File photo dated 03/10/14 of a nurse giving a patient a diabetes test, as insulin-dependent, or Type 1, diabetes may increase the risk of some cancers and reduce the chances of developing others, new research has shown.

Non-Communicable Diseases contribute to 1 in 3 deaths, CS Kagwe

Non-Communicable Diseases - NCDs contribute one in every three deaths, and account for half of all hospital admissions in the country. Speaking at Othaya, Nyeri County during the daily COVID-19 briefings, Health Cabinet Secretary...
WHO says outbreak worsening

Global outbreak worsening, WHO says

More than seven million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed since the outbreak began, along with 404,000 virus-related deaths. And - despite progress in tackling the virus in Europe - the WHO says the pandemic...

Gov’t scales up efforts to curb transmission at refugee camps

The government is working with development partners in refugee camps to ensure measures are put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 disease.    Speaking during a press briefing Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr...
254 more cases test positive for covid-19

134 more test positive for Covid-19, 51 discharged

134 more have tested positive for Covid-19 disease in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of positive cases in the country to 2474. Out of the new positive cases, 131 are Kenyans, one...
A survey has shown that people living with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and cancer are more likely to be severely ill when infected with Coronavirus disease. 

Early diagnosis of Non-Communicable Diseases cornerstone of Covid-19 response

A survey has shown that people living with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and cancer are more likely to be severely ill when infected with Coronavirus disease.  According to...

Kenya records 2,093 cases as 72 more test positive for Covid-19

72 cases have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, out of a sample size of 2892 bringing the total number of cases in the country to 2,093. Out of the new cases...
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Nakuru County steps up management of infectious diseases among truck drivers

Nakuru County Government is partnering with North Star Alliance International to step up testing and management of malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and sexually transmitted infections among truck drivers. Governor Lee Kinyanjui says the diagnosis and...
health care worker who have tested positive for covid-19

Number of medics infected with Covid-19 rises to 54

The number of health workers who have tested positive for Coronavirus in the country has risen to 54. Acting director-general for Health Dr. Patrick Amoth said Thursday that the toll represents 3.5% of the total...

Mosquitoes in Kenya found to carry symbiont that blocks malaria

Researchers from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) and the University of Glasgow, UK, have identified a microbe in malaria mosquitoes that is capable of blocking transmission of the disease from...
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MPs question demotion of KEMRI Director Joel Lutomia

Members of Parliament now want the ministry of health to explain the circumstances that led to the removal of Joel Lutomiah as the acting Director of the Center for Virus Research at the Kenya...
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