Kenya: Kenya's Contraceptives Uptake Drops During Covid-19 Era
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Contraceptive use among women of reproductive age dropped significantly in 2020/2021 financial year, owing to the advent of COVID-19 disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Data Shows More Women Choosing Natural Family Planning Methods
[Nation] Natural family planning has emerged as a preferred method for women in the country even as the uptake of modern contraceptives among married women increases by five per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Red Cross Kicks Off Sh7.5 Billion Project to Accelerate HIV Suppression Efforts
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has kicked off a Sh7.5 billion to accelerate the country's response to HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: 89 Kenyans Die in Saudi Arabia From 'Cardiac Arrest'
[East African] Eighty-nine Kenyans, majority of them domestic workers, have died in the past two years in Saudi Arabia where authorities reported the cause of death as "cardiac arrest". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Mashujaa Day - Government Bans County Celebrations Over Covid-19
[Nation] The government has banned Mashujaa Day celebrations in all counties due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Questions Abound as Kisumu Rolls Out Universal Health Cover
[Nation] When the Kisumu County government launched the Marwa Health programme in March 2021 to benefit low-income households, many residents looked forward to enjoying a period of free health care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - Fourth Wave Still Caught Kenya Flat-Footed, Experts Say
[Nation] Long before President Uhuru Kenyatta and his entourage of political leaders arrived in Western Kenya in early June to mark Madaraka Day, medical officials in Kisumu County saw disaster brewing as coronavirus infections spiked. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Burn Incidents Exceeded Annual Average in 2020 - Data
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health recorded a surge in the number of burn victims in the country with in a significant number of cases occurring in informal settlements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya to Start Distributing Pfizer Vaccine Doses Next Week
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya announced Thursday it will start distributing Pfizer vaccine doses from next week as the nationwide vaccination exercise intensifies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: You Must Be Vaccinated to Visit the U.S. From November
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Anyone visiting the United States of America (USA) from November must have been vaccinated to be granted access. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

4 Ways to Keep Health Workers Safe
This article was originally published on Devex.com on September 21, 2021 as part of the Building Back Health series on how we can build back health systems that are more effective, equitable, and preventive. You can read the original posthere. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - September 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 UN General Assembly Health Workers Source Type: news

Kenya: State Neglected Girls, Women During Lockdown
[Nation] The government neglected her girls and women during the pandemic, exposing them to different forms of gender-based violence (GBV) - a new report shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Poor Families Hardest Hit By Rising Cost of Living
[Nation] Poor households are feeling the pinch of the rising cost of living much more than their better-off counterparts, an analysis of official data shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: CBK Says Resilience Key to Navigating Economic Hurdles Presented By Covid Crisis
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Deputy Governor Sheila M'Mbijjewe Wednesday said that resilience is key to navigating economic adversities occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kianjokoma Six - Four Police Officers Contract Covid-19 in Custody
[Nation] Four of the six police officers charged with murdering two Embu brothers have contracted Covid-19 while in custody. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Records 402 New Covid-19 Cases, Positivity Rate at 6%
[Nation] Covid-19 cases in Kenya on Wednesday increased by 402, raising the total number of infections recorded so far to 2,514,478. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: What Kenyan Midwives Want
[Nation] "Despite their life-affirming role in providing healthcare for women, midwives are the least paid healthcare workers," said Angela Nguku, founder and executive director, White Ribbon Alliance Kenya (WRA Kenya), during the launch of a report on what midwives want on September 22 in Kisumu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nurturing a New Generation of Food Leaders
An European Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (EIIS) programme focusses on production, distribution, and consumption issues of food systems. Credit: Joyce ChimbiBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, KENYA, Sep 22 2021 (IPS) Food security experts have raised an alarm that with as many as 811 million people the world over or 10 percent of the global population going hungry, the world is off-track to ending hunger and malnutrition. More so, after a decade of steadily declining, the number of malnourished people grew by 161 million from 2019 to 2020 alone, a spike attributed to complex global challenges such as COVID-19, climate c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Biodiversity Conferences Environment Featured Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations EIIS Source Type: news

East Africa: Progress Against a Neglected Tropical Disease Is Under Threat
[The Conversation Africa] Eleven years ago, in the rugged hills of West Pokot County in Kenya, Mary Alamak, a mother of four, fell ill with the parasitic disease kala-azar while she was pregnant. Her weight fell from 80 to 45 kgs in a matter of weeks. She feared for the life of her baby and her own. At the Kacheliba District Hospital, she could get diagnosed, and treated with AmBisome injections. She was cured and regained weight - and her baby was saved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Receives DTG Antiretroviral Drugs in Efforts to Combat HIV/Aids
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya has received a consignment of antiretroviral medication from UNITAID, a global initiative partnering on treatment major diseases in low- and middle-income countries, to support ongoing efforts to suppress HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Rift Valley Professionals Launch 'Mother and Girl Talk'
[Nation] A group of women professionals from the Rift Valley have stepped in to curb school dropouts and unwanted pregnancies among girls in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 22, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Is Off UK 'Red List', but Vaccine Certification Question Lingers
[Nation] Kenya says it is happy the 'red list' nightmare for Kenyan travellers to the United Kingdom (UK) is over, even though authorities must now quickly negotiate an acceptable type of Covid-19 vaccine certificate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's Covid-19 Positivity Rate Down to 4.2%
[Nation] The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kenya Monday increased to 246,643 after 113 more people tested positive from a sample of 2,680 analysed in the last 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: President Kenyatta Roots for Greater Private Sector Participation in Post Covid-19 Recovery
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on governments to involve the private sector more in their post Covid-19 plans saying the non-state actors had the resources and the know-how to assist in economic recovery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya Moore's Foxtrot
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Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Summit Aims to Address Food, Nutrition Security 'in Covid Times'
[Masharaki Summit 2021] Nancy Onyango interviewed Ingrid Korving, Agriculture Counsellor for Kenya and Tanzania, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, before the Mashariki Summit 2021, which will focus on pathways to addressing food& nutrition security in Kenya and Tanzania in COVID times... (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Storage to Dictate Covid-19 Vaccine Type in Counties
[Nation] With five different types of Covid-19 vaccines available in the country, two of them will be dispatched to selected counties due to demanding storage requirements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Demographic, occupational and societal risk exposures to physical injuries in a rural community in Western Kenya: a 12-week longitudinal study - Chweya RN, Mambo SN, Gachohi JM.
OBJECTIVE: We studied factors associated with the weekly occurrence of physical injuries in a rural setting to determine injury-related burden and risk exposures. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Suna-West subcounty, Migori County, Wester... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Kenya: Expectant Women File Highest Number of Medical Complaints
[Nation] Expectant women filed the highest number of medical negligence cases against medics, data from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 20, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's Covid Cases Reach 246,530, Death Toll at 4,989
[Nation] The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kenya on Sunday increased to 246,530 after 234 more people tested positive from a sample of 3,737 analysed in the last 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Records 234 New Covid-19 Cases as Vaccination Intensified
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya recorded 234 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, raising the caseload in the country to 246,530. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Study Shows HIV Drug Dolutegravir Better At Viral Suppression
[Nation] HIV patients with a high viral load who take a drug known as dolutegravir have greater viral suppression than those that take other medicines, a new study has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya to Get a Cut From Nurses in Deal With UK
[Nation] The government will get a percentage of the cash that Kenyan nurses will make in the UK following the deal made by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Landlords Feel Pinch of Empty Buildings
[Nation] Tucked in the heart of Upper Hill, Geomaps Centre is a construction beauty that blends well into the skyscrapers dominating the skylines in this part of Nairobi. The squarely shaped building - sitting off Matumbato and Mawensi roads junction -- is attractively glass-walled from corner-to-corner, reflecting the skies to earn the sea blue colour. It is a seven-floor office block that, no doubt, must be housing offices of some of the best-performing companies in the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Shame of Hunger Despite Myriad Jubilee Promises
[Nation] The plan was to set up projects, some running into billions of shillings, that would make the country food secure, saving millions of Kenyans from the devastating effects of drought and famine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's Covid Cases Near 246,000, Positivity Rate Down to 5.9pc
[Nation] Kenya on Friday recorded 444 new Covid-19 infections from a sample of 7,511 tested in the last 24 hours, raising its number of confirmed cases to 245,781. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Receives 795,000 Pfizer Vaccines
[Nation] The first consignment of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport yesterday. The 795,000 doses were donated by the US government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prince William Unveils Finalists for Environmental Prize
Prince William announced 15 inaugural finalists Friday for the Earthshot Prize, his ambitious global environmental award that aims to find new ideas and technologies to tackle climate change, air pollution and the Earth’s most pressing challenges. The finalists include a 14-year-old student who proposes using solar energy to replace charcoal to power millions of roadside ironing carts in India; a land-based coral farm in the Bahamas to restore dying coral reefs; a community project in Congo devoted to protecting gorillas; and a Kenyan enterprise that turns organic waste into fertilizer and insect protein for farmers....
Source: TIME: Science - September 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sylvia Hui / Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime royals Sustainability United Kingdom wire Source Type: news

Africa: Meet Africa's New Generation of Health Innovators
[New Dawn] DAKAR, Senegal/GENEVA, Switzerland, 16 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers& Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa, have announced Conrad Tankou, CEO, GIC Space (Cameroon); John Mwangi, CEO, Daktari Media (Kenya) and Imodoye Abioro, CEO, Healthbotics (Nigeria) as the winners of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kemsa Distances Itself From Nms, City Hall Drug Shortage
[Nation] The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) has distanced itself from the ongoing shortage of essential drugs in health facilities in Nairobi, saying it is yet to receive any request for medical supplies from either City Hall or the Nairobi Metropolitan Services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Crisis in Nairobi County As Kemsa Withholds Drugs
[Nation] A health crisis is looming in Nairobi County with health centres and dispensaries running out of essential drugs since last week Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: No Covid Apocalypse As Matatus Return to Full Capacity
[Nation] Whether it's by sheer luck or the mercy of the gods, the return to full capacity in public transport hasn't driven the nation to a Covid-19 Armageddon as had been feared. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya to Manufacture Covid-19 Vaccines Starting Next Year
[Nation] Kenya will next year start manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines locally in collaboration with unnamed pharmaceutical firms in a move aimed at easing supply hitches that have derailed mass inoculation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Over 100,000 Covid-19 Jab Defaulters Urged to Complete Regimen
[Nation] There are about 100, 000 Kenyans who got the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, but are yet to return for the second to complete the regimen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Recovery Requires Justice Beyond Rhetoric
Credit: Global Policy ForumBy Jens MartensBONN, Germany, Sep 16 2021 (IPS) Policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have exacerbated rather than reduced global inequalities. On the one hand, the net wealth of billionaires has risen to record levels since the outbreak of the pandemic (increasing by more than US$ 5 trillion to US$ 13.1 trillion from 2020 to 2021), on the other hand, the number of people living in extreme poverty has also increased massively (by approx. 100 million to 732 million in 2020). These contrasts alone show that something is fundamentally wrong in the world. In respon...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jens Martens Tags: Civil Society Economy & Trade Education Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

Kenya: Economic Survey - Debunking the Teenage Pregnancy Data
[Nation] More than 330,000 adolescents aged 10-19 years got pregnant in 2020, a year during when learners stayed out of school for close to 10 months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Takes Heavy Toll On Medics Amid Deaths
[Nation] Data collected and analysed by the Ministry of Health paints a worrying picture on the rate of Covid-19 infection and deaths among health care workers in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Lack Help
[HRW] Effective Law Enforcement, Access to Shelter, Financial Support Are Critical (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Shock As Doctors Use Head Lice Drug to Treat Covid-19 Patients
[Nation] Kenyan doctors are still using Ivermectin, a drug meant for head lice, to treat Covid-19 patients, even after it was declared unfit for human use by the national pharmaceutical regulator. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Learning Derailed As Hunger Keeps Children From Schools
[Nation] The ongoing drought has hit schools hard, with hundreds of thousands of learners staying away from classrooms due to hunger. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news