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...

Baby born four years after parents’ death

A baby has been born in China to a surrogate mother four years after his parents died in a car crash, Chinese media reported. The couple, who died in 2013, had frozen several embryos hoping...

More than half your body is not human

More than half of your body is not human, say scientists. Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists. Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our...

LG Electronics donates Four Million Shillings

LG Electronics donates four million shillings to PCEA Kikuyu Hospital to help amputees get back on their feet LG Electronics has reaffirmed its financial support to P.C.E.A Kikuyu hospital’s orthopaedic rehabilitation unit for the 12th year...

NACC partners with boda boda operators to raise HIV awareness

The war against HIV has been taken to the streets following a partnership between the National Aids Control Council (NACC) and the Boda Boda National Association. The initiative is targeting to raise awareness on...
African govts urged to support cleft lip, palate treatment

African govts urged to support cleft lip, palate treatment

African governments have been urged to allocate adequate funds to support the treatment of cleft lip and palate patients in their countries. Speaking at the Pan African Association of Cleft lip and Palate (PAACLIP) conference...

CS vows to ensure Universal Health Coverage

The Ministry of Health has launched key documents and tools that have been developed to aid in delivering performance reports detailing progress against targets. This will strengthen health sector policy dialogue processes and information sharing...
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