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Government steps up fight against kidney diseases

Government steps up fight against kidney diseases

Mombasa, Kenya 29 September,2017 – The Government has installed additional 49 dialysis units across the country to enhance access to nephrology services. Each of the units which were installed in collaboration with county governments has at least 5 dialysis machines, and when fully operational shall translate

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10 tertiary health facilities and 6 cancer centers planned to enhance healthcare and medical tourism in Kenya

10 tertiary health facilities and 6 cancer centers planned to enhance healthcare and medical tourism in Kenya

  Nairobi, KENYA, 15 September 2017 -The government is planning to develop 10 tertiary care referral facilities to improve access of healthcare to Kenyans. The Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Cleopa Mailu disclosed that the government aims to transform Nairobi to a medical

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Enhancing hospitals capacity to support children with disabilities

Enhancing hospitals capacity to support children with disabilities

Kitale, Kenya 13 September 2017 –  The Ministry of Health has developed guidelines to address early identification and referral of children with disabilities and special needs as well as disability medical assessment to guide all hospitals. The guidelines are part of the comprehensive

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Govt. unveil mental health and suicide prevention action plan 

Govt. unveil mental health and suicide prevention action plan 

Nairobi, KENYA 12 September 2017 – The Government has laid out an elaborate strategy to address the suicide mortality problem and its high negative impacts to the society. The Ministry of Health has adopted strategic and evidence-based approaches in the Kenya Health Policy 2014-2030,

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Govt plans to improve healthcare access for 15m Kenyans in the next 5 years

Govt plans to improve healthcare access for 15m Kenyans in the next 5 years

Nairobi, Kenya 11 September 2017 – The Ministry of Health intends to double the number of Kenyans accessing healthcare financing from the current 6 million to 15 million within the next five years. This will be done through the acceleration of NHIF

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Press release on safety of Tetanus vaccine

Press release on safety of Tetanus vaccine

DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE ON SAFETY OF TETANUS VACCINE

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Government closes Nairobi area, Police canteen over cholera outbreak

Government closes Nairobi area, Police canteen over cholera outbreak

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 after visiting 92 police

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Transforming Kenya’s health system efficiency as a means of moving towards universal coverage

Transforming  Kenya’s health system efficiency as a means of moving towards universal coverage

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 25, 2017 – There is high level commitment to reforming the Kenya Health System to ensure equitable access to affordable essential health services by the population thus putting the country on the path to Universal Health

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PS Health hands over equipment to strengthen primary health care services

PS Health hands over equipment to strengthen primary health care services

NAIROBI, Kenya, 31 July  2017 – The Principal Secretary for Health, Mr. Julius Korir today handed over two vehicles and an assortment of equipments to the Council of Governors, Chief Executive Officer, Jacquiline Mogeni to support the Ksh. 19.1 Billion

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Government close two hotels to contain cholera outbreak

Government close two hotels to contain cholera outbreak

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 19, 2017 – The Government has closed Jacaranda and San Valencia hotels in relation to the cholera outbreak in Nairobi County. The two had been notified by Nairobi  County officials to ensure proper hygiene in food preparation but

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