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Portable Test Helps Identify Refugees at Risk of Outbreaks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a lab in a box: Researchers created a device about the size of a toaster that can test a drop of blood to tell, in about half an hour, who's immune to certain infections and who's not. The goal is to find groups of people at risk of outbreaks, especially in impoverished and remote parts of the world, in time to save lives. Wednesday, Canadian researchers reported their novel tool worked pretty well at identifying people vulnerable to measles and rubella in a refugee camp in Kenya. "We're very excited about the potential for this technology," said epidemiologist Aimee Summers of the...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Portable Test Helps Identify Refugees at Risk of Outbreaks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a lab in a box: Researchers created a device about the size of a toaster that can test a drop of blood to tell, in about half an hour, who's immune to certain infections and who's not. The goal is to find groups of people at risk of outbreaks, especially in impoverished and remote parts of the world, in time to save lives. Wednesday, Canadian researchers reported their novel tool worked pretty well at identifying people vulnerable to measles and rubella in a refugee camp in Kenya. "We're very excited about the potential for this technology," said epidemiologist Aimee Summers of the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Kenya:From Sh800,000 Bill, MP Shah Takes Sh25,000 From Matilda Anyango's Kin
[Nation] M.P Shah Hospital says it has reached an "amicable" agreement with the family of Matilda Anyango, the 32-year-old woman who died after accumulating a Sh858,355 bill for emergency care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:New Impetus Needed to Eradicate Malaria
[Nation] The biggest campaign in medical circles is the provision of universal healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Board Gives Recalled Antimalarial Drug Clean Bill of Health
[Nation] The Pharmacy and Poisons Board has lifted the quarantine imposed on a commonly used antimalarial drug -- Duo-Cotecxin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Health CS Urges Counties to Put More Resources in Malaria War
[Nation] Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has asked counties with a high malaria burden to allocate more resources towards malaria control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Surveillance of livestock could detect rift valley fever disease before human transmission
(PLOS) Occurrence of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) has often been linked with El Ni ñ o rainfall. To curb future outbreaks of RVF, M. Kariuki Njenga and colleagues carried out enhanced syndromic surveillance of 22 high-risk RVF Kenyan counties to collect data on RVF-associated syndromes and risk factors in livestock from November 2015 through February 2016. Their research, recently published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, could provide the first step toward establishing a national syndromic surveillance system for livestock in Kenya. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Study Suggests Vasectomy Could Help Kenya Achieve Its Family Planning Goals
April 25, 2018Results from a 2018 qualitative study in Kenya suggest that scaling up vasectomy services could help the country build on decades of family planning progress and help achieve itsfamily planning goals, including increasing its modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) to 66% by the year 2030.IntraHealth International conducted the study with 19 vasectomy clients, seven vasectomy providers, and eight county health officials to learn more about why —despite significant increases in the use of other modern forms of contraception—a negligible number of women (0.0% in thelast national demographic and ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Kenya:Muthomi Njuki Axes 96 Contracted Nurses as Officials Protest
[Nation] Tharaka-Nithi county government has dismissed 96 nurses after their one-year contract expired last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Mombasa Residents Grapple With Mosquito-Borne Diseases
[Nation] Mombasa residents are still grappling with malaria, dengue and chikungunya as Governor Hassan Joho promises to eradicate the mosquito borne diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Gang Rape and Murder of an 8 Year Old Child in India
Displaced children in Kenya. Credit: IPSBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 2018 (IPS)Grotesque and barbaric, is the only way to describe the rape and murder of an 8 year old child, in a country where women and girls are traditionally revered as Goddesses. There have been numerous cases of rape across the country, however, the story of little Asifa, who was sedated, gang raped, tortured and then murdered in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir has haunted us all. While Asifa was killed in January 2018, the details of the case only grabbed national headlines in April, this was partly due to the heinous nature of the crime, a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Alarm as C-Section Births Hit 50%
[Nation] There is a dramatic rise of unintended caesarean-section (C-section), a surgical operation to help mothers deliver a baby, the ministry of Health has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya Stares Cholera Carnage As Floods Uproot Multitudes
[CAJ News] Nairobi -KENYA is at risk of a deadly outbreak of waterborne diseases following heavy rains and flash flooding afflicting hundreds of thousands of civilians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Health CS Sicily Kariuki Appointed to UN Body
[Nairobi News] Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has been appointed to a United Nation's commission as part of a team to advice on innovative and feasible solutions on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:State House Says Cuban Doctors to Work in Rural Areas
[Nation] The government will only hire specialist doctors from Cuba and they will be deployed to the rural areas, State House has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Govt Defends Decision to Hire Cuban Doctors
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Government has defended the decision to deploy Cuban doctors to the country a move that has come under criticism since the announcement of the partnership. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Appointed WHO Commissioner
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has been appointed to serve as a commissioner on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Statement On Deployment of Cuban Doctors
[Kenya Presidency] Our attention has been drawn to remarks in the media in respect of the impending arrival of medical specialists from Cuba. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Here is MP Shah's Explanation to Patient's Sh860,000 Bill in 12 Hours
[Nairobi News] MP Shah Hospital has sought to explain how a patient, who died 12 hours after admission at the facility, incurred a staggering bill of Sh860,000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Why Kenya Isn't Winning the War Against Malaria in Some Counties
[The Conversation Africa] In the past 15 years the Kenyan government has made great strides in preventing and controlling malaria. It has issued insecticide treated bed nets, sprayed people's homes with insecticides and ensured that there is widespread diagnostic testing. These efforts have resulted in a significant drop in transmission rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Medical Association Wants Uhuru to Drop Cuban Doctors Deal
[Nation] The Kenya Medical Association has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to rescind his decision to contract 100 Cuban specialists, and instead advertise locally for the jobs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Malaria Eradication Top On Kenya's Universal Healthcare Goal, President Kenyatta Says
[Kenya Presidency] London -President Uhuru Kenyatta today said the prevention of common diseases including malaria is at the top of Kenya's goal to achieve universal healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:As Fruit Trees Fall, a Hunger Threat Looms in Kenya
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kajuki -When Leah Mutembei was growing up in Kajuki, a village in central Kenya, most farms were dotted with avocado and mango trees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:First Batch of Cuban Doctors to Arrive July
[Nation] The first batch of Cuban doctors is expected in the country in July to help tackle the malaria pandemic, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday, brushing aside rising opposition from local medics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Eradication of Malaria Top of President Kenyatta's Healthcare Agenda
[Capital FM] London -President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday night said the prevention of common diseases including malaria is at the top of Kenya's goal to achieve universal healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prevalence and Predictors of Overweight and Obesity Among Kenyan Women
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and Predictors of Overweight and Obesity Among Kenyan Women
This study aimed to determine the national prevalence and predictors of overweight and obesity among women in Kenya. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya to Receive First Batch of Cuban Doctors in July
[East African] Kenya is expecting the first batch of Cuban doctors in July to help tackle the malaria pandemic, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday, brushing aside rising opposition from local medics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya Doesn't Have a Flu Vaccine Policy. Why It Needs One for Babies
[The Conversation Africa] Each year the World Health Organisation gathers data on influenza strains and recommends which strains countries should include in formulating vaccines for the next year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Diarrhoea Kills Three in Kakamega's Masingo Slums
[Nation] Three people have died in Kakamega County while receiving treatment for diarrhoea and vomiting. The three, including two men and a woman, were residents of Kakamega town's Masingo slums. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenyatta Makes Pitch for Health and Trade in UK
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday pressed Kenya's case in trade and health in a round of events in London on the sidelines of the Commonwealth meeting. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:One in 10,000 Kenyans Has Haemophilia, Says Report
[Nation] Kenya joined other countries in marking the World Haemophilia Day on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Why 'Pregnant Men' Took Over City Centre Streets
[Nairobi News] 'Pregnant men' held a demonstration in the city centre in a symbolic gesture to push for men's involvement on reproductive health and contraception. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Insilico to present the advances in Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare in Kenya
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine presents at the Kenya Medical Association 46th Annual Scientific Conference in Mombasa, Kenya, April 21, 2018. The presentation " Building the African pharmaceutical industry and the future of longevity with next-generation artificial intelligence " will focus on the latest advances in artificial intelligence tending to become a growth engine for African biopharmaceutical industry and transform the R&D in local pharmaceutical companies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Malaria vaccine pilot steers past final delays
Health officials in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have to get the right systems in place (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kenya:Government Defends Plan to Pilot Health Coverage
[Nation] A government plan to pilot its 100 per cent universal health project in Kisumu, Machakos, Isiolo and Nyeri, will go on despite opposition from governors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:County to Offer Free NHIF Cover for Chronically Ill
[Nation] Murang'a Governor Mwangi wa Iria has rolled out mass registration of patients with chronic ailments for free National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cover under the Universal Healthcare programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Children infected with malaria parasites produce odor more attractive to mosquitoes
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Researchers smell opportunity for new malaria test and control methods after odor study carried out with Kenyan children. Finding is a major step forward in malaria research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Kenya:Kemsa Denies Responsibility Over Seized Expired Drugs
[Nation] The Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa) has denied responsibility for expired drugs and other medical supplies that were seized in Nairobi last month, sparking fears of unsafe medications in the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Ministry of Health, WFP Call for Stronger Focus on Adolescent Nutrition
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Health and the World Food Programme have released an assessment report on adolescent nutrition in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kemsa Denies Supplying Expired Drugs
[Nation] Senators on Thursday put the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa) to task over allegations that some of their employees have been colluding with rogue traders to supply expired drugs to the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Sonko Makes Impromptu Visit in to Health Centres, Assures Residents of Quality Service
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has assured city residents that they will get proper medication in all county hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Why Kenya Needs Policies to Tackle Dengue and Chikungunya Viruses
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya is one of several countries across the world experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of the chikungunya and dengue viruses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:MPs Urge State to Set Up Cancer Fund
[Nation] Members of Parliament have called on the national government to declare cancer a national disaster and establish a special fund to facilitate treatment of patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence in pregnancy among antenatal attendees at health facilities in West Pokot county, Kenya - Owaka IO, Nyanchoka MK, Atieli HE.
The objective of this study was to investigate factors contributing to intimate partner violence in pregnancy among antenatal attendees at the health facilities in West Pokot Sub-County. The study was done in West Pokot Sub-County. ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Kenya:Clinical Officers Issue 28-Day Strike Notice
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Union of Clinical Officers has issued a 28-day strike notice, over that the union says is a Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiation stalemate with the government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:These Hospitals Have Become a Home Away From Home in the Maasai's Fight Against TB
[Bhekisisa] When TB strikes, the fight to live can come at the cost of a way of life for the country's nomads. This could help ease the pain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Probe Expired Drug Sale Saga at Kemsa
[Nation] The revelation that some employees of the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa) have been colluding with rogue business people to sell expired drugs is horrifying. Expired drugs are lethal. It is, therefore, extremely heartless for employees of a State corporation -- those employed by taxpayers and are in the know -- to engage in such activities that endanger people's lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Mandera Pledges Sh500 Million in Pact With KEMRI for Disease Control
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The County Government of Mandera has pledged to allocate Sh500 million in its 2018-2019 budget for research on disease control in partnership with Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news