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Kenya to vaccinate 2.6 million children against polio

Kenya to vaccinate 2.6 million children against polio

Nairobi, Wednesday November 27, 2019 – The Ministry of Health is targeting  to vaccinate 2,635,714 children under the age of five years against the polio virus. The National Launch of the Polio Vaccination drive is scheduled for November 29 to

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CS Health launches USAID “Power to the People” report ahead of World AIDs Day

CS Health launches USAID “Power to the People” report ahead of World AIDs Day

Kiambu, KENYA Tuesday November 26, 2019 – The World AIDS Day Report dubbed “Power to the People” was today launched in Kenya to recognize the importance of communities as critical enablers of the HIV response. The report was launched by

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Boost for cancer war as health ministry establishes oncology training course

Boost for cancer war as health ministry establishes oncology training course

Nairobi, Monday November 25, 2019 – The Ministry of Health has prioritized oncology training to reduce the growing cancer burden. The Ministry is now facilitating the training of officers in radiation oncology and establishment a local 4 – year Master

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Legislation to improve availability of corneal transplant underway

Legislation to improve availability of corneal transplant underway

Nairobi November 23, 2019 – The  Ministry of Health is putting in place appropriate legislation to improve the availability and access to the corneal transplantation services, together with other organ donation and transplant services through a bill tabled in parliament.

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10 years and 200 transplants later! KNH celebrates a milestone

10 years and 200 transplants later! KNH celebrates a milestone

The Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) today marks 10 years of Kidney Transplantation Program that has seen the facility successfully carry out 200 kidney transplants. The Program dubbed Interlife  is run in partnership with Norvatis. Speaking when she presided of the

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Kenya launches QualityRights Initiative to promote mental health care

Kenya launches QualityRights Initiative to promote mental health care

Nairobi Thursday November 21, 2019 – The First National Mental Health Conference kicked off today in Nairobi with the launch of a QualityRights initiative to improve access to quality mental health services and promote the rights of people with mental

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Kenya pledges to end child undernutrition as study reveals its costing the economy billions

Kenya pledges to end child undernutrition as study reveals its costing the economy billions

Nairobi, Thursday November 21, 2019   –  There is need to work together and put in place a comprehensive mechanism to address challenges of child-undernutrition. In a speech read by the Cabinet Secretary for Health Sicily Kariuki, on behalf of  President Uhuru

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4.7 M suffers from mental disorders expert warns

4.7 M suffers from mental disorders expert warns

Nairobi November 18, 2019 – About 4.7 million people are suffering from depression and other forms of mental illnesses in Kenya which translates to one in every four persons, experts warn. Speaking during a media briefing breakfast on the Mental

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Kenya adopts QualityRights Mental Health initiative

Kenya adopts QualityRights Mental Health initiative

Nairobi November 18, 2019 – The Ministry of Health is set to implement the Quality Rights Mental Health initiative aimed at transforming mental health and promoting human rights for people with mental disorders. The initiative is an undertaking by the

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Misuse of Antibiotics a risk to health, food and development.

Misuse of Antibiotics a risk to health, food and development.

Nairobi November 18, 2019 – The Government has warned that misuse and overuse of antibiotics is making common infections increasingly harder to treat and calls for an urgent need to strengthen prescription and use of antibiotics and surveillance systems to

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