Grand challenges Canada to empower world’s most vulnerable women and girls

Grand Challenges Canada to empower most vulnerable women, girls

Grand Challenges Canada on Monday announced 18 projects extending innovative forms of health-related lifelines to some of humanity’s most acutely impoverished, neglected and vulnerable women and girls, supported by the Government of Canada through...

Kenya celebrates 29th World AIDS day

Kenya joined the rest of the world in marking the 29th World AIDS day amid encouraging milestones in the fight against HIV. According to the Ministry of Health, mother to child infections have reduced...

World Aids marathon to be held on Friday

The 13th edition of World Aids marathon, a run that is held in a bid to raise awareness that AIDS sufferers globally must have access to AIDS medicine, will be held at the lake...

Kenya, Japan launch programme to integrate technology in healthcare

The Kenyan government in collaboration with the government of Japan has launched a health development program that seeks to integrate technology in the provision of healthcare as it strives to realize universal health care. ...

UNAIDS: New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic

Developing new front-line antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among key steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/Aids and ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030,...

Oral hygiene

What you need to know about oral hygiene By Muraya Kamunde Oral health is the absence of disease and the optimal functioning of the mouth and its tissues. Good oral health is associated with general body...

Awareness is still the key to tackling Cancer

In Kenya, 7% of deaths are caused by cancer, awareness could help reduce this The collective fight against the disease was strengthened by the creation of the National Cancer Control Strategy about two months ago. The...

FDA approves ‘trackable’ pill

US regulators have approved the first pill that can be digitally tracked through the body. The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets - for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes - have an ingestible sensor embedded inside them...

Kenya launches new drug to treat pneumonia in children

The Kenyan Ministry of Health has announced that it will officially adopt amoxicillin-dispersible tablets as the first line antibiotic treatment for pneumonia in children under age five. Pneumonia has been ranked as one of...
Marburg

Ministry of Health allays fears of Marburg virus outbreak

The Ministry of Health has allayed fears of a Marburg fever outbreak in the country, but urged Kenyans to remain vigilant after several cases of the viral disease were confirmed in neighboring Uganda. Speaking to...
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