Use of modern contraceptive methods increases to 46pc

The use of modern contraceptive methods among all women of reproductive age has increased to 46% in 2020, up from 38% in 2014, a new survey shows. Kericho County has recorded 42% of the pregnancies...

Murathe denies involvement in KEMSA scandal

Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe has denied any involvement in the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency-KEMSA scandal. Appearing before the National Assembly's Public Investment Committee, Murathe said it was unfair for him to be tagged...
New NHIF regulations continue to elicit reactions

NHIF considering adding Covid treatment in medical bouquet

The National Hospital Insurance Fund is considering adding treatment for COVID-19 to its medical coverage bouquet as part of policy reforms at the state corporation.     NHIF board chairperson Lewis Nguyai says expanding services to...

Miscarriage rates ‘over 40% higher’ in black women

Black women face a significantly higher risk of having a miscarriage than white, research suggests. The Lancet analysis of data on 4.6 million pregnancies in seven countries suggests being black increases miscarriage risk by 43%. It...

CT scan machine installed in Kajiado referral hospital

Kajiado County patients are poised to benefit  from CT scan services following the installation of the machine at Kajiado referral hospital after a long wait.   For years, patients requiring CT scan services endured long journeys...

469 test positive for Covid, as Kenya’s positivity rate hits 11.2pc

469 people have tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 4,194 tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya's  positivity rate is at 11.2%, with total confirmed positive cases in the country now 156,318. The...
WHO calls for renewed action to fight Malaria

Kenya marks malaria day with mass nets distribution

The government has launched a campaign to distribute 15.7 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets in 27 high malaria burden regions, as Kenya joined the world in Marking World Malaria Day Sunday. According to the Ministry of...
Nairobi, Kisumu, Kiambu among counties with high GBV prevalence

Nairobi, Kisumu, Kiambu among counties with high GBV prevalence

Cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Kenya increased up from 1,411 cases in 2019 to 5009 cases in 2020, a study has found. During a briefing on Thursday, Gender Cabinet Secretary Margaret Kobia said between...

Covid: 1091 test positive as 533 recover

1,091 people have tested positive to the disease, from a sample size of 7,300 tested in the last 24 hours pushing total confirmed positive cases to 144,154. Cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,549,388 while...

WHO urges countries to build fairer, healthier world post-COVID-19

World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued five calls for urgent action to improve health for all people as the world celebrates World Health Day Wednesday 7 April 2021. This comes during a time when COVID-19 has...
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