Youth Have the Spirit to Change Trajectory of Leprosy, says Yohei Sasakawa
Discussions included the need to engage the younger generation in a world free of stigma and discrimination. Similarly, Marcos Costa, from Morhan in Brazil, spoke of the first Latin American and Caribbean Virtual Meeting of young people affected by leprosy, their family members, and supporters. The meeting, he said, sought to engage young people and their families in a dialogue centered on the challenges faced by those affected by the disease and to explore policy solutions to the problem. “In Brazil, 45 percent of new leprosy cases were not diagnosed in 2020 because of COVID-19. The pandemic has compounded challenge...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Youth Thought Leaders IPS UN Bureau Sasakawa Health Foundation Source Type: news

Mauritania: Kenya, Mauritania Get Nearly Two Million Covid Vaccine Doses From Us
[RFI] Kenya and Mauritania have received nearly two million new doses of Covid-19 vaccines from the United States in the latest push against the Omicron variant sweeping the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Eyecare Businesses Reap Big As Covid-19 Pushes Many to Seek Optical Services
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The COVID-19 pandemic which hit the world in late 2019 came as a mixed bag of fortunes for virtually every economic sector in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Past intimate partner violence (IPV) predicts incident IPV during pregnancy and post-partum in pregnant women in Kisumu, Kenya - Oseso L, Krakowiak D, Nduati R, Farquhar C, Kinuthia J, Osoti AO, Guthrie B.
OBJECTIVE: Identifying factors associated with peri and post-partum intimate partner violence (IPV) may facilitate prioritizing women for psychosocial support. METHODS: Pregnant women in Kenya were asked about IPV by their current partner at baseli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Physical activity and active transportation behaviour among rural, peri-urban and urban children in Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria: the PAAT Study - Wachira LJ, Hayker SO, Larouche R, Oyeyemi AL, Prista A, Owino GE, Tremblay MS, Onywera VO.
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) is associated with numerous health benefits among children and youth. However, few studies have examined how active transportation (AT) and device-based measures of PA vary within and between countries in sub-Saharan Afri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya: Voter Registration Delayed in UK, Canada, UAE Due to Covid-19 Travel Restrictions - IEBC
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) now says the diaspora voting exercise has been delayed in the United Kingdom (UK), Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: No One Will Be Spared From Covid-19 Tests at Kenya's Borders, PS Mochache Says
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health says that no one will be given preferential treatment when it comes to COVID-19 testing at the various points of entry including airports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Workers Lauded for Role in Leprosy Treatment During Pandemic
Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and Chairperson of the Nippon Foundation, thanks participants at a webinar ‘Raising Awareness about Leprosy, Role of Health Professionals at the Grassroots Level’ organized by the Sasakawa Leprosy Initiative. He is with other participants from Japan, India and Nepal in the “Don’t Forget Leprosy” campaign event. By Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) The human rights of people affected by leprosy are central to Yohei Sasakawa’s concept of a leprosy-free world. Sasakawa, the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations #Covid19 #Don'tForgetLeprosy IPS UN Bureau Sasakawa Leprosy Initiative Source Type: news

Kenya: MoH to Install Sh2.5 Billion Vaccine Plant at Kemsa Facility in Nairobi
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health has announced plans to set up a vaccine manufacturing facility in Nairobi to support production of various vaccines including COVID-19 jabs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: It Is 'Afya House' Now, Not 'Mafia House,' CS Kagwe Says of Health Ministry Reforms
[Capital FM] Malindi -- Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe now says drastic reforms at the Ministry of Health have borne fruit, transforming it from 'Mafia House' to 'Afya House.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Adolescents Left Behind Global AIDS Response – Experts
Elisha Arunga Odoyo, a clinical officer within the PMTCT program at the Homabay County Referral Hospital. There is increasing fear that adolescents will be left behind in the efforts to reduce HIV infections. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Jan 18 2022 (IPS) The ominous warning came in 2019 through an anonymous message on her mobile phone to stay away from a man she met on social media. At 18 years and freshly out of high school, *Nicole Kisi was in a relationship with a 45-year-old businessman. “The message was clear. It said to be careful because of a rumour that the man’s wife died of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations ​#Health​ #HIV/Aids adolescent girls IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Pushes Affluent Kenyans Towards Cryptocurrency - Stanchart Poll
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- A survey conducted by Stanchart now reveals that 43 percent of affluent, and high net worth (HNW) Kenyans have opted for cryptocurrency in order to diversify money management options. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Positivity Slows to 7.8% in Kenya as 310 Cases Recorded
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya recorded 310 new Coronavirus cases Sunday from a sample size of 3, 961 tested within 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: M-Pesa Foundation Injects Sh 9.2mn to Boost Gatunguru Health Centre's Infrastructure
[Capital FM] Muranga -- M-PESA Foundation has funded the completion and equipping of the Gatunguru Health Centre at a cost of over KES 9.2 million. The health facility will now increase its capacity to serve as a Level 3 Health Centre and provide services to over 80 patients daily. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: How Covid Affected Markets and Livelihoods in Fisheries Sector
[The Conversation Africa] Fisheries support the livelihoods and well-being of millions of people around the world. Before the COVID pandemic, global fisheries production had reached a record high. Fast forward to 2021, and the pandemic has greatly altered the fisheries sector - increasing vulnerability and exposing weaknesses in fisheries food systems at both local and international levels. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Factors influencing improvement of trauma-related symptoms among Somali refugee youth in urban Kenya - Im H, Swan LET.
This study aimed to identify key factors that contribute... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya: NGOs and Government Posted Highest Vacancies in 2021 - Report
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Non-governmental organizations(NGOs) and the government sector had the highest number of job vacancies in the first seven months of 2021, a report by Brighter Monday has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Compounds in Marijuana Preventing Covid-19 Infection
[Capital FM] Can cannabis help fight COVID-19? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Commits to Conduct Free Covid-19 Tests to Ease Busia-Malaba Border Traffic Impasse
[Nile Post] Uganda has committed to conduct free Covid-19 rapid tests at the Kenya-Uganda border points of Busia and Malaba for seven days to ease intra-EAC trade on the Northern Transit Corridor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Faith and Vaccination Are Not Mutually Exclusive
[New Dawn] Religious leaders from the Christian, Hindu and Muslim communities in Kenya recently came out to support the government's efforts to vaccinate the population against Covid-19. They called on their congregants to shun myths and misconceptions associated with the vaccine and to get vaccinated in order to better protect themselves from severe illness and hospitalisation as Kenya ramps up its vaccination efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Posttraumatic stress and depression among women in Kenya's informal settlements: risk and protective factors - Lambert JE, Denckla C.
BACKGROUND: Approximately 56% of Kenya ´s population resides in informal settlements (UN-Habitat, 2016). Female residents experience a range of psychosocial stressors including chronic poverty and high rates of interpersonal violence. Despite evidence that... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Game-changing app tracks essential family planning supplies in Kenya
ISIOLO, Kenya– As a frontline health-care worker at Isiolo County referral hospital, Denis Mutirithia has a critical role in saving lives – and a new digital tool to help him do so. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Media's role in televised media coverage and its influence on terrorist attacks in Nairobi County, Kenya - Nyakomitah K, Mwaeke P, Mareri L.
With the turn of the century, Kenya's capital, Nairobi, has had its share of terrorist activity. Due to their nature, global media houses have centred on these occurrences as they have formed the focal point during their immediacy. This has led to the rise... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Community suicide rates and related factors within a surveillance platform in Western Kenya - Ongeri L, Larsen DA, Jenkins R, Shaw A, Connolly H, Lyon J, Kariuki S, Penninx B, Newton CR, Sifuna P, Ogutu B.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is an important contributor to the burden of mental health disorders, but community-based suicide data are scarce in many low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) including Kenya. Available data on suicide underestimates the true burden ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

The influence of parenting style on male juvenile delinquency: a case of Kamiti Youth Correction and Training Center (KYCTC), Kiambu County, Kenya - Onsando E, Mwenje MK, Githui P.
The rising cases of delinquency among male teenagers is a feedback of sorts that the family system that is the nurturing context of children has failed to effectively protect the teenagers against negative influences. The scenario, has brought the nurturin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya in Talks With Dubai to Reinstate Flights After Covid Ban
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe says the government is in talks with Dubai to reinstate flights from Kenya following the ban imposed after numerous false-positive COVID-19 tests were presented at its airports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Free at Last: Trafficked Woman ’ s Story a Warning to Other Vulnerable Job Seekers
Desperate for work Kamikazi put her faith in ‘agents’ to find her a job. Instead, she found herself working without pay as a domestic worker in Kuwait. Photo: Aimable Twahirwa/IPSBy Aimable TwahirwaKIGALI, Rwanda, Jan 5 2022 (IPS) When Kamikazi * from Gisagara, a district in Southern Rwanda, was forced to quit her job due to COVID-19 last year, she desperately sought other employment. A former co-worker in the food processing firm where Kamikazi once worked introduced her to “agents”. They assured her she would find decent employment in the Middle East, but little did she know her co-worker had deli...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aimable Twahirwa Tags: Africa COVID-19 Featured Headlines Human Rights Human Trafficking Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations #HumanRights #HumanTrafficking IPS UN Bureau Rwanda Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's Covid Positivity Shoots Up 30.6% With 10 More Deaths
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya's COVID-19 positivity rate has shot up to 30.6 percent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Ambulance Service for Poor Helps Residents of Nairobi's Informal Area
[VOA] Nairobi -- A community health service in Africa's largest urban slum is helping poor people get affordable emergency services during the COVID pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey Dies at Age 77
The Kenyan fossil finder is known for his discoveries of various Stone Age artifacts and ancient human skulls and skeletons. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 3, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Richard Leakey, whose discoveries helped prove mankind began in Africa, is dead at 77
Famed Kenyan conservationist and fossil hunter Richad Leakey has died at age 77. His discoveries helped prove Africa was the cradle of civilization. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jackie Northam Source Type: news

Famed fossil hunter and conservationist Richard Leakey dies at 77
Leakey made important contributions to our understanding of human origins through his fossil finds. He later gained fame for taking on poachers who threatened to wipe out Kenya's elephants and rhinos.(Image credit: Petr David Josek/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyans Optimistic of a Better 2022 Amid Covid Restrictions and August Elections
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenyans ushered in the New Year 2022 with hope and anxiety, with many remaining optimistic for a better year ahead despite the new normal brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Administers Over 11,000 Booster Doses for Covid-19
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health says 11,144 people have so far received their COVOD booster doses launched on New Year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Richard Leakey, Kenyan Fossil Hunter and Conservationist, Dies at 77
His discoveries of ancient human skulls and skeletons, including the famed “Turkana Boy,” helped cement Africa’s standing as the cradle of humanity. #turkanaboy #conservationist #discoveries #richardleakey #kenyanfossilhunter (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fossil hunter Richard Leakey who showed humans evolved in Africa dies at 77
Kenyan conservationist found oldest near-complete human skeleton in 1984, dating from 1.5m years ago #conservationist #kenyan #richardleakey (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fossil hunter Richard Leakey who showed humans evolved in Africa dies at 77
Kenyan conservationist found oldest near-complete human skeleton in 1984, dating from 1.5m years agoThe celebrated Kenyan conservationist and fossil hunter Richard Leakey, whose groundbreaking discoveries helped prove that humankind evolved in Africa, has died aged 77.The president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, announced Leakey ’s death with “deep sorrow”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 2, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Jane Clinton Tags: Fossils Conservation Kenya Africa World news Archaeology Evolution Science Palaeontology Source Type: news

World-renowned Kenyan conservationist Richard Leakey dies at 77
Kenyan paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey, who unearthed evidence that helped prove humankind evolved in Africa, died on Sunday at the age of 77, Kenya's President Uhuru... #uhurukenyatta #paleoanthropologist #conservationist #humankind #richardleakey (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya ’s Covid-19 Vaccination Innovations
From camel+human vaccination to moonlight vaccination (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 2, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Ro, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Coronavirus Source Type: news

Kenya: NHIF Extends Contract With Hospitals Amid Tussle With Healthcare Unions
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) has issued a one-month extension to current contract with hospital care providers which was set to end on December 31 ending after medics union had vowed not to sign the new working contract citing lack of public participation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Travel to Kenya Restricted to Covid-19 Vaccination Certificates
[Nile Post] Travel to Kenya restricted to COVID-19 vaccination certificates (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: KEMSA Board Appoints John Kabuchi As Acting CEO
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) Board has appointed John Kabuchi to be the acting Chief Executive Officer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Physical intimate partner violence justification and female genital mutilation in Kenya: evidence from the demographic and health survey - Sano Y, Konkor I, Antabe R, Ragetlie R.
Despite the dire physical, mental, and psychological consequences, research shows that some women justify the act of physical intimate partner violence in sub-Saharan Africa including Kenya. Understanding female genital mutilation as a social norm that may... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Engineering the future: meet the Africa prize shortlist innovators
Turning invasive plants into a force for good and powering healthcare with solar – here are three of the 2022 nomineesFrom a solar-powered crib that treats jaundiced babies to fibre made from water hyacinth that absorbs oil spills, innovators from nine African countries have been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering ’s 2022Africa prize.This year half of the shortlist of 16 are women, and for the first time it includes Togolese and Congolese inventors. The entrepreneurs will undergo eight months of business training and mentoring before a winner is chosen, who will receive £25,000, and three ru...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jo Griffin Tags: Global development Africa Engineering Science Technology World news Kenya Congo-Brazzaville Nigeria Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Climate crisis Environment Health Infectious diseases Society Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid Vaccination Centres to Open Till Late During Festive Season
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced that all public and private vaccination centres will remain open until late during the entire festive period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Ministry Clears Mix-and-Match Approach for Covid-19 Booster Jabs
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health has approved the use of booster shots for individuals who have completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Many African Countries Toughen Covid Restrictions as Fourth Wave Spreads
Infections have more than doubled or tripled in many countries, prompting the authorities to reimpose curfews and quarantines and introduce vaccine mandates as the holiday season gets underway. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdi Latif Dahir and Jeffrey Moyo Tags: Africa Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Coronavirus Omicron Variant Vaccination and Immunization Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Holidays and Special Occasions Kenya Source Type: news

Group polarization in disciplinary panel's decisions among teachers: an analysis of schools' affiliation differences - Aloka PJO.
The study examined group polarization in decision-making among teacher-members of disciplinary panels based on secondary school affiliations in Kenya. The pre-post with Nonequivalent Control Group design was used. A sample size comprised of 78 teacher-memb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dangerous or political? Kenyan youth negotiating political agency in the age of 'new terrorism' - Mohamed MH.
This article examines how the online Kenyan press constructs 'radicalization' and how youth challenge these constructions. Using Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) through NVivo, the author analyzed two corpora, one of news texts and the second composed of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news