Government orders Ebola screening at entry points

The government has ordered the screening of all travelers coming entering the country following an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki says entry points like the Jomo Kenyatta...
Students in public secondary schools to benefit from NHIF cover

NHIF cover for public high school students kicks off

The 4.05 billion shillings National Hospital Insurance Fund comprehensive medical cover that will cater for all students in public secondary schools has kicked off. The scheme that was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta last...

Critical window for learning a language

There is a critical cut-off age for learning a language fluently, according to research. If you want to have native-like knowledge of English grammar, for example, you should ideally start before age 10, say the...

Kenya seeks to borrow the Cuban healthcare model

Cuba Health Care system is rated among the best in the world with its citizens accessing free medical care including cancer treatment and organ transplant. So organised is their provision of healthcare that the...

High carb diet may hasten menopause

A diet high in carbs could bring on an earlier menopause, a study suggests. Eating lots of pasta and rice was associated with reaching menopause one-and-a-half years earlier than the average age of women in...
Malaria experts

Kenya picked for Malaria trial vaccine

Kenya is among three African countries selected to participate in the trial of a new malaria vaccine.  The vaccine which will be piloted in endemic counties within the Lake Region basin will target mainly...
Insurance providers warn of healthcare cost burden 

Insurance providers warn of healthcare cost burden 

Rising incidences of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) is putting pressure on healthcare cost, prompting insurance providers to warn of an impending burden.   Speaking at a workshop organized by Minet Kenya for human resource practitioners at a...
Children with malaria attract more malaria mosquitoes

Children with malaria attract more malaria mosquitoes

Children with malaria emit specific odour that attracts more malaria mosquitoes increasing the risk of these children being bitten by the vectors. “Our study advances earlier research that showed that children carrying the malaria parasite, Plasmodium,...

First Lady distributes mobility carts, roots for persons with disability

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has called for concerted efforts to remove barriers that prevent persons with disability from realizing their full potential. She said issues affecting people with disability should be given priority in policy...

New guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

The World Health Organization (WHO) is now encouraging mothers to exclusively breastfeed their newly born children for two years instead of the six months minimum period that has been promoted in the recent past. WHO says...
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