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EU grants Kenya Shs.32M specialized equipment to mitigate chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear risk

EU grants Kenya Shs.32M specialized equipment to mitigate chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear risk

NAIROBI, Kenya, 28 March 2017 – The European Union (EU) has granted Kenya specialized equipment worth KSh32 million to enhance the country capability to respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents arising from intentional, accidental or natural causes.

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World Health Day – 7 April 2017; Depression: Let’s talk

World Health Day – 7 April 2017; Depression: Let’s talk

NAIROBI, Kenya, 28 March 2017 On 7 April 2017, Kenya will join the world to mark the World Health Day. The day is celebrated globally each year on 7th April, to mark the founding of World Health Organization (WHO) and

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349,000 Kenyans registered as PWDs

349,000 Kenyans registered as PWDs

NAIROBI, Kenya, 23 March 2017 – The Ministry of Health and the National Council for Persons with Disabilities have registered close to 350,000 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the country. The Chief Physiotherapist, Mr. Titus Kilika, has confirmed that the

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Somalia urges Kenya to set up MTC in its capital

Somalia urges Kenya to set up MTC in its capital

NAIROBI, Kenya, 23 March 2017 – Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is urging Kenya to establish a Medical Training College in Mogadishu. President Mohamed visited the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Nairobi Campus, on Thursday accompanied by Health Principal Secretary,

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Kenya’s TB burden higher than previously thought

Kenya’s TB burden higher than previously thought

NAIROBI, Kenya, 24 March 2017 – Kenya’s Tuberculosis disease burden is higher than initially thought with close to 40 percent of the country’s cases going undetected. The National TB Prevalence Survey, released on Friday shows that in 2015 Kenya diagnosed

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CS Mailu inaugurates pharmacy board of management

CS Mailu inaugurates pharmacy board of management
NAIROBI, Kenya, 21 March 2017 – The Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Management has been inaugurated.  The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr. Cleopa Mailu inaugurated the eight members Board on Tuesday to oversee all aspects of governance, contract management andRead more

Govt. plan to hire Tanzania doctors is on course    

Govt. plan to hire Tanzania doctors is on course     

NAIROBI, Kenya, 21 March 2017 – Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Cleopa Mailu has confirmed the Government’s plan to recruit Tanzanian doctors is on course. The CS said the process of hiring doctors is not an association matter but a Government

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Patients stream to KNH as services resume to normalcy

Patients stream to KNH as services resume to normalcy

NAIROBI, Kenya, 20 March 2017 – Kenyatta National Hospital has doubled the number of patients seeking services after its doctors returned to work after signing a recognition agreement with the management. Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) visited the Hospital on Monday

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Govt. to hire 500 doctors to improve quality care

Govt. to hire 500 doctors to improve quality care

NAIROBI, Kenya 20 March 2017- The recruitment process to hire 500 doctors from the East African region has already commenced and hopeful they will start working by April. The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr. Cleopa Mailu, said the Government is

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Govt. plans massive distribution of 15.1 million mosquito nets

Govt. plans massive distribution of 15.1 million mosquito nets

NAIROBI, Kenya, 20 March 2017– The government has kicked off a two year massive campaign to distribute 15.1 million, Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLIN) to 23 Counties that are endemic to malaria. The campaign that ends in 2018 will cost

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