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 Maryann Muganda 1 month ago
UN report shows wildlife trafficking still rampant
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 Maryann Muganda 2 months ago
KMPDU defends return-to-work deal amid grumbling it abandoned interns
State accelerates digital transformation of healthcare
Under-five years mortality dropped to 41 per 1,000 live births from 52, while infant mortality fell to 32 per 1,000 from 39.
By Maryann Muganda and Harrison Ngola 2 months ago
State accelerates digital transformation of healthcare
Pneumonia onslaught: Chest specialist's frontline battle
The changing weather patterns create an environment conducive to the spread of respiratory pathogens.
By Maryann Muganda 2 months 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 Maryann Muganda 2 months 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 Maryann Muganda 2 months 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 Maryann Muganda 2 months 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 Maryann Muganda 2 months 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 Maryann Muganda 2 months ago
Azimio senators offer Sh50,000 to clinical officers in solidarity with strike
No solution yet between medics and government despite hopeful promises
A union official confirmed that the latest round of talks with government had stalled. The latest impasse stems from disagreement over documenting any deal that will be reached.
By Maryann Muganda and Alex Kiarie 2 months ago
No solution yet between medics and government despite hopeful promises
Doctors accuse Nakhumicha of misleading Parliament
Dennis Miskellah claimed that the CS misled the lawmakers on several key aspects of the industrial dispute between the union and the government.
By Maryann Muganda and Ronald Kipruto 2 months ago
Doctors accuse Nakhumicha of misleading Parliament
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 Maryann Muganda 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 Maryann Muganda 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 Maryann Muganda 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 Maryann Muganda 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 Maryann Muganda 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 Maryann Muganda 3 months ago
KUCO to withdraw specialist clinical officers as stalemate deepens
Private doctors to join strike in 7 days as church, Raila speak out
Opposition leader Raila Odinga and a section of the clergy have urged the government to take steps to end the doctors' strike that has gone on for a month.
By Alex Kiarie and Maryann Muganda 3 months ago
Private doctors to join strike in 7 days as church, Raila speak out
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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 Maryann Muganda 3 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 Maryann Muganda 3 months ago
Kebs to sue firm behind fake fertiliser
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17 bodies threaten to join doctor's strike
Umbrella society demands the inclusion of all un-unionised healthcare workers in the ongoing negotiations between the government and KMPDU.
By Josphat Thiong'o and Maryann Muganda 3 months ago
17 bodies threaten to join doctor's strike
Clinical officers are first point of call for patients
Clinical officers take a key position in the provision of primary healthcare services with a special focus on upcountry where health service centres are few and far between.
By Alex Kiarie and Maryann Muganda 3 months ago
Clinical officers are first point of call for patients
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 Maryann Muganda 3 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 Maryann Muganda 3 months ago
Counties urged to adopt AI to reduce maternal deaths
Doctors hit the streets in protest as talks with government collapse
Hundreds of striking doctors poured to the streets as talks between their union and the committee appointed by the court collapsed as soon as they began.
By Maryann Muganda and Alex Kiarie 3 months ago
Doctors hit the streets in protest as talks with government collapse
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Inside State House meeting that helped ease doctors' stalemate
Head of Public Service delivers President Ruto's message to striking doctors. The government says it is committed to handling all issues raised by the union leaders.
By Mercy Kahenda and Maryanne Muganda, Mercy Kahenda and Maryann Muganda 3 months ago
Inside State House meeting that helped ease doctors' stalemate
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 Maryann Muganda 3 months ago
Erectile dysfunction: Deciphering science behind blood flow in penile function
More pain for the sick as doctors begin nationwide strike today
KMPDU officials said the decision was arrived at due to a lack of consensus with the government on issues affecting healthcare workers across the country.
By Maryann Muganda and Josphat Thiong'o 3 months ago
More pain for the sick as doctors begin nationwide strike today
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 Maryann Muganda 4 months ago
Looming health crisis as KMPDU maintains doctors' strike still on
Looming crisis in public hospitals over shortage of medical interns
KMPDU Secretary-General signs strike notice from his hospital bed, days after being injured by the police while pushing for posting of 4,000 interns.
By Francis Ontomwa and Maryann Muganda 4 months ago
Looming crisis in public hospitals over shortage of medical interns
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 Maryann Muganda 4 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 Maryann Muganda 4 months ago
Need a mood booster? Try these foods
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Apologise over brutality or we'll not treat you, doctors tell police
Medical unions issued the strike notice as they protested against violence unleashed against their colleagues on Thursday.
By Maryann Muganda and Maureen Wanjiku 4 months ago
Apologise over brutality or we'll not treat you, doctors tell police
Pain of 3,580 medical graduates grappling with uncertain future
Failure to place medical interns means many hospitals now have no junior doctors, impacting patient care. Health Ministry needs Sh4.9 billion to finance monthly salaries stipulated in CBA.
By Maryann Muganda and Noel Nabiswa 4 months ago
Pain of 3,580 medical graduates grappling with uncertain future
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 Maryann Muganda 4 months ago
Health Ministry requests Sh4.9bn to fund internship programme
Doctors threaten strike over delayed internships
Union faults Ministry of Health for not releasing funds to send medical graduates to hospitals. They say the 1,215 interns are ready to work and ease pressure on healthcare workers.
By Maryann Muganda and Noel Nabiswa 4 months ago
Doctors threaten strike over delayed internships
KMPDU issues ultimatum over placement of medical graduates
KMPDU has issued an ultimatum to the Ministry of Health demanding immediate internship placements for over 1000 medical graduates by March 1st.
By Maryann Muganda and Noel Nabiswa 4 months ago
KMPDU issues ultimatum over placement of medical graduates
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 Maryann Muganda 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 Maryann Muganda 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 Maryann Muganda 5 months ago
KNH advances kidney care with successful laparoscopic transplant
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