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Tobacco, a threat to development

Tobacco, a threat to development

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29, 2017 – Every year on May 31, Kenya joins the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to mark the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use, and advocate for

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CS Mailu meets Uruguay minister over NCDs conference

CS Mailu meets Uruguay minister over NCDs conference

Geneva, Switzerland, May 26, 2017 – The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr. Cleopa Mailu held discussions with his counterpart from Uruguay, Dr. Jorge Basso, on Kenya’s participation in the upcoming Global conference on enhancing policy coherence to prevent and Control

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CS Health meets US Global AIDS Coordinator in Geneva

CS Health meets US Global AIDS Coordinator in Geneva

  Geneva, Switzerland May 26, 2017 – The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr. Cleopa Mailu and Michel Sidibe, Executive Director of UNAIDS met Deborah Birx, US Global AIDS Coordinator,  during the World Health Assembly to discuss Kenya’s gains in the

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Kenya plans to role out AMR policy and plan

Kenya plans to role out AMR policy and plan

Geneva, Switzerland, May 26, 2017 – Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Cleopa Mailu met the WHO Director General Special representative, Dr. Hajima Inoue at the World Health Assembly in Geneva to discuss implementation of Kenya’s Antimicrobial resistance Policy & Action Plan.

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Kenya submits funding request application to global fund

Kenya submits funding request application to global fund

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25, 2017 – Kenya has this week, submitted a Funding Request of US$ 355,631,851 to Global Fund to support HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Resilient, Sustainable Health Systems for Health interventions, for the period 2018 to 2020. The

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Govt. managed equipment service rise capacity for screening illnesses

Govt. managed equipment service rise capacity for screening illnesses

Geneva, Switzerland, May 25, 2017 – The Managed Equipment Service (MES) Project has improved capacity for screening, diagnosis and management of diseases, thereby improving clinical outcomes in Kenya. The Project which was introduced by the National Government in 2013 has

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Advancing the Mental Health Strategy for Kenya

Advancing the Mental Health Strategy for Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25, 2017 – The Ministry of Health stakeholders from counties, private sector and Non-Governmental Organizations met on Tuesday to discuss the draft Kenya Mental Health Strategy 2017-2021, that will spearhead the implementation of the Mental Health Policy

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Developing capacity through partnership – PS Korir meets University of Washington

Developing capacity through partnership – PS Korir meets University of Washington

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 24, 2017 – Fifty five Kenyans have undergone training in public health programs and implementation science through a partnership with University of Washington. The collaboration has sponsored the Kenyans to study Masters in public health and short

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Press release on the cholera outbreak in the country

Press release on the cholera outbreak in the country

The country has been having a Cholera outbreak since early May 2017, with the first two cases were reported in Mathare area, Nairobi. Later, the outbreak was reported in other areas of the country. Cumulatively, a total of 146 cases

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Kenya and Cuba sign MOU in health

Kenya and Cuba sign MOU in health

  Geneva, Switzerland, May 23, 2017 –  Kenya and Cuba today signed a memorandum of Understanding on health cooperation at the sidelines of the ongoing World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, which will enable Kenya to build capacity and acquire

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