Kenya: Self-Quarantine Only Based on One's Honesty - MoH
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Government has allayed fears that Kenyans might be exposed to the deadly coronavirus for adopting a self-quarantine measure on Chinese nationals arriving in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: It's Discriminatory to Ban Chinese Over Coronavirus, Govt Says
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya said Thursday it was not planning to ban flights from China over coronavirus fears, insisting it is following World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines in managing the situation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Defends Decision to Clear China Flights Amid Virus Alarm
[Capital FM] Kenya said Thursday it was not planning to ban flights from China over coronavirus fears, insisting it is following World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines in managing the situation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Coronavirus - Expect More Flights From China
[Nation] There will be more flights from China to Nairobi in the coming weeks, the Chinese embassy has confirmed, amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Coronavirus - China Southern Airlines Resumes Flights to Kenya
[Nairobi News] Two weeks after China Southern Airlines suspended its direct flights to Nairobi amid the rising cases of the coronavirus, the airline on Wednesday resumed flights to and from Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Child Death Grief a Public Health Threat
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By External SourceNAIROBI, Feb 27 2020 (IPS) Grief over the loss of a child poses a threat to public health in Sub-Saharan Africa, as nearly two-thirds of mothers in some countries suffer the death of at least one child, a study has found. According to the World Health Organization, 5.3 million children under five died in 2018 globally. The risk of a child dying before reaching five is about eight times higher in Africa than in Europe. According to the study published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

Kenya: Coronavirus Outbreak in China Hurts Businesses in Kenya
[East African] Kenyan businesses that rely on imports from China have expressed fears that they may be forced to close shop as the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak affects exports from the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Uproar as Chinese Plane Lands in Nairobi
[Nation] Twitter was ablaze Wednesday evening after the government announced that 239 passengers, who arrived in Nairobi aboard a China Southern flight, were cleared of coronavirus and advised to self-quarantine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Coronavirus - Travellers Talk of Loneliness in Self-Isolation
[Nation] For 15 days, Vincent Li, his wife Luo Wang and their child Joy Li would take their temperatures in the morning and evening before sending the results back to the Chinese embassy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nairobi Women's Hospital Guilty of Malpractice
[Nation] The doctors regulator has found Nairobi Women's Hospital guilty of operating outside the ethics of good clinical practice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: First Assignment for Kagwe is to Make Healthcare Affordable
[Nation] Mutahi Kagwe will shortly be taking office as Kenya's fourth Health Cabinet secretary in seven years. Clearly, it has been a revolving door. Mr Kagwe comes in a time when many people who used to support the idea of a Cabinet made up of technocrats have become cynics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Study Reveals Poor ARV Response Among Children
[Nation] The country is doing badly as far as the reduction of the HIV viral load among children is concerned, says a new study whose results were released last Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Coronavirus - Medics Say All Chinese Returnees Strictly Monitored
[Nation] Health Authorities in Kitui and Makueni Counties have denied reports that Chinese nationals who returned to the country are not quarantined or monitored effectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Ill-Prepared to Tackle Coronavirus Outbreak
[Nation] Kenya and other African nations are not fully prepared for the possible outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Let's Protect Our Children From Bad Content - Moral Police
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Film Classification Board has appealed to media and entertainment stakeholders to ensure that children are protected from inappropriate content in their programs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Pumwani Hospital Nurses on Strike Over Unpaid Dues
[Capital FM] A crisis is looming at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi after 65 nurses on contract downed their tools in protest over unpaid dues since October last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Katherine Johnson, Nasa mathematician portrayed in Hidden Figures, dies at 101
Johnson overcame racial and gender-based discrimination to become an integral part of Nasa ’s work in space explorationKatherine Johnson, one ofthe trailblazing African American mathematicians whose story was told in the hit film Hidden Figures, has died, Nasa announced on Monday. She was 101.Related:How history forgot the black women behind Nasa ’s space raceContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kenya Evelyn in New York Tags: Nasa US news Mathematics Science Space Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Rules Out Evacuating Citizens from Epicenter of Coronavirus
[VOA] Kenya's government said that its citizens stranded in Wuhan city -- the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak -- are safer staying where they are. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: KNH Ejects 10 Cancer Patients Over Blood
[Nation] Ten cancer patients awaiting life-saving chemotherapy were discharged from Kenyatta National Hospital due to lack of blood, as shortage of the commodity bites. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Coronavirus Scare Sees Medics Flee Makueni Hospital
[Nation] Drama ensued at Makindu Sub-County Hospital in Makueni County after police officers brought in five critically ill Chinese patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: City Hall Pays Part of Sh353 Million Kemsa Debt, Buys More Drugs
[Nation] City Hall has paid Sh120 million of the Sh353 million it owes the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Distraught Patient Escapes From Karatina Level 4 Hospital
[Nation] Karatina Level 4 Hospital management has remained tight lipped after a female patient, who had been admitted to the facility with severe burns, sneaked out of the facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Obado Calls for Urgent Measures to Avert Coronavirus Crisis
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Migori Governor Okoth Obado Saturday called for urgent measures at ports of entries in the country to avert a coronavirus crisis which he noted that the country was ill-prepared to deal with. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Students Are the Future of Health  Care in Kenya
By Janet Muriuki, Program lead, Human Resources for Health Kenya ; Casey Bishopp, Communications officer, IntraHealth International Afya Elimu Fund loan recipients are able to complete their health professional education thanks to the low-interest loan program. Photo by Georgina Goodwin for IntraHealth International.February 21, 2020In Kenya, there’s no shortage of young people who want to serve their communities by becoming health workers. But for the 36% of Kenyans who live below the poverty line, higher education is unreachable.That’s why IntraHealth International’sJanet Muriuki is...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Human Resources Management IntraHealth ' s 40th Anniversary Health Financing Health Workforce & Systems Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Ministry Receives Sh1 Million Supplies for Coronavirus Countermeasures
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Health on Friday received medical supplies worth Sh1 million from Kenya-China Economic Association (KCETA) to support preventive measures for the deadly coronavirus disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Women Living With HIV Twice as Many As Men - Survey
[East African] About 1.3 million adults in Kenya are living with HIV/Aids, an estimated 4.9 percent of those aged between 15 to 64 years old, according to a new survey. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Stuck in China - State Ends Talk on Evacuation of Kenyans
[Nation] The government and Kenyan students in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak, continue to engage in a war of words over getting the latter home safely. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: NHIF - Medical Fraud Rampant in Counties
[Nation] Medical fraud in counties now tops the list of scams against the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), the State agency has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Recalls Kenyan-Made Antibiotic Over Quality
[East African] Rwanda has recalled two batches of the Azithromycin antibiotic imported from Kenya following multiple complaints from users. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Bomet Battles Malaria Outbreak
[Nation] A malaria outbreak has left over 130 people seeking treatment in Bomet County in the last four days, according to local health officials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Ailing Four-Year-Old Kenyan Boy in India Cries Out for Help to Kenyatta
[Nairobi News] A four and half-year old boy has penned an emotional letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta from India where he and his mother have been stuck for weeks unable to pay for a surgery he urgently needs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Students in Wuhan to Get Sh1.3 Million Upkeep
[Nairobi News] The government will disburse Sh1.3 million that will go towards upkeep of Kenyan students in Wuhan, the Chinese city that is the epicentre of the COVID-19 virus epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Ministry Seeking Sh1.8 Billion for Coronavirus Centre
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Health is seeking Sh1.8billion from the National Treasury to set up a coronavirus quarantine facility in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Says Kenyan Students Safer in Wuhan, Rules Out Evacuations
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The government on Thursday said Kenyan students in China's Wuhan city are safer there, ruling out evacuations amid calls for urgent measures by the families of about 100 Kenyans in the epicenter of coronavirus which has so far killed more than 2000 people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Chinese Embassy in Nairobi Says Kenyan Students in Wuhan Are Safe
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Chinese Embassy in Nairobi has assured that adequate measures are in place to protect Kenyan students in China, including those in Wuhan, the epicenter of coronavirus that has killed more than 2000 people and infected over 75,000 others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Students in Wuhan, China to Get Upkeep - Govt
[East African] The Kenyan government will disburse Ksh1.3 million ($13,000) for the upkeep of Kenyan students in Wuhan, the Chinese city that is the epicentre of the Covid-19 virus epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Just How Did NHIF Spend Sh6bn in Reserve Funds?
[Nation] National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) officials announced earlier this week that they would adopt austerity measures to keep the insurer afloat, but insiders are wondering what happened to about Sh6 billion it held in reserve for turbulent times, such as these. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Coronavirus Scare May Affect Tourism - Governor Kinyanjui
[Nation] Nakuru's tourism industry and trade could be affected by 'false' information about coronavirus, Governor Lee Kinyanjui has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Coronavirus Slows Cargo Flow at Mombasa Port
[East African] Cargo volumes at the port of Mombasa are expected to reduce in the next few weeks as the outbreak of the coronavirus continues to afflict China's manufacturing and overseas trade. China is the main source market of East African manufactured goods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Coronavirus - New Research Places Nigeria Among High Risk African Countries
[This Day] A new research has revealed that Egypt, Algeria, and South Africa are at high risk of suffering from the deadly coronavirus, while Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya will all need support to detect and handle imported cases of the epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Coronavirus - Chinese National to Remain Isolated Despite Testing Negative
[Nation] A Chinese national working for Sino Hydro Construction Company in Kitui County will remain isolated for two weeks, before being allowed to resume duties, despite testing negative for coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Teacher Uses Music to Help Terminally Ill Patients Cope
[Nation] Every Thursday for the past one year now, Joseph Maina, a father of two, makes his way to the Nairobi Hospice, near Kenyatta National Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Chinese National Quarantined, Being Served Food Through the Window Amid Coronavirus Fears
[Nairobi News] Health authorities in Kitui County are on high alert after workers at a road construction camp in Mutomo were allegedly instructed to keep off a visibly sick Chinese national. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: New Coronavirus Test Lab Set Up in Kigali
[New Times] Rwanda has stepped up preparedness for the novel coronavirus by setting up a test lab at Kigali Military Hospital Kanombe, making country the second in the region to establish such a facility after Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyans in Wuhan Resort to Video Plea Over COVID-19
[Nation] Groups of Kenyan students in China are videotaping their anxious pleas to the government, asking to be evacuated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Chinese National Quarantined in Kitui Amid Coronavirus Fears
[Nation] Health authorities in Kitui County are on high alert after workers at a road construction camp in Mutomo were allegedly instructed to keep off a visibly sick Chinese national. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kemsa Laxity, Red Tape Worsen Patients' Pain
[Nation] A weak healthcare system and systemic bureaucracy in government institutions has led to the suffering of thousands of terminally-ill patients for close to a year now due to shortage of oral morphine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: NHIF in Bid to Tame Surging Expenditure
[Nation] The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has announced plans to cut down on administrative cost in a bid to save the agency from collapsing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Big Boost as Counties Allocate Millions for Health Facilities
[Nation] County governments in the North Rift region have allocated millions to construct additional health facilities to improve access to care and reduce referral of cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Among States 'Most Vulnerable' to COVID-19
[East African] Kenya, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Cambodia and Nepal are the top seven low and middle-income countries most vulnerable to direct adverse economic losses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news