioned
The Ministry of Health has warned Kenyans against consumption of dead animals and birds during the Christmas festivity season, and illicit sex.
By 2 months ago
Practice safe sex and avoid uninspected meat, Kenyans cautioned
Nakhumicha speaks on UHC roll-out and ongoing reforms
CS says the Kenya Kwanza government has implemented crucial reforms in the sector and is committed to providing inclusive, effective and accessible health care to all.
By 2 months ago
Nakhumicha speaks on UHC roll-out and ongoing reforms
Report reveals acute shortage of kidney treatment services amid growing demand
About 4 million Kenyans have chronic kidney disease, with a significant number developing kidney failure. Out of these, about 10,000 people have end-stage renal disease and require dialysis.
By 2 months ago
Report reveals acute shortage of kidney treatment services amid growing demand
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Huge gaps rock Kenya's healthcare system despite push to attain UHC
As President William Ruto pushes for the implementation of UHC, just a handful of hospitals have what it takes to offer quality services in line with that ambitious agenda.
By 2 months ago
Huge gaps rock Kenya's healthcare system despite push to attain UHC
Why you must wash your hands when handling newborns
Globally, newborns are at the highest risk for bacterial sepsis, with the prevalence at 1 to 10 per 1000 live births.
By 2 months ago
Why you must wash your hands when handling newborns
Concern as 248 children aged 10-19 infected with HIV weekly
Kenya is grappling with a concerning surge in HIV infections among adolescents, ranking seventh globally in the disease burden.
By 2 months ago
Concern as 248 children aged 10-19 infected with HIV weekly
Teen pregnancies a major hitch in fight against HIV
Adolescents infected with HIV she says are likely to miss out on treatment, and easily transmit the virus to their babies due to lack of knowledge on preventing mother-to-child transmission.
By 2 months ago
Teen pregnancies a major hitch in fight against HIV
Stakeholders bank on colour painting, music to end HIVAIDS in adolescents
The use of colour in campaigns has been adopted as a tool to sensitise adolescents on HIV prevention, testing and treatment.
By 2 months ago
Stakeholders bank on colour painting, music to end HIVAIDS in adolescents
Kenya ranked sixth in AIDS deaths as injectable drug use linked to new infections
Kenya is recording high HIV infections caused by injection of drugs as the country ranks position six globally with the highest number of AIDS deaths.
By 2 months ago
Kenya ranked sixth in AIDS deaths as injectable drug use linked to new infections
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It's official, all Kenyans will pay 2.75 pc to new medical scheme
According to the regulations, employees will pay 2.75 per cent of gross salary to the kitty. Non-salaried Kenyans will pay 2.75 per cent of their earnings to the medical kitty.
By 2 months ago
It's official, all Kenyans will pay 2.75 pc to new medical scheme
Cases of cholera, diarrhoea surge due to hygiene risk posed by El Nino
Ministry says overcrowding in displacement camps triggers respiratory tract infections. Cases of deaths may increase with the rains due to contamination of water bodies and poor sanitation.
By 2 months ago
Cases of cholera, diarrhoea surge due to hygiene risk posed by El Nino
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Mass sackings loom at NHIF as new management takes over
The jobs of current staff at the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) are in limbo after the new authority took over management.
By 2 months ago
Mass sackings loom at NHIF as new management takes over
Caffeine citrate: New 'gamechanger' drug in saving lives of preterm and low-birth babies
There is hope in reducing infant deaths in Kenya, following the adoption of a drug that manages breathing problems in newborns.
By 2 months ago
Caffeine citrate: New 'gamechanger' drug in saving lives of preterm and low-birth babies
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Anxiety after chairman of new health authority reports at NHIF
Transition at the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIF) has kicked off after the appointment of the new board to the scheme.
By 2 months ago
Anxiety after chairman of new health authority reports at NHIF
When preterm babies 'forget to breathe'
Preterm birth is when a baby is born too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. But what exactly could go wrong when a baby is born prematurely?
By 3 months ago
When preterm babies 'forget to breathe'
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State set to publish new health insurance charges
President Ruto had proposed 2.75 per cent contributions to the scheme. Health CS set November 22 as the commencement date of the new law.
By 3 months ago
State set to publish new health insurance charges
It's a lonely, silent world for men in the grip of mental health diseases
Most men would rather keep to themselves rather than share their challenges for fear of a judgmental society of perceptions of showing weakness.
By 3 months ago
It's a lonely, silent world for men in the grip of mental health diseases
21 out of 1000 newborns die before 28 days
At least a third of neonatal deaths recorded in Kenya this year were as a result of prematurity complications.
By 3 months ago
21 out of 1000 newborns die before 28 days
21 out of 1000 newborns die before 28 days, doctors say
Data reveals that this year alone, 37 per cent of newborn deaths of babies aged between zero and 28 days were as a result of prematurity.
By 3 months ago
21 out of 1000 newborns die before 28 days, doctors say
Global Fund gets new mosquito nets supplier after Kemsa row
15.3 million treated nets will be distributed in 22 high malaria-burden counties. Official launch of distribution will be in Homa Bay.
By 3 months ago
Global Fund gets new mosquito nets supplier after Kemsa row
Why Uhuru shelved AU job bid in favour of Raila
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