First Lady urges Kenyans to register with NHIF

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Tuesday urged all Kenyans to register with the National Hospital Insurance Fund for better healthcare. She said registering with the scheme will reduce the burden of hospital care on families. The First...

Maji Milele providing water for all

Maji Milele is providing water for residents in both urban and rural Kenya https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM0awL7B7QU&feature=youtu.be   Access to water is perhaps the major issue affecting communities in urban and rural Kenya. ‘Maji Milele’ is a for-profit social enterprise...
The staggering cost of treating unsafe abortions in Kenya

The staggering cost of treating unsafe abortions in Kenya

Policy makers in the country are being confronted by the harsh reality of the staggering cost of treating unsafe abortions in Kenya. According to a research by the Ministry of Health which was published...

Editing human embryos ‘morally permissible’

Should we or shouldn't we be allowed to modify human DNA in future children? An inquiry into the ethical issues surrounding genetically altering a human embryo has found there is "no absolute reason not to...

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...

Gov’t to enhance interventions to curb HIV AIDS spread

The government is pledging to enhance interventions aimed at reducing the HIV AIDS epidemic through focused interventions. Speaking during the launch of the Kenya HIV estimates report 2018, health cabinet secretary Sicily Kariuki said...

Swine Flu confirmed in Nanyuki; one dead

The Ministry of Health in Laikipia County has issued an alert after samples taken from patients suffering from flu confirmed presence of A1 H1N1 Prototype 9 Influenza Virus also known as Swine flu. The samples...

Ultra-processed foods ‘linked to cancer’

A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as "ultra-processed". A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such...

A new anti-Malaria drug launched in Kenya

Shin Poong Pharm in partnership with Perspective Healthcare has Wednesday launched a new Artemesinin Combination Therapy (ACT) in the fight against Malaria. The drug has demonstrated high cure rates and provides a long-term protection with...

Kenya joins the World in marking World Pneumonia Day

Monday marked the 10th annual World Pneumonia Day where global health advocates called on leaders to scale up existing interventions and invest in new diagnostics and treatment to beat pneumonia. New analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins...
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