Ghana: How Ghana Is Using Graphic Pictures to Cut Tobacco Use
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana recently joined only a handful of countries in Africa to introduce the use of pictures in health warnings on tobacco products. The other countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal and Seychelles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nyeri's Grounded Ambulances Hurt Emergency Health Services
[Nation] Mr Wachira Mburu had been admitted to a mission hospital in Nyeri County with a heart disease that had persisted for more than two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Legalizing Gay Sex is Just the Right Thing to Do
[allAfrica] In the run-up to the expected judgement challenging section 162 and 165 of the Penal Code of Kenya that outlaws same-sex relationships, I am reminded of the Zulu South Africans who have a positive way of greeting. They say "Sawabona" meaning "I see you". The expected response is "Ngikhona", which means "I am here". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Doctors in Kisii on Strike Over CBA Execution
[Nation] Doctors in Kisii boycotted work Tuesday citing failure by the county government to implement a 2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Mombasa Steps Up Fight Against Cholera
[Nation] Mombasa County government has banned the sale of bottled water from unverified companies to tame cholera outbreak in the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Cuban Doctor Researching Mystery Killer Disease Affecting 1 Family
[Nation] A Cuban doctor based at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, is leading a team in diagnosing an unknown disease that has affected five family members from Londiani in Kericho. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kirinyaga Health Workers to Go On Strike in Seven Days
[Nation] The medics union has issued a seven-day strike notice to Kirinyaga County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's UHC Commended as World Health Assembly Kicks Off in Geneva
[Capital FM] Geneva -The ongoing roll out of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC), now in the pilot phase, has received global recognition at the World Health Organization's (WHO) 72nd World Health Assembly meeting which kicked off in Geneva, Switzerland Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Illegal alien from Kenya charged with murdering a dozen elderly Texans but is implicated in a THOUSAND more
(Natural News) It seems too unreal to even contemplate, but authorities in Texas are taking it seriously. An illegal alien from Kenya was arrested last week and charged in connection with a dozen deaths of mostly elderly white women in Texas, but according to authorities, he may actually have had a hand in at least... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Reproductive Rights in SA, Kenya Mirror Alabama Abortion Vote
[Daily Maverick] It's no coincidence that Alabama, the US state that has just voted to ban abortion almost totally, has a statue to the man labelled 'the father of gynaecology' and who learnt his trade experimenting on female slaves. This was one of the lessons learnt by a group of South African girls, who found out on road trips in the US and Kenya that reproductive rights are under attack in both countries, write India Baird and Kelly Petersen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Miraa Not Bad for Mental Health, MP Mwirigi Says
[Nation] An MP from Meru wants the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) to recant a study that showed miraa is bad for mental health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Tears of Joy at Kijabe Hospital Aa Girl Finishes Cancer Treatment
[Nairobi News] It was tears of joy and high-fives at Kijabe Hospital on Wednesday as a young girl excitedly marked the end of her cancer treatment by ringing a bell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Activist Says Suicide Should Be Viewed as Health Problem
[Nation] A mental health activist has called for the repealing of the section of the penal code that criminalises suicide in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: First Lady Kenyatta Handed Award By WHO
[Capital FM] Geneva, Switzerland -First lady Margaret Kenyatta was on Sunday presented with the 2019 Health Leaders award by World Health organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom in recognition of her outstanding advocacy on global health matters. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: NHIF System 'Failure' Leaves Patients Stranded
[Nairobi News] Patients at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) using National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cards to access health services and clear hospital bills have been left stranded following a system outage since Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Coast Counties - No Money For Schools, Hospitals
[Nation] Coast region counties face tough times after basic services such as healthcare, education, water and sanitation were allocated meagre amounts in the next financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Seaside Hospital Shut Down for Poor Health Standards
[Nation] The government has shut down Seaside Medical Facility and Nursing Home in Ganjoni, Mombasa County, for failing to comply with health standards. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Taita Taveta Doctors Strike After Talks on Pay, Promotions Fail
[Nation] Doctors in Taita Taveta have gone on strike as a series of talks with the county government have proven unsuccessful. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Donors Call for Increased Funding for Kenya's Healthcare
[Nation] The donors have put the national government on spot over rampant corruption which they says could frustrate the rollout of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Tears of Joy at Kijabe Hospital as Girl Finishes Cancer Treatment
[Nairobi News] It was tears of joy and high-fives at Kijabe Hospital on Wednesday as a young girl excitedly marked the end of her cancer treatment by ringing a bell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Neglect of African Medicine and Medicinal Plants
[This is Africa] Statistics show that at least 70% of the Kenyan population still use traditional medicine. However, if this form of health care is to succeed and endure, especially when practiced in tandem with Western medicine, a serious look at legislation and the regulatory framework is needed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Body building helped me overcome my depression'
How Sheetal "Strong" Kotak from Kenya used bodybuilding to help overcome her depression. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Bodybuilding helped me overcome my depression'
How Sheetal "Strong" Kotak from Kenya used bodybuilding to help overcome her depression. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Duale Furious as Murkomen Questions Passing of Health Laws
[Nation] National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale has told off his Senate counterpart Kipchumba Murkomen for saying the Health Laws (Amendment) Bill was passed in an unprocedural manner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Court Stops Prosecution of Nurses' Union Officials
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Employment and Labour Relations Court has suspended criminal prosecution against officials of Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 170+ Public Health Facilities With Emergency Services On Google Maps
[Capital FM] Google in partnership with Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation (EMKF), Ministry of Health and BP Systems Online, have mapped public hospitals with emergency medical care services across the country on Search and Maps enabling Kenyans navigate online with ease by searching "emergency centre near me" and find their closest hospital. Additionally, patients can now easily find opening times, contact numbers and the emergency services offered in the public hospitals online. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Hunger Is Threatening Families Because of Climate Change
Droughts are not new to East Africa. However, abnormally high temperatures in the region are linked to climate change and proving deadly for livelihoods and livestock. Credit: Petterik Wiggers/OxfamBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 2019 (IPS) There is barely a corner of human life that will not be affected by climate change, and some of its impacts are already being felt. Consider this, 821 million people are now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting the hunger eradication goal, SDG 2, at risk. Today 15 May, is the United Nations International Day of Families and the theme for this year is, &lsq...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Women's Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Waiguru Blames Senior Medical Officers for Mess in Health Sector
[Nation] Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru yesterday blamed senior medical officials for the current crisis facing the health sector and warned that they will face disciplinary action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Fresh Row Over Medical Equipment Scheme
[Nation] There seems to be no end in sight to the controversy that has been the hallmark of the Managed Equipment Service (MES) programme, with the national government now saying counties do not pay a single cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Private Hospitals Fault Counties Over Medical Negligence Probes
[Nation] Private hospital owners have accused counties and government authorities of harassment and interference with investigations into cases of medical negligence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Microsoft Launches $100m Development Centres In Nairobi And Lagos
In another sign of Africa's growing importance as a global hub for talent, Microsoft has launched a $100 million Africa Development Centre with offices in Kenya and Nigeria, just months after the launch of its first Azure data centers on the continent in South Africa. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Toby Shapshak, Contributor Source Type: news

Kenya: Report Reveals Sorry State of Affairs in Referral Hospitals
[Nation] The four national referral hospitals in the country are in a sorry state and the quality of services they offer does not meet international standards, a parliamentary committee report has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Report - Shalom Hospital Flouted Patient Care Procedures
[Nation] Shalom Hospital, the facility in which a seven-month old bay died due to an overdose of morphine injection, has been violating several patient care procedures, a report has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Embakasi Hospital Where Patients Brave Leaking Roofs, Flooding Floors
[Nairobi News] Embakasi Health Centre, a Level 3 hospital managed by the Nairobi county government, is a sight of shame after years of neglect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Doctors, Woman Rep Protest Over Pathetic State of Kerugoya Hospital
[Nation] Doctors and clinical officers from Kirinyaga County have joined nurses in protesting against the deplorable state of Kerugoya Referral Hospital and have demanded that Governor Anne Waiguru immediately reinstates all the 346 casual health workers who were sacked last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Samburu County Referral Hospital Runs Out of TB Drugs
[Nation] Patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB) in Maralal town, Samburu County are now living in fear due to lack of essential drugs at the Samburu County Referral Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Women Can't Understand How Markle Is Looking Glam Hours After Childbirth
[Nairobi News] Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has left many women speechless with her glamorous looks while addressing the media just hours after welcoming her firstborn child. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: DPP Drops Charges Against Importer, 4 People in 'Mercury Fertiliser' Case
[Nation] The Director of Public Prosecutions Mr Noordin Haji has withdrawn criminal charges against four people and importer linked to the fertiliser alleged to contain mercury. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Autopsy Shows Baby Ethan Died After Breathing Problems
[Nation] Baby Ethan Muendo, whose death led to the closure of Shalom Community Hospital in Machakos County on Monday, died due to respiratory depression, a preliminary autopsy investigation conducted at Montezuma Funeral Home has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kakamega Doctors Issue 7-Day Strike Notice
[Nation] Doctors in Kakamega County have issued a seven-day notice demanding that five of their colleagues who have been removed from the payroll be reinstated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Relief as Kemsa Delivers Sh46 Million Worth of Drugs in Taita Taveta
[Nation] The county has received its second batch of drugs and other medical supplies in a period of three weeks as it seeks to end an acute shortage of drugs in its health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Debts Owed to Kemsa Prove Costly for Counties
[Nation] Counties are paying three times more to local pharmacies for drugs than they would have if they procured them from the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa), the Nation has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Ministry to Distribute Mobile Clinics to Counties
[Nation] The Ministry of Health has been instructed to distribute and operationalise the Sh800 million controversial mobile clinics stored at the National Youth Service (NYS) yard in Miritini, Mombasa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kisumu County to Build Sh248 Million Paediatric Research Hospital
[Nation] The process of building a paediatric research hospital in Kisumu has started with a ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: e-Health Platform Mydawa Secures U.S.$3 Million Funding for Expansion
[Capital FM] Nairobi -E-healthcare platform MYDAWA, has received a $3,000,000 investment from Africa HealthCare Master Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Revealed - Cause of Baby's Death At Shalom Community Hospital
[Nairobi News] The death of a seven-month-old baby at Shalom Community Hospital in Machakos county on Sunday was as a result of medical poisoning, an autopsy report has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Collymore, Mercy Oburu Appointed to National Cancer Institute Board
[Nairobi News] Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore and Royal Media Services head of digital content Mercy Oburu have been appointed to the board of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Negligence to Blame as 80 Newborn Babies Die Weekly in KNH Wards
[Nairobi News] Approximately 80 babies die every week at the New Born Unit (NBU) of Kenyatta National Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 8, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Seeks to Forge Close Security Ties With U.S.
[Nation] Kenya and the United States will continue to cooperate on security in the region, even as both sides focus on advancing economic ties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nurse Turns Up for Work in a Drunken Stupor to Attend to Expectant Woman
[Nairobi News] A male nurse at a health center in Tana River county has been suspended for showing up at work drunk as a skunk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news