‘Ghetto President’ Bobi Wine Ssentamu uses star power against Museveni

 A top Ugandan musician-turned-legislator says he wants to use his star power to spark “political change” in a country where President Yoweri Museveni has ruled for 31 years and parliament plans to introduce a...
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...

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...
Nurses

COTU wants doctors to join nurses strike

The Central Organization of Trade union- COTU is calling on doctors to join striking nurses in order to pressurize on the National and County Governments to sign and register the nurses' Collective Bargaining Agreement...

Two top city hotels shut over Cholera concerns

The national government in conjunction with county governments has intensified surveillance in the wake of an outbreak of cholera that has affected 12 counties. The development coming as the Ministry of Health ordered the...
EU eggs

End finger pointing over eggs – EU chief

The EU's food safety commissioner has called for an end to countries "blaming and shaming" each other, after eggs were found to contain traces of an insecticide dangerous to humans. Vytenis Andriukaitis said EU ministers...

Oral sex producing unstoppable bacteria

  Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder...
Heart age

10 years older Heart age for some men

One-tenth of 50-year-old men have a heart age 10 years older than they are, heightening their risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke, a study suggests. The Public Health England analysis is based on...
cholera

Authorities strive to arrest Cholera outbreak

With 6 people dead and over 300 others hospitalised, authorities are scrambling to control and subdue a recent outbreak of cholera that recently came to national attention when over 40 doctors at a medical...

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...
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