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Launch of Port Health Services e-Portal, 27 April 2017

Launch of Port Health Services e-Portal, 27 April 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya, 18 April 2017 – The Ministry of Health has established a new electronic portal to improve processing of import and export health certificates. The paperless information system dubbed Port Health Services e-Portal is set to enhance service delivery

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World Malaria day 2017; Moving toward elimination of malaria

World Malaria day 2017; Moving toward elimination of malaria

NAIROBI, Kenya, 13 April 2017 – Each year on April 25, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partner organizations unite around a common World Malaria Day theme. This year, the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership will carry over the same global theme

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Depression a growing threat to development

Depression a growing threat to development

NAIROBI, Kenya, 7 April 2017 – Depression is now the leading cause of disability worldwide accounting 10 % and a major contributor to the overall Global burden of disease at 4.3%. Latest estimates from World Health Organization, also shows that

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Govt. launches a national centre of excellence for public health laboratory services and influenza centre

Govt. launches a national centre of excellence for public health laboratory services and influenza centre

NAIROBI, Kenya, 6 April 2017 –  The government has launched a five year strategic plan for the National Public Health Laboratory Services (NPHLS) and a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for equipment management and accreditation of national microbiology. The CoE which

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Cabinet Secretary visits and consoles police officers infected with Cholera

Cabinet Secretary visits and consoles police officers infected with Cholera

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 4, 2017 – The Government has closed the Nairobi area, Police Canteen and ordered  all food handlers to be retested and issued with certificates afresh.. The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr. Cleopa Mailu gave the orders today

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PRESS RELEASE COMMEMORATION OF THE WORLD HEALTH DAY

PRESS RELEASE COMMEMORATION OF THE WORLD HEALTH DAY

Nairobi, Kenya 5 April 2017:   The   World Health Day is a global health awareness day commemorated every year on 7th April to mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. The global body uses the opportunity to

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Ministry intensifies Guinea Worm public awareness

Ministry intensifies Guinea Worm public awareness

  NAIROBI, Kenya, 31 March 2017 – The Ministry of Health is using the polio campaign platform to create awareness and sensitize the public on the Guinea Worm disease in preparation of this year’s certification as Guinea-Worm free. Anyone who

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Depression let’s talk

Depression let’s talk

NAIROBI, Kenya, 31 March 2017 – World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization. The day provides us with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around

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Health gets KSh54.9 billion budget and tax exemption for medical equipment  

Health gets KSh54.9 billion budget and tax exemption for medical equipment  

NAIROBI, Kenya, 30 March 2017– The Ministry of Health has received an allocation of KSH 54.9 billion in the 2017/2018 financial budget. The budget read by the National Treasury, Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich in Parliament on Thursday also exempted medical

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Govt. lays strategies to reduce health disparity

Govt. lays strategies to reduce health disparity

Kisii, Kenya, 30 March 2017 – Worldwide, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, unanticipated disease outbreaks, and the race to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), place enormous expectations and responsibility on the role of health training institutions. Introduction of medical

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