Youth key to achieving Universal Health Coverage in Africa, Uhuru says

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appealed to African Governments to put the youth at the core of their Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programs saying young people have the energy, motivation and know-how to drive the...

Prof Samuel Kariuki appointed as Ag KEMRI Director General

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has appointed Professor Samuel Kariuki as the Acting Director-General of the Kenya Medical Research Institute- KEMRI replacing Prof. Yeri Israel Kombe, who has served the Institute in the same...

Covid-19: 528 test positive as four succumb

528 people have tested positive for Covid-19 out of a sample size of 6,291 tested in the last 24 hours. The total confirmed positive cases are no 107,329 while cumulative tests so far conducted...

Tea farmers in Kericho County set to benefit from nutrition programme

Smallholder tea farmers in Kericho County are set to benefit from a programme aimed at improving diets among tea farmers and their families. This is one critical approach to combating and managing Non-Communicable Diseases (NDCs)...

Kenya awaits first consignment of Covid-19 vaccine Tuesday

The first consignment of the Covid-19 vaccine will arrive in the country Tuesday.   According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, Kenya will receive 1.02 million doses of Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine. He said the 1.02 million doses...

Six succumb as 410 test positive for Covid

410 people have tested positive for Covid-19, out of a sample size of 7,180 tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 105,467 the total number of confirmed positive cases in the country while...
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Health Ministry mulls Covid storage expansion ahead of vaccine arrivals

The country has kicked off plans to expand its cold chain capacity across the country. The Ministry of Health has already initiated discussions with national treasury that could see funds availed to procure freezers that...

Johnson and Johnson vaccine: FDA finds the single-shot jab safe

A review by US regulators of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine has found it safe and effective. It paves the way for it to become the third Covid-19 vaccine to be authorised in...

Kitui residents to benefit from free urological surgery camp

182 patients are set to benefit from a free urological surgery camp being undertaken by Kenyatta National Hospital multidisciplinary team of medical specialists in Kitui County. According to KNH twitter handle, at least 109 patients...

China to inject more support into Kenya’s maternal, child health programs

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s administration is keen to deepen cooperation with Kenya particularly on the rollout of public health services with an increased focus on improved access to antenatal care by women, especially in...
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