1 in 5 Kenyans exposed to second hand tobacco smoke.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 8 – Health Cabinet Secretary Dr. Cleopa Mailu has called for the immediate enforcement of the Tobacco Control Act (2007) which prohibits smoking in public places, after a survey released on Friday revealed that one in five

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Diabetes patients said to starve themselves before check up so as to lower blood sugar

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 7 – Some diabetic patients in Kenya are now reported to be deliberately setting themselves up for misdiagnosis by starving themselves before they go for their scheduled medical checkup. This emerged as the country joined the rest

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Kenyans urged to get tested for diabetes as burden continues to rise

  NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 7 – Kenya’s attention was on Thursday focused on addressing the growing burden of diabetes with a call to its citizens to get tested, as nations marked World Health Day. Through a theme drawn around preventing

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Health CS calls for sustained cooperation between County and National Governments

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 6 – Health Cabinet Secretary Dr. Cleopa Mailu on Wednesday urged County Governments to continue working together with the National Government in ensuring that the transition of devolved health services was seamless. Dr. Mailu, who was speaking

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Ministry lauds use of mobile technology to enhance health service delivery

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 6 – The Ministry of Health has lauded the use of mobile technology in the provision of health services by simplifying the process through which information is disseminated, especially to segments of the population that were previously

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Expectant women urged to attend ANC before 16 weeks

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 5- Pregnant women in areas that are prone to Malaria have been urged to attend their first antenatal clinic prior to 16 weeks, so that they can get three doses of Fansidar before they deliver, as the

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Kenya to participate in pilot study of malaria vaccine

  NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 5 – Kenya has been shortlisted among countries where a pilot study for a Malaria vaccine will be conducted. While making the announcement on Tuesday, Head of the National Malaria Control Programme Dr. Waqo Ejersa explained

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There is NO Yellow Fever outbreak in Kenya

PHOTO | WILLIAM OKOYO | MINISTRY OF HEALTH. NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 1– Kenya on Friday expressed shock at misinformed reports circulating in Uganda that listed it as one of three countries that had an ongoing yellow fever outbreak. While terming

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Kenya celebrated for attaining Family Planning targets

PHOTO | WILLIAM OKOYO | MINISTRY OF HEALTH. NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 1 – Kenya has received global recognition for being the only country to attain and surpass her global targets in Family Planning. The award dubbed the EXCELL award was

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Ministry steps up surveillance of maternal, infant and child deaths

PHOTO | WILLIAM OKOYO | MINISTRY OF HEALTH. NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 1– A Committee that has been tasked with monitoring maternal, infant and child deaths in Kenya, with a view of protecting and fastracking the gains attained in their reduction

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