Kenya: 16 Kenyan Healthcare Workers Have Died of Covid-19, Govt Says
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Sixteen healthcare workers have so far succumbed to COVID-19 in Kenya, with 945 others infected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Roche ’s phase III EMPACTA study showed Actemra/RoActemra reduced the likelihood of needing mechanical ventilation in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 associated pneumonia
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the phase III EMPACTA study met its primary endpoint, showing that patients with COVID-19 associated pneumonia who received Actemra ®/RoActemra® (tocilizumab) plus standard of care were 44% less likely to progress to mechanical ventilation or death compared to patients who received placebo plus standard of care (log-rank p-value = 0.0348; HR [95% CI] = 0.56 [0.32, 0.97]). The cumulative proportion of patients who progressed to mechanical ventilation or death by day 28 was 12.2% in the Actemra/RoActemra arm versus 19.3% in the placebo...
Source: Roche Media News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s phase III EMPACTA study showed Actemra/RoActemra reduced the likelihood of needing mechanical ventilation in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 associated pneumonia
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the phase III EMPACTA study met its primary endpoint, showing that patients with COVID-19 associated pneumonia who received Actemra ®/RoActemra® (tocilizumab) plus standard of care were 44% less likely to progress to mechanical ventilation or death compared to patients who received placebo plus standard of care (log-rank p-value = 0.0348; HR [95% CI] = 0.56 [0.32, 0.97]). The cumulative proportion of patients who progressed to mechanical ventilation or death by day 28 was 12.2% in the Actemra/RoActemra arm versus 19.3% in the placebo...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kenya: New Commission Aims to Keep Promises Made At Nairobi Summit
[UNFPA] New York -- A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women's health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 stay on track, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is blocking access to essential services, such as family planning and antenatal care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: M övenpick Hotel to Offer Health Cover for Guests
[Nation] M övenpick Hotel and Residences Nairobi has inked a partnership with global insurance giant AXA to provide free medical cover to incoming guests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Governors Say Health for All Scheme a Total Failure
[Nation] Governors have given a harsh verdict on the pilot phase of the Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC), calling it a failure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: How This Kenya Fishing Co-Op Went From Treading Water to Riding Waves
[allAfrica] Nairobi -- When Etabo Lopeyo Lotonia was attacked by a crocodile while fishing in Lake Turkana, members of his social enterprise group put aside all the day's tasks to ensure he received treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Patients Gasp for Air in Hospitals Without Oxygen
[Nation] When the first few cases of the coronavirus were reported in the country, health workers who cared for a 57-year-old man in Msambweni. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Shame of Multibillion-Shilling Medical Equipment Lying Idle in Counties
[Nation] It was meant to be an ambitious upgrade project of the country's health system, where facilities would be supplied with the latest medical equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Tanzania Lifts Ban on Kenyan Flights
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Tanzania's civil aviation agency has lifted a suspension on Kenyan aviation operators after the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) revoked the 14-day mandatory quarantine for all passengers arriving from the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Jambojet Suffers Losses Nearing Sh1.2 Billion Owing to Virus
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Coronavirus affected Jambojet's performance with the airline reporting losses nearing Sh1.2billion in the three and a half months it was inoperational. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Confounding': Covid may have already peaked in many African countries
One explanation for virus not behaving as expected could be previous exposure to other infections, experts tell MPsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic has peaked earlier than expected in many African countries, confounding early predictions, experts have told MPs.Scientists do not yet know why, but one hypothesis is the possibility of people having pre-existing immunity to Covid-19, caused by exposure to other infections.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Karen McVeigh Tags: Global health Global development Coronavirus outbreak Africa Kenya Tanzania Sudan Somalia Yemen Infectious diseases Medical research Middle East and North Africa Science World news UK news Source Type: news

Kenya: Give NCDs More Attention
[Nation] During a visit to Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital this year, a team from the National Task Force on Mental Health found a pregnant woman trying to climb a fence with patients and staff watching helplessly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Global Fund Cash Taken From Amref, Given to Red Cross
[Nation] The transparency of the process through which money from the Global Fund is allocated is in doubt after Kenya's judging panel revoked an earlier award yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Mombasa, Turkana Virus Surge Worries Experts
[Nation] Health authorities have raised concerns following a rise in the number of new coronavirus cases in Mombasa and Turkana counties in the recent past. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Nationals Now Free From Mandatory Quarantine in Kenya
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Tanzanian nationals will from now not be subjected to 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Kenya; this is after it was included on an updated list of countries released by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - Kenya Lifts Amnesty on Free Stay for Foreigners
[Nation] Kenya has lifted an amnesty stay for foreigners caught up in Covid-19 pandemic restrictions and ordered them to leave the country within 14 days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Dantu Blood Group protects against malaria - and how all humans could benefit
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The secret of how the Dantu genetic blood variant helps to protect against malaria has been revealed for the first time by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya. The team found that red blood cells in people with the rare Dantu blood variant have a higher surface tension that prevents them from being invaded by the world's deadliest malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Busia, Malaba Cross Border Traders Face Wrath of Covid-19
[Nation] Restricted movements at the Kenya-Uganda border points to contain the spread of Covid-19 has had a negative impact on women's lives and sexual rights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Legal framework in mitigaitng building failures in Kenya - Bucha PM, Onyango JO, Okello DJ.
There have been increasing cases of buildings failures in Kenya, with many reported cases of buildings collapsing and causing loss of lives. Like other industries in the country, the building and construction industry is governed by legal frameworks. Howev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Kenya: Education Boss Hints at Re-Opening Schools Before January
[Nation] Universities and colleges have been cleared to recall students for on-campus learning as the government also considers reopening schools this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya to Resume Importation of Second-Hand Clothes Under Covid-19 Protocols
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The importation and sale of used textile and shoes commonly known as "Mitumba" is set to resume in the country under stringent COVID-19 measures and protocols. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Women 'Suffering Under Covid-19'
[Nation] Women bear the brunt of Covid-19--not so profound a statement in the Kenyan context, where a spike in teen pregnancies has featured regularly in the media since the government closed schools in March in response to the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctor told he cannot give blood because of his Kenyan wife
A Kenyan doctor is calling for change in NHS policies to help more black people give blood. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gamston doctor cannot donate blood 'as wife is African'
A Kenyan doctor is calling for change in NHS policies to help more black people give blood. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - Kenya Ranks High on Health Worker Infections
[Nation] As the curve seemingly flattens, the number of health workers infected with Covid-19 continues to rise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Millionaires Season Two - The Untold Story
[Nation] Ms Susan Mochache arrived in Parliament last month with disarming honesty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kemsa Tenders - Firms That Received Covid-19 Millions
[Nation] When Covid-19 reached Kenya in March, government agencies went into overdrive to prepare to manage the emerging health crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A predisposed view: state violence, human rights organisations and the invisibility of the poor in Nairobi - Christiansen C, Jensen S, Kelly T.
The article examines the challenges faced by human rights organisations in documenting cases of torture, focusing on the particular example of Kenya. The analysis is situated in the context of both widespread human rights violations and a vibrant human rig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Drug Supplies Agency Stuck With Stock No One Needs
[Nation] Some companies provided goods to the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) even before the agency could tender for them, even as top officials warned against buying equipment the counties did not need. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - Kenya's Tally Rises to 36,157 as 188 More Get Infected
[Nation] The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya grew by 188 on Sunday to reach 36,157, about seven months since the first one was announced on March 13. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nakuru's Bondeni Hospital Back to Offering Maternity Services
[Nation] The over 50-year-old Bondeni Maternity Hospital in Nakuru County has started offering services to expectant mothers again after serving as a designated Covid-19 isolation centre for nearly two months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Magoha Calls Meeting on School Reopening
[Nation] The Ministry of Education has called for a crisis meeting tomorrow over the reopening of schools after headteachers warned that they are not ready yet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Counties Disown Kemsa PPE List
[Nation] Kits and equipment given by donors to fight the coronavirus pandemic may not have reached counties or the devolved units diverted them, data seen by the Nation shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Record 268 Covid-19 Patients Discharged From Hospitals in 24 Hours
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The health ministry announced the recovery of 296 coronavirus patients including a record 268 who were discharged from various hospitals countrywide, the highest number of patients cleared from medical facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: East Africa Must Prioritise Women, Girls' Protection During Covid-19 and Beyond
[East African] For the better part of 2020, East African countries have been battling to contain the spread of Covid-19 with over 46,633 cases reported across Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda as of September 6. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nyamira Doctors Issue Strike Notice
[Nation] Doctors in Nyamira are planning to down their tools next week if the county government does not fulfil their demand for promotions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Alarm Over Abuse of Vitamin Pills to Fight Covid-19
[Nation] As Kenyans seek to build their immunity against Covid-19, experts have warned that a majority have been taking vitamin supplements without prescriptions, and in the process falling ill from their side-effects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dynamics of clan based conflicts in Wajir County, Kenya - Karienye D, Warfa PO.
Clannism is one of the key drivers of violent attacks in Northern Kenya. The causes of the persistent clan-based conflicts in Northern Kenya are not well known and ascertained. The rising incidents of violent attacks which clan-based conflict can be partia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Kenya: Each County to Get Referral Hospital If New Bill Passed
[Nation] Each of the 47 counties will have a national referral hospital if a legislative proposal set to be introduced in the National Assembly is passed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

First assessment of naturalized, invasive and potentially invasive plan
(CABI) CABI scientists have led the first assessment of naturalised, invasive and potentially invasive plant species present in Laikipia County, Kenya, which hosts the highest populations of endangered large mammals in the country.The research led by Dr Arne Witt suggests that a range of invasive alien plants pose a series risk to the County - home to the second-highest number of endangered wildlife in East Africa including elephant, rhino, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and wild dogs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Kenya: Teen Pregnancies in Narok, Kiambu Alarming
[Nation] Majority of females attending pre-natal clinics in Narok County are girls below 19 years, a new report by the Anti-FGM Board has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Agony As Mombasa Medics Battle Covid-19 Without Health Insurance
[Nation] When Dr Biabu Adam fell sick, she was sure that her National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) comprehensive cover would settle all her bills. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Lives at Risk as Public Hospitals Ran Out of ARVs
[Nation] Close to two million Kenyans who rely on antiretroviral drugs from public hospitals to suppress HIV have been without the life-saving drugs for four months, the Nation has established. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Technology Aids the War on Coronavirus
[Nation] As the country prepares for a possible return to normalcy following a reduction in new coronavirus cases, private firms and State agencies are adopting technology to stop the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Patients Suffer as Embu Medics Begin Strike
[Nation] Embu health workers have today (Wednesday) started boycotting work over delayed salaries and non-payment of Covid-19 allowances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Early sexual debut: a multi-country, sex-stratified analysis in sub-Saharan Africa - Seff I, Steiner JJ, Stark L.
This study examined outcomes associated with early sexual debut in five sub-Saharan African countries for males and females, separately. We employed Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) from Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, restricting sam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya: Samburu County Grapples With Covid-19
[Nation] For 144 days, Samburu County was a bystander as the rest of Kenya battled Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Recoveries Surpass New Cases for the First Time
[Nation] Covid-19 recoveries have outnumbered new infections in a single day, signalling slowing transmission rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - How Govt Took U.S.$42 Million Loan Every Day
[Nation] Kenya borrowed Sh4.5 billion every 24 hours in the first three months of the Covid-19 pandemic, in a debt accumulation spree rarely witnessed in any East African country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news