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How to live, die in ripe old age
Well, it is possible, though uncommon. Take James Mburu Kinani. He is 90 but still drives along the Nakuru-Naivasha highway, his 82-year-old wife, Magdalene, in tow.
By Mercy Kahenda 15 days ago
How to live, die in ripe old age
We don't need more hospitals- health economist
Kenya can address 72 per cent of the current healthcare burden, while 18 per cent handled in the secondary and tertiary hospitals.
By Mercy Kahenda 18 days ago
We don't need more hospitals- health economist
Chlamydia causing infertility among young women
Most patients are diagnosed at an adverse stage “unlike gonorrhea when the pain comes it is severe and therefore easy to look for attention.”
By Mercy Kahenda 19 days ago
Chlamydia causing infertility among young women
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Declining fertility among Kenyan young women: Here's why
The current fertility rate stands at 3.311 births per woman, a 1.55 percent decline from 2021.
By Mercy Kahenda 22 days ago
Declining fertility among Kenyan young women: Here's why
Covid-19 led to missed HIV, malaria diagnoses
Prof Thumbi Mwangi calls for the adoption of targeted interventions in future pandemics “without neglecting old ones…or disruption of services, exacerbating a health crisis.”
By Mercy Kahenda 26 days ago
Covid-19 led to missed HIV, malaria diagnoses
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Why healthcare services will remain a costly affair for most Kenyans
National and county governments control about 33.6pc of health financing while insurance penetration stands at 20pc, with 80 percent of the Kenyans having no insurance cover.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Why healthcare services will remain a costly affair for most Kenyans
Health crisis looming as donor funding taps gradually dry up
The USA, which supports HIV programmes through the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief’s (Pepfar), ended the support in 2019.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Health crisis looming as donor funding taps gradually dry up
Vaccines, awareness among healthcare workers needed to stop rabies deaths
Rabies has been causing preventable deaths in rural Kenya due to lack of knowledge on its prevention and management, a new study says.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Vaccines, awareness among healthcare workers needed to stop rabies deaths
Sh1 billion grant to fight Covid-19 through mobile vaccination drive
The support is the second grant offered to the facilities. In 2020, the hospitals received Sh720million for the purchase and distribution to the public health system of PPEs and testing kits.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Sh1 billion grant to fight Covid-19 through mobile vaccination drive
Seven tech trends determining the future of jobs and business
If you pay attention to which direction the technological ship is sailing, it's clear that market disruptors will be tech-based industries.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Seven tech trends determining the future of jobs and business
List: Number of MPs elected on ODM ticket so far
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party has already secured at least 22 National Assembly seats in the August 9, 2022 General Election.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
List: Number of MPs elected on ODM ticket so far
Suspend Joho, Junet's Twitter accounts, UDA asks NCIC
Joho and Junet had posted a video which had been manipulated to suggest Ruto was spreading hate.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Suspend Joho, Junet's Twitter accounts, UDA asks NCIC
History, hope and elation as Tom Mboya becomes full university
Tom Mboya University College in Homa Bay town will be the first public university in the region.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
History, hope and elation as Tom Mboya becomes full university
Alarming rise in sexual violence, teen mothers in Kenya
Teenagers represent 21 per cent of ante-natal attendances and 53 per cent of all sexual gender-based violence cases.
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
Alarming rise in sexual violence, teen mothers in Kenya
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Mental health: Why visits to faith healers, witches will end
The common mental illnesses in Kenya according to the Mental Health Taskforce established by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2019 include; depression and suicide, substance use disorder
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
Mental health: Why visits to faith healers, witches will end
Beware of enlarged testicles, blood in scrotum
Triggers of infertility in women may include infections, fibroids, and congenital malformation of the fallopian tubes and the uterus.
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
Beware of enlarged testicles, blood in scrotum
President has done well in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic
Vaccine uptake changed after Uhuru led by example in the vaccination drive.He allocated more resources to fighting Covid, including strengthening healthcare.
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
President has done well in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic
Lamu: Where phone notifies you of birth dates and polio jabs
Women in Lamu County have adopted mobile phone technology in maternal, newborn, and child health programmes.
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
Lamu: Where phone notifies you of birth dates and polio jabs
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Cure or poison? Experts poke holes on Raila, Ruto pledges on health
Economist Kamau says says none of the candidates has explained their health allocation and implementation plans. Iraki says UHC is a great idea but questions the source of funding.
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
Cure or poison? Experts poke holes on Raila, Ruto pledges on health
NHIF holders to access mental healthcare in enhanced benefits
Fighting mental health illnesses was enhanced after President Uhuru Kenyatta assented the Mental Health Bill, 2020 into law.
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
NHIF holders to access mental healthcare in enhanced benefits
NHIF members can now access enhanced prostate cancer drug
Ministry data shows prostate cancer accounts for 17.3 per cent of all male cancers.
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
NHIF members can now access enhanced prostate cancer drug
Newborns at risk as shortage of the rotavirus vaccine is felt in various clinics
Rotavirus vaccine supplies have been supported by Global Alliance for Vaccines since 2007.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Newborns at risk as shortage of the rotavirus vaccine is felt in various clinics
UN agencies give Sh80m to support children's health, education
So far, 8,264 children have been registered to benefit from the programme, whose piloting will end in December.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
UN agencies give Sh80m to support children's health, education
Brace for rise in flu infections among children, Ministry of Health warns
Health data indicates that Kenya experiences two influenza peaks each year.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Brace for rise in flu infections among children, Ministry of Health warns
Kenyans return to wearing of face masks amid rising Covid-19 cases
The public urged to continue to adhere to containment measures. At least 8,578,026 people have been fully vaccinated.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Kenyans return to wearing of face masks amid rising Covid-19 cases
Women suffer less Election Stress Disorder
Election Stress Disorder is characterised by fatigue, headaches, joint pains, intestinal and neck problems, numbness, insomnia, lack of appetite and psychosomatic illnesses.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Women suffer less Election Stress Disorder
Country's Covid-19 cases on the rise as testing capacity drops
Country is yet to attain the optimal testing capacity of 7,000 tests a day.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Country's Covid-19 cases on the rise as testing capacity drops
Donate blood to save lives, head of transfusion body urges Kenyans
The Kenya National Blood Transfusion and Transplant Services is targeting at least 400,000 units. Kenya requires a minimum of 500,000 units annually.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Donate blood to save lives, head of transfusion body urges Kenyans
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Elections: Politicians get so stressed, even suicidal
Health experts have warned that a majority of politicians are likely to suffer from election stress disorder, as we approach the general election. 
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Elections: Politicians get so stressed, even suicidal
Covid-19: State says no restrictions to be imposed despite rising cases
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced the relaxation of containment measures in March. On Saturday, the Health ministry announced the highest positivity rate of 9.9 per cent. 
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Covid-19: State says no restrictions to be imposed despite rising cases
Ministry told to help boost uptake of Covid vaccine as cases increase
Kenya has at least 143 distinct SARS-CoV-2 lineages, with omicron being the most dominant variant.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Ministry told to help boost uptake of Covid vaccine as cases increase
Face masks a must during fete at Uhuru Gardens, State cautions
Over the weekend, Covid-19 positivity rate rose to 5.6 per cent, the highest in the last three months.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Face masks a must during fete at Uhuru Gardens, State cautions
Lack of data on rock pythons was the terminal heartbreaker
Prof Matilu Mwau's study on human cardiovascular system using the African Rock Python was dropped due to lack of data on the number of African Rock Pythons in Kenya.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
Lack of data on rock pythons was the terminal heartbreaker
My daughter was convulsing, the dispensary had been closed
When Everlyn Akinyi Onyango’s three-year-old daughter became feverish and started convulsing one night, she feared for the worst as the nearest dispensary had been closed.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
My daughter was convulsing, the dispensary had been closed
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Divorce and Christianity: Should we pull asunder what God has joined?
Divorce in church, it appears, carries with it a heavier burden.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
Divorce and Christianity: Should we pull asunder what God has joined?
Vaccine delivers hope for families hit by malaria
Malaria vaccination is being undertaken in Homa Bay town, Ndiwa and Kabondo Kasipul. The children present with high fever, vomiting and respiratory distress.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
Vaccine delivers hope for families hit by malaria
Covid-19 cases rising, virus 'not over yet', experts warn
The Ministry of Health has raised concerns over that false perception which has drastically slowed the uptake of Covid-19 the jab, with at least 10 million doses still unused.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
Covid-19 cases rising, virus 'not over yet', experts warn
Without a fridge? Just store insulin in a clay pot
Insulin is an important drug in the management of glucose levels among diabetes patients. But to be effective, it requires proper storage. It can also turn toxic with improper storage.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
Without a fridge? Just store insulin in a clay pot
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'It haunts me many girls I 'cut' bled to death at birth'
For most girls, FGM signals the end of formal schooling and the advent of early pregnancies.
By Mercy Kahenda 5 months ago
'It haunts me many girls I 'cut' bled to death at birth'
Feeding on sweet potatoes morning, noon and night
The orange-fleshed sweet potato is grown via irrigation leaving her with surplus to sell for income generation.
By Mercy Kahenda 5 months ago
Feeding on sweet potatoes morning, noon and night