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Strengthen partnership to accelerate UHC Mailu urges African states

Strengthen partnership to accelerate UHC Mailu urges African states

Africa has a huge potential for partnerships to accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Health CS, Dr. Cleopa Mailu said there is need for an all inclusive solutions to Africa’s unique health challenges. The CS made the remarks through

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Govt. steps up fight against Leishmaniasis

Govt. steps up fight against Leishmaniasis

NAIROBI, Kenya, 7 March 2017 – The Ministry of Health is setting up a comprehensive national data management system where health workers can report incidences of Leishmaniasis. The project which is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected

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Obstetric care equipment worth sh1.4 billion received from the Global fund

Obstetric care equipment worth sh1.4 billion received from the Global fund

Obstetric care equipment worth sh1.4 billion from the Global Fund will be distributed in 35 counties. The Kenya Red Cross, delivered the equipment to the Ministry of Health on 7th March 2017 as part of Global Fund grant to Kenya

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Calls to engage the in Africa Health Agenda youth

Calls to engage the in Africa Health Agenda youth

                                                                               

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Lamu County gets KSh145M for health projects

Lamu County gets KSh145M for health projects

LAMU, Kenya, 3 March 2017 – Lamu County has received KSh145 million from the Equalisation Fund to finance seven mega health projects in the current Financial Year. The County is among 14 marginalised Counties that are set to benefit from

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Plans to reform health financing in Kenya underway

Plans to reform health financing in Kenya underway

  NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 2 – Plans to reform health financing in Kenya and steer the country towards realising Universal Health Coverage are currently underway. The changes are expected to facilitate the provision of social health insurance for all Kenyans

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Access to hypertension medicine increased

Access to hypertension medicine increased

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2 March 2017 – Kenyans living with hypertension now have access to highly subsidised medication courtesy of a three year partnership between the Ministry of Health and AstraZeneca. The partnership being rolled out through the Healthy Heart Africa

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Kenyans who face risk of contracting HIV to be placed on antiretroviral drugs

Kenyans who face risk of contracting HIV to be placed on antiretroviral drugs

NAIROBI, Mar 1 – Kenyans who are at a substantial ongoing risk of contracting HIV will for the first time in history be placed on antiretroviral medication, as the government moves to reduce the country’s HIV transmission rate. Kenya reported

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High level TB conference kicks off in Nairobi

High level TB conference kicks off in Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 28 –A high level conference that seeks to address bottlenecks in TB control among seven high impact countries in Africa kicked off in Nairobi on Tuesday. The two day meeting brought together Permanent Secretaries and TB managers

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Mass deworming of school-age children kicks off in 19 Counties

Mass deworming of school-age children kicks off in 19 Counties

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 28 – The Government has commenced the first phase of a mass deworming exercise targeting six million school-age children in 19 Counties. Drugs worthy KSh1 billion will be distributed in the first and second phase of the

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