Kenya: Kenya Sustains Covid-19 Low as Experts Warn of Surge From March
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya has continued to record a sustained low of COVID-19 cases in weeks as the curve showed signs of flattening even as experts warned of a possible surge from March. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: UNDP Donates Robots to Help Kenya's Covid-19 Fight
[Nation] Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Friday received three pilot smart "anti-epidemic" robots from the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) Kenya to support the government's mitigation measures against the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Ministry Posts Nil Coronavirus Deaths, 129 New Infections
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The health ministry announced zero coronavirus-triggered deaths on Saturday as the daily virus positivity rate maintained a 2.5 per cent average. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Study Suggests Men on ARVs Succumb Earlier to HIV-Related Illnesses
[Nation] Findings of a study by a team of researchers indicates that Kenyan men on antiretroviral therapy (ART) succumbed earlier to HIV-related illnesses, compared to female patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Slum Dwellers Battle Covid-19 Downturn With Virtual Currency
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The blockchain-based technology helps struggling families afford the essentials and avoid becoming victims of loan sharks (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: More Mothers Giving Birth At Home
[Nation] Only one of 10 women who gave birth in public health facilities in the country last year succumbed, but there are still fears that more women gave birth at home on fear of contracting Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 24, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Vaccinate Girls to Save Them From Cervical Cancer - Bosire
[Nation] Despite the world convening for ICPD25+ in 2019 and Global leaders making commitments to safeguard the health of women and young girls, there continues to be increased opposition against reproductive rights of women; opposition that has hindered access to safe reproductive services including cervical cancer prevention interventions. As a young girl who grew up in the slums of Kibera, in an environment where quality, affordable and timely healthcare did not exist, this reality remains true for many young gi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Change Financing Priorities to Address COVID-19, Conference Hears
By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 21 2021 (IPS) Innovative financing to resolve COVID-19 crisis was needed, a joint African and Asian parliamentarians’ webinar heard this week. The webinar, facilitated by Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), was aimed at enhancing support for the implementation of International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)commitments in the face of the pandemic. Most of the delegates from Africa and Asia agreed that implementing the programme of action to provide universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) by 2030, had suffe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development As Source Type: news

Kenya: Magoha Orders Teachers to Confiscate Sanitisers From Learners
[Nairobi News] Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha on Wednesday instructed teachers to confiscate all small-bottle sanitisers from all learners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Atheists Want Churches, Mosques Shut Down Due to Noise Pollution
[Nairobi News] The Atheist In Kenya Society has embarked on an exercise seeking to expose places of worship responsible for causing discomfort to many Kenyans due to noise pollution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Expects Covid-19 Vaccine in April
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya's doses of COVID-19 vaccines are set to start arriving in the country as from April, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's Covid-19 Cases Closer to 100,000 as Curve Flattens
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Coronavirus cases in the country were moving closer to the 100,000 mark Wednesday even as the government worked to flatten the curve. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A BASIC TRUTH: Facing an Existential Threat, Humanity Must Work Together
This article was originally published by the United Nations.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');   The post A BASIC TRUTH: Facing an Existential Threat, Humanity Must Work Together appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Siddharth Chatterjee, is UN Resident Coordinator (RC) in Kenya, and RC designate to China The post A BASIC TRUTH: ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid - Health Ministry Reports 136 New Infections As Two Patients Succumb
[Nation] Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed on Wednesday that 136 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative confirmed cases to 99,444. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: A Father's Agony After Son Dies in 'Negligence' Case
[Nation] Frankline Osino Rawago aspired to become one of the best advocates in Kenya. To achieve that dream, he had worked hard and joined the Bachelor of Law programme at the University of Nairobi's Parklands campus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Robs Kenya of Top Medical Brains
[Nation] The Covid-19 scourge has robbed Kenya of big medical brains, with reports indicating several top specialists are currently battling for their lives at various health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - Ministry Says 28 of Kenya's Patients Are in ICU
[Nation] Twenty eight of Kenya's Covid-19 patients are under intensive care, the Health ministry said Monday in its daily update on the pandemic in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

We Need a Global Coordinated Effort to Secure Equal Access to Safe & Effective Vaccines
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Ilze Brands KehrisGENEVA, Jan 18 2021 (IPS) A year into the COVID-19 crisis, countries across the globe continue to face alarming levels of pressure on their health and social services. Education and other essential rights, such as water and sanitation, have been severely compromised. Inequalities and poverty have further deepened with devastating impact on the most vulnerable and marginalised individuals and communities. Many other right...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ilze Brands Kehris Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Kenya: Senior Officials in Hunt for Pregnant Schoolgirls
[Nation] The government will continue cracking down on men who impregnate schoolgirls, but ensure all teenagers access education, Basic Education PS Belio Kipsang has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Do Not Let Your Guard Down Yet, Experts Warn Over Covid-19
[Nation] Health experts are warning of a possible spike in the number of Covid-19 cases by mid-next month, even as the country experiences a slowdown in the second wave of infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Reports 80 New Covid Infections, Death Toll of 1,731
[Nation] Eighty more people have tested positive for Covid-19, raising the number of declared infections in Kenya to 99,162. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Contact Tracing Made Easy By Tech
[Nation] Contact tracing for suspected Covid-19 cases has never been this easy thanks to technology, says Dr Patrick Amoth, director-general in the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: China Ready to Suspend Kenya's Debt Over Covid-19 Pressure
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- China has indicated its willingness to suspend Kenya's debt as part of measures to help developing countries weather the COVID-19 storm. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's Covid Cases Exceed 99,000 As 223 More Get Infected
[Nation] The number of Covid-19 cases in Kenya on Sunday increased by 223 to 99,082 following the analysis of 7,748 samples in the past 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Health Insurers in Record $8m Profit On Covid-19
[East African] Medical insurers in Kenya posted their highest-ever underwriting profit in the six months ended June last year on reduced bills, as patients avoided hospitals for fear of contracting the coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: We Must Make Schools Safe for Children
[Nation] Kenyans breathed a sigh of relief this month as schools reopened on January 4, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 138 New Covid-19 Cases and 3 Deaths in Kenya
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya recorded 138 new coronavirus casesThursday in what raised the caseload in the country to 98,693. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid - 138 New Infections Reported As Three Patients Succumb
[Nation] The Ministry of Health has announced 138 new Covid-19 infections, tested in the last 24 hours from a sample of 4,526. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Bid to Prevent Covid Surge As Schools Reopen
[Nation] The reopening of schools around the country has been a cause for concern for many parents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kemri Warns of 16 New Coronavirus Variants in Kenya
[Nairobi News] Experts have warned that 16 new variants of the coronavirus could be silently spreading in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Honing My Culinary Skills Enriches My Financial Independence
[Nation] What started as a heavy responsibility bestowed upon a Standard Four girl as her mother set out to fend for the family may have seemed burdensome but in the long run, the role enabled her pursue her business dream. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Mirage of Offering Lessons Under Trees
[Nation] On Monday, Regional Development Principal Secretary Margaret Mwakima was wrapping up inspection of school reopening in Kilifi when she met a shock of her life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya to Get 11m Extra Covid Vaccine Doses From AU
[Nation] Kenya is expected to receive 11 million additional doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the African Union (AU), which has secured a deal to procure 270 million of the same for all member states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Breaking the Silence That Led to a High Teenage Pregnancy Rate in a Kenyan County
[UNFPA] The diminutive figure wields a surprisingly strong, authoritative voice. Fourteen young mothers are listening to Priscilla Chingulu, who is adept at inspiring crowds. For a nation with an acknowledged teenage pregnancy problem - and even more so during the COVID19 pandemic - this group represents a small but important step forward. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Interpersonal psychotherapy delivered by nonspecialists for depression and posttraumatic stress disorder among Kenyan HIV-positive women affected by gender-based violence: Randomized controlled trial - Meffert SM, Neylan TC, McCulloch CE, Blum K, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA, Verdeli H, Markowitz JC, Kahn JG, Bukusi D, Thirumurthy H, Rota G, Rota R, Oketch G, Opiyo E, Ongeri L.
BACKGROUND: HIV-positive women suffer a high burden of mental disorders due in part to gender-based violence (GBV). Comorbid depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are typical psychiatric consequences of GBV. Despite attention to the HIV-GBV s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kenya: We Will Not Be Cowed, Nurses Vow As Strike Enters Day 37
[Nation] Nurses have vowed to press on with their strike until their grievances are fully addressed, brushing aside governors' threats to sack them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's Covid-19 Recoveries Rise By 412
[Nation] Kenya has recorded 123 more coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours raising the number of declared cases to 98,555. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Suspends Unibrol Antibiotics Made in Kenya
[New Times] Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has temporarily banned the sale and use of Unibrol (Aminosidine Sulphate) USP 250 mg tablets, citing quality concerns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Taita-Taveta County Sacks 500 Striking Health Workers
[Nation] Taita-Taveta County has sacked over 500 health workers for participating in an "illegal strike". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: State Tracking Parents of 53,000 Learners Out of School in Meru
[Nation] Administrators in Meru County have intensified tracking of parents whose children are yet to report back to school, as it emerged that more than 53,000 learners are still missing from institutions in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Where Families and Their Animals Are Treated in One Clinic
[Nation] Women are seen from a distance with their toddlers. Esther Lopuyo is carrying her two-month-old. Several women are behind her with babies strapped to their backs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: You Will Need Digital Health Pass to Leave, Enter Kenya
[Nation] All inbound and outbound travellers to Kenya are now required to present digitally verified proof of a negative Covid-19 test, the Health ministry has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: No Sir, School Is Hardly the Place for Pregnant Teens
[Nation] Sample this: "School is important but it can wait," read a Cutting Edge item, titled, 'Expectant pupils' published last Thursday. In it, Job Momanyi rejected the directive to force expectant pupils and mothers back to class. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Special Facilities Set Up in Schools for Teen Mothers
[Nation] Some schools have put in place special measures to help thousands of girls who got pregnant during the long break and teen mothers return to their studies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 11, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: $150m Needed to Vaccinate 35 Million Kenyans Against Covid-19
[Nation] Vaccine - To eliminate Covid-19, $150 million should be spent to give 35 million Kenyans the Astra Zeneca vaccine to achieve herd immunity, says Dorothee von Brentano. "The money should be available, especially, if Covid millionaires are made to contribute. It could even be cheaper, given a seropositivity of 40 per cent in the hotspots such as Nairobi and Mombasa." Her contact dvonbrentano@gmail.com. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Sect Members Tell Court They Won't Wear Face Masks
[Nation] Four adherents of the controversial Kabonokia religious sect yesterday stunned a in Tharaka Nithi court after vowing that they would not wear face masks since it's against their religious doctrines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: How a Group of Volunteers Is Fighting Infections Through Cleanliness
[Nation] Every Monday morning, Anne Kabaraka and her team of 12 Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) knock on doors within residential areas in Shauriyako informal settlement in Homa Bay town. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: UN Women - Covid-19 Spikes Online Trafficking of Women and Girls
[Nation] UN Women has raised the red flag on the acute rise of online trafficking targeting girls and women during this Covid-19 pandemic period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Social and demographic predictors of gender inequality among heterosexual couples expecting a child in central Kenya - Vrana-Diaz CJ, Korte JE, Gebregziabher M, Richey L, Selassie A, Sweat M, Gichangi A.
Imbalance of power and equality in sexual relationships is linked to health in various ways, including (1) reduced ability to get information or take action, (2) increased violence between partners, and (3) influence on the reduced use of health services... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kenya: Nyayo Stadium to Host Entire AK Relay Series
[Nation] All the three legs of the Athletics Kenya Relay Series will be staged at the Nyayo National Stadium. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news