antibody

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus - making it harder for HIV to...
Mother

Dangerous levels of mercury found in women of childbearing age

Mercury has been found in high levels across all global regions in women of reproductive age, according to a new study. The study conducted by a global public health and environment network IPEN and Biodiversity Research...
Malnutirtion

Malnutrition crisis deepens across Kenya

Nearly 370,000 children across the country are in dire need of treatment for acute malnutrition, including 72,600 who are suffering from the most severe form, which requires specialized, life-saving care. According to UNICEF, Turkana...

Kenya to eradicate Trachoma by 2019

The government has launched an initiative aimed at eliminated trachoma in the country by the year 2019. Dubbed the One Hundred Million campaign, the initiative being funded by the Lions Clubs International and will...
Africa Health

Report: Closing the health gap for Africa within a generation is achievable

Closing the health gap for Africa within a generation is achievable if opportunities afforded by a rapidly growing workforce are seized and if health systems are transformed to target the needs of individual countries...
Life

Kenyan life expectancy growing but communicable diseases taking a deadly toll

Life expectancy is growing in Kenya but the country continues to struggle with communicable diseases like HIV and diarrhea, as well as neonatal ailments that kill infants. Globally, countries have saved more lives over the...

Thousands of children living with disability receive major lifeline

Thousands of children living with disability from across the country received a major lifeline Wednesday when an outreach project was rolled out to offer a raft of solutions for their congenital challenges. The “Help Me...

HeartMate implant devise gives lifeline to heart failure patients

32-year old Bouba Dieme walks through life with such confidence, no one can tell what he’s been through. He literally carries his heart with him wherever he goes. Five years ago, while working in South...

Indian doctors offer health services at Mombasa Hospital

Patients planning to seek specialized treatment in India can now access the services at Mombasa hospital. The administrative director of Mombasa Hospital Abbas Nasser says specialist surgeons from India are conducting a free medical camp...
Cancer Pen

‘Pen’ identifies cancer in 10 seconds

A handheld device can identify cancer tissue in 10 seconds, according to scientists at the University of Texas. They say it could make surgery to remove a tumour quicker, safer and more precise. And they hope...
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