Kenya among exposed nations as global vaccine talks collapse
For Kenya and many other developing nations, this breakdown is more than a diplomatic disappointment—it highlights the vulnerabilities exposed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
By 12 days ago
Kenya among exposed nations as global vaccine talks collapse
Ministries join forces with millers in food fortification programme
In Kenya, malnutrition stands at 18 per cent with children under five grappling with stunted growth.
By 12 days ago
Ministries join forces with millers in food fortification programme
Diary of an overworked and underpaid Kenyan nurse
Kenya's nursing workforce finds itself grappling with a multitude of challenges that have long plagued the profession.
By 15 days ago
Diary of an overworked and underpaid Kenyan nurse
Nakhumicha unveils UHC reforms at World Health Assembly in Geneva
CS Nakhumicha emphasised Kenya's focus on reducing healthcare costs through increased local manufacturing of drugs, commodities and health technologies.
By 20 days ago
Nakhumicha unveils UHC reforms at World Health Assembly in Geneva
Survey reveals surging male births and a drop in teenage pregnancies
Male newborns accounted for 51 per cent of all registered births. 11.8 per cent of registered births were to adolescent girls aged between 15 and 19.
By 21 days ago
Survey reveals surging male births and a drop in teenage pregnancies
Emotional powder kegs: When men choose to suffer in silence
Men experience the full range of human emotions, from happiness to sadness, anger to heartbreak.
By 22 days ago
Emotional powder kegs: When men choose to suffer in silence
CS Nakhumicha outlines Ministry's efforts to combat cervical cancer
In Kenya, cancer is responsible for approximately 10 per cent of deaths, making it the third leading cause of mortality after infectious diseases and cardiovascular diseases
By 21 days ago
CS Nakhumicha outlines Ministry's efforts to combat cervical cancer
Ministry assures Kenyans over vaccine shortages
Medical Services PS Harry Kimtai admitted that the available national  stock of the BCG, OPV, and measles rubella vaccines may last less than two months.
By 25 days ago
Ministry assures Kenyans over vaccine shortages
Health crisis persists as lab technicians' strike enters day 53
The absence of laboratory services has crippled services with about 70 per cent of hospital visits requiring lab services such as blood tests and screening.
By 26 days ago
Health crisis persists as lab technicians' strike enters day 53
Teen pregnancies decline as contraceptive uptake increases
Adolescent pregnancies are on a modest decline on Kenya, according to the latest figures from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).
By 27 days ago
Teen pregnancies decline as contraceptive uptake increases
State set to double health expenditure to Sh161.8 billion
KNBS projected a staggering 83.6 per cent increase in health expenditure, from Sh88.1 billion in 2022/23 to Sh161.8 billion in 2023/24.
By 27 days ago
State set to double health expenditure to Sh161.8 billion
UN report shows wildlife trafficking still rampant
According to the World Wildlife Crime Report, despite efforts to curb wildlife trafficking over the past 20 years, more than 4,000 species are still affected, majority endangered.
By 1 month ago
UN report shows wildlife trafficking still rampant
Women to benefit from 450,000 doses of self-injectable contraceptives
Kenya's reproductive health services got a major boost after receiving 450,000 doses of self-injectable contraceptives.
By 1 month ago
Women to benefit from 450,000 doses of self-injectable contraceptives
KMPDU defends return-to-work deal amid grumbling it abandoned interns
Doctors union says it is committed to resolving interns’ issues through ongoing negotiations with the government after they signed a deal that ended a 56-day industrial action.
By 1 month ago
KMPDU defends return-to-work deal amid grumbling it abandoned interns
Pneumonia onslaught: Chest specialist's frontline battle
The changing weather patterns create an environment conducive to the spread of respiratory pathogens.
By 1 month ago
Pneumonia onslaught: Chest specialist's frontline battle
GBV rising among persons with disabilities - report
The threat of gender-based violence (GBV) is an all-too-common occurrence, one that is often dismissed or swept under the rug.
By 1 month ago
GBV rising among persons with disabilities - report
Ministry issues cholera alert amid floods, medics' strike
In a statement issued on Friday, the ministry disclosed that one case of cholera had been detected in Tana River County on April 26.
By 1 month ago
Ministry issues cholera alert amid floods, medics' strike
Crisis deepens as counties send home defiant medics
The termination notices cite the physicians' ongoing absence from work as grounds for dismissal and a breach of their employment contracts.
By 1 month ago
Crisis deepens as counties send home defiant medics
Africa to redouble efforts boost health safety through manufacturing
Through enhanced regional cooperation, self-sufficiency, and innovative approaches, African leaders aim to boost their ability to respond to health crises effectively.
By 1 month ago
Africa to redouble efforts boost health safety through manufacturing
Azimio senators offer Sh50,000 to clinical officers in solidarity with strike
Senators Sifuna and Wambua said the amount would help the striking officers sustain their efforts as they demand implementation of their CBA.
By 1 month ago
Azimio senators offer Sh50,000 to clinical officers in solidarity with strike
Governors say doctor's pay will affect civil servants
The conflict pitting the healthcare workers and the government looks far from over as both sides hold on their extreme positions.
By 2 months ago
Governors say doctor's pay will affect civil servants
Medics defy IG Koome, vow to hold weekly demos
Doctors want President William Ruto to establish a multi-sectoral working team. They say they have filed defamation case against the IG
By 2 months ago
Medics defy IG Koome, vow to hold weekly demos
Gender-responsive health policies key to achieving equity, experts say
Muyingo said the limited availability of sex-disaggregated data on Covid-19 hampered the ability to comprehend and develop solutions to address any potential gender disparities.
By 2 months ago
Gender-responsive health policies key to achieving equity, experts say
Unspoken struggle of bedwetting as an adult
Bedwetting beyond a certain age is considered a condition requiring attention.
By 2 months ago
Unspoken struggle of bedwetting as an adult
Understanding HIVAIDS testing and counseling standards in Kenya
HIV testing standards are rigorously regulated by both the Ministry of Health's National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) and the WHO.
By 2 months ago
Understanding HIVAIDS testing and counseling standards in Kenya
KUCO to withdraw specialist clinical officers as stalemate deepens
Despite the government's efforts to resolve the crisis, KMPDU has dug in, insisting that no compromise will be made until all demands are met.
By 2 months ago
KUCO to withdraw specialist clinical officers as stalemate deepens
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Clinical officers blame governors as talks collapse
Gibore said failure by governors to come to the negotiation table gives them reason to continue with their strike. Officials had held meetings with PS Mary Muriuki.
By 2 months ago
Clinical officers blame governors as talks collapse
Kebs to sue firm behind fake fertiliser
The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has initiated legal action against the company behind the fake fertiliser whose distribution to farmers has caused a national uproar.
By 2 months ago
Kebs to sue firm behind fake fertiliser
Clinical officers begin strike as crisis in health sector worsens
As the Easter season comes to a close, patients across the country are waking up to yet another twist in the already complicated situation in the health sector.
By 2 months ago
Clinical officers begin strike as crisis in health sector worsens
Counties urged to adopt AI to reduce maternal deaths
Maternal mortality rates in Kenya remain at an alarming 355 deaths per 100,000 live births, according to the 2022 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey.
By 2 months ago
Counties urged to adopt AI to reduce maternal deaths
Erectile dysfunction: Deciphering science behind blood flow in penile function
In Kenya, about 15 to 20 per cent of men suffer from erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
By 3 months ago
Erectile dysfunction: Deciphering science behind blood flow in penile function
Looming health crisis as KMPDU maintains doctors' strike still on
KMPDU maintains that the national doctors' strike announced to kick off on Wednesday is still on.
By 3 months ago
Looming health crisis as KMPDU maintains doctors' strike still on
Understanding the thyroid: Is goitre the same thing as hyperthyroidism?
A specialist explains the functions of the thyroid and the conditions that cause and result from the improper functioning of the gland
By 3 months ago
Understanding the thyroid: Is goitre the same thing as hyperthyroidism?
Need a mood booster? Try these foods
According to nutrition expert Kepha Nyanumba, incorporating mood-enhancing foods regularly can support long-term emotional well-being.
By 3 months ago
Need a mood booster? Try these foods
Health Ministry requests Sh4.9bn to fund internship programme
The Ministry of Health now says it needs Sh4.9 billion to be able to implement its annual internship programme.
By 3 months ago
Health Ministry requests Sh4.9bn to fund internship programme
Kenya to host EU conference on blue economy
The investors will be seeking to explore partnerships and opportunities around Kenya's blue economy sectors like fisheries, ocean renewable energy, tourism and transportation.
By 4 months ago
Kenya to host EU conference on blue economy
Medical graduates protest to demand internship placement
The medical graduates marched in solidarity to protest the delay in their postings for compulsory professional training and licensing by the Ministry of Health.
By 4 months ago
Medical graduates protest to demand internship placement
KNH advances kidney care with successful laparoscopic transplant
Laparoscopic kidney removal uses a camera and tools inserted through tiny abdominal incisions. The kidney can then be extracted with minimal trauma to the body.
By 4 months ago
KNH advances kidney care with successful laparoscopic transplant
Activists lead protest in city over femicide cases
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets across major towns to condemn escalating cases of femicide in Kenya.
By 4 months ago
Activists lead protest in city over femicide cases
Association of pharmaceuticals gets new boss, calls for adoption of code of practice
The newly elected Kenya Association of Pharmaceuticals Industry –KAPI has called for collaboration and ethics that will benefit patients.
By 4 months ago
Association of pharmaceuticals gets new boss, calls for adoption of code of practice
Alarm as 15,000 girls impregnated in Meru County
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