Government launches anti Polio Campaign

KAJIADO, Kenya, April 9 – The Ministry of Health has launched the National Polio Vaccination Campaign, which will run in all the 47 Counties over the next five days, targeting nine million children below five. The Campaign that was launched

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Only 2.5 million Kenyans consume fruits while 5.4 million Kenyans are obese

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 9 – The rise of non-communicable diseases in the country has largely been blamed on lifestyle and dietary patterns that Kenyans have adopted. Only 2.5 million Kenyans, against a population of more than 40 million, consume the

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Ministry hands over Gatundu Level Four Hospital to Kiambu County Government

KIAMBU, Kenya, Apr 9 – The ultra modern Gatundu Level Four hospital has finally been handed over to the Kiambu County Government, after a nine year period of planning and implementing. The complex which was conceived in 2007 will see

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100,000 Kenyans die from Non Communicable Diseases each year

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 8 – The Ministry of Health has launched its first ever report on the state of non-communicable diseases in the country with key findings indicating that they account for the loss of 100,000 lives each year. The

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1 in 5 Kenyans exposed to second hand tobacco smoke.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 8 – Health Cabinet Secretary Dr. Cleopa Mailu has called for the immediate enforcement of the Tobacco Control Act (2007) which prohibits smoking in public places, after a survey released on Friday revealed that one in five

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Diabetes patients said to starve themselves before check up so as to lower blood sugar

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 7 – Some diabetic patients in Kenya are now reported to be deliberately setting themselves up for misdiagnosis by starving themselves before they go for their scheduled medical checkup. This emerged as the country joined the rest

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Kenyans urged to get tested for diabetes as burden continues to rise

  NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 7 – Kenya’s attention was on Thursday focused on addressing the growing burden of diabetes with a call to its citizens to get tested, as nations marked World Health Day. Through a theme drawn around preventing

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Health CS calls for sustained cooperation between County and National Governments

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 6 – Health Cabinet Secretary Dr. Cleopa Mailu on Wednesday urged County Governments to continue working together with the National Government in ensuring that the transition of devolved health services was seamless. Dr. Mailu, who was speaking

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Ministry lauds use of mobile technology to enhance health service delivery

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 6 – The Ministry of Health has lauded the use of mobile technology in the provision of health services by simplifying the process through which information is disseminated, especially to segments of the population that were previously

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Expectant women urged to attend ANC before 16 weeks

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 5- Pregnant women in areas that are prone to Malaria have been urged to attend their first antenatal clinic prior to 16 weeks, so that they can get three doses of Fansidar before they deliver, as the

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