Kenya:Eight Grilled Over Theft of Sh5 Million HIV Kits From Murang'a Hospital
[Nation] Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have recorded statements from eight people following the theft of Sh5 million reagents kits used for testing HIV from the Murang'a Level Five Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Study - One in Five Kenyan Couples Suffer From Infertility
[Nairobi News] Two in every 10 couples suffer from infertility, data has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenyan Scientist George Njoroge Feted in New York for Drug Discoveries
[Nation] A US-based Kenyan research scientist has been honoured at a banquet in New York for his discoveries of drugs used to treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Vasectomy? Not Me, Men in Kuresoi Say of the Rare Procedure
[Capital FM] Nakuru -Most men and women in Kuresoi and Baringo are opposed to male contraception methods, like Vasectomy that remains a taboo in the country, with many saying it may have side effects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Patients Suffer as Lack of Scanning Machines Bites
[Nation] Heart and cancer patients in four counties in Mt Kenya cannot access basic scans after the equipment in the hospitals either broke down, or have not been delivered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Teen Mums, Pastors Champion Family Planning
[Nation] The hardest decision that 20-year-old Mercy Muthoni ever had to make was whether to keep her pregnancy after she learnt she had conceived at the age of 17. She was in form three at the time at Akiba Mixed Secondary School in Kangemi, Nairobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 12, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Why Equity Group Is Opening Health Clinics in Satellite Towns
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Equity Group Holdings is set to open clinics outside Nairobi and Thika as the lender seeks a presence in all 47 counties over the next five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Mandera Polio Jab Drive Targets Over 200,000 Children
[Nation] At least 205,000 children under the age of five years will receive the polio vaccine in a campaign that has begun in Mandera County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Age Appropriate Sexuality Education for Youth Key to National Progress
A community health volunteer informs community members about various methods of family planning. Photo Credit: UNFPA KenyaBy Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 2018 (IPS)Fifty years ago at the International Conference on Human Rights, family planning was affirmed to be a human right. It is therefore apt that the theme for this year’s World Population Day is a loud reminder of this fundamental right. It is a right that communities especially in Africa have for long held from its youth, with parents shying off from the subject and policymakers largely equivocal. The result is that ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josephine Kibaru and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Contraceptive Implants Are Driving Big Gains in Access to Family Planning
July 10, 2018On the road to universal access to family planning, what really gets results? And what's  next?Today, nearly two-thirds of all married or in-union women (64%) worldwide are using contraception,according to the United Nations—from 36% in 1970. And sexually active unmarried women are also using contraception at high rates.The right of women and men to freely plan the number and spacing of their children continues to be auniversally recognized human right. And voluntary family planning —with access to a wide range of contraceptive method options, competent service providers, and supportive health...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Kenya:Counties Target Two Million Children in Polio Vaccination Drive
[Nation] The Lamu County Health department is targeting at least 21,217 children under the age of five years for polio immunization campaign starting Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A political economy analysis of decision-making on natural disaster preparedness in Kenya - Rono-Bett KC.
Most deaths from natural disasters occur in low- or middle-income countries; among them, countries in the Horn of Africa - where Kenya lies. Between September 2015 and September 2016, 23.4 million people in this region faced food insecurity because of the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Kenya:Blunders By Two Doctors, Nurse Led to Living Baby Being Declared Dead
[Nation] Shocking details have emerged of the events that saw two doctors and a nurse at Kiambu Level Five Hospital declare a 20-day-old baby dead and issue a burial permit to the parents when he was still alive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cancer Patients Worried as KNH Runs Out of Drug
[Nairobi News] Patients who rely on an expensive breast cancer drug are complaining of the inconsistency in its supply after Kenyatta National Hospital ran out of the drug a month ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drug Use in Kenya's Coast Communities Up as West-Bound Heroin Flows Through Drug Use in Kenya's Coast Communities Up as West-Bound Heroin Flows Through
Heroin use is increasing in Kenya's coastal communities as international traffickers use them as a transit point for drugs bound from Afghanistan to the West, creating health and social problems, a European Union-funded report said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Kenya:First Lady Calls for Increased Partnership in Delivery of Quality Healthcare Services
[Kenya Presidency] First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has underscored the need for increased partnership between the public and private sectors in the provision of quality and affordable healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cuban Doctors Determined to Overcome Language Barriers As They Report to Work
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Cuban doctors deployed to National and County Referral Hospitals are reporting to their workstations countrywide following their arrival early last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cuban Doctors Get Down to Business
[Nation] Governors have exuded confidence that the posting of Cuban doctors to various hospitals across the country will help boost health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Debt-Ridden Gilgil Hospital Stares at Crisis
[Nation] A report by the Nakuru county assembly health committee has delivered a stinging indictment on the state of the Gilgil Sub-County Hospital, where it has been revealed that sick children are sharing wards with adults. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Health Ministry Bans Use of HIV Drug
[Nation] The Health ministry has warned counties to stop prescribing a HIV drug linked to birth defects in HIV-positive women. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Cuban Doctors Urged to Impart Knowledge to Local Medics
[Capital FM] Nakuru -Cuban doctors in the country have been urged to impart technics of disease prevention to their Kenyan counterparts for the benefit of patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In a Race to Save the Northern White Rhino, Scientists Have Succeeded in Creating Hybrid Embryos
(BERLIN) — Scientists say they’re several steps closer to perfecting a method that could prevent the extinction of northern white rhinos, of which only two animals are known still to be alive. According to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers have succeeded in creating embryos using frozen northern white rhino sperm and eggs from a southern white rhino, a closely related sub-species. It’s the first time such hybrid embryos have been created and the scientists from Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic say it could provide a pathway to saving the critically endanger...
Source: TIME: Science - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Frank Jordans / AP Tags: Uncategorized animals onetime overnight Source Type: news

Kenya:Kisii Referral Hospital Lacks Plates for Patients
[Nation] Patients seeking treatment at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital have been angered by a requirement that they bring own plates from home if they are to be served food. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cheating Nairobi Husband Sues Condom Brand
[Nation] A Nairobi resident has gone to court to protest against illegal marketing, sale and distribution of Zoom condoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Zoom Condoms 'Fail' Cheating Nairobi Husband
[Nation] A Nairobi resident has gone to court to protest against illegal marketing, sale and distribution of Zoom condoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drug use in Kenya's coast communities up as West-bound heroin flows through
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Heroin use is increasing in Kenya's coastal communities as international traffickers use them as a transit point for drugs bound from Afghanistan to the West, creating health and social problems, a European Union-funded report said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya:KEMSA Appoints First Medical Professional as CEO
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Jonah Manjari Mwangi as the new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1st July 2018, succeeding Mr. Fredrick Wanyonyi who was serving in an acting capacity from December 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:With Refrigerated ATMs, Camel Milk Business Thrives
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Wajir -Halima Sheikh Ali is the proud owner of one of the few ATMs in Wajir town in northeast Kenya. But rather than doling out shilling notes, it dispenses something tastier: a fresh pint of camel milk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cuban Doctors Arrive in Wajir, Lamu
[Nation] Cuban doctors who have been recruited to work in Kenya as part of a bilateral arrangement in the medical sector between the Caribbean nation and Kenya have arrived in two more counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Socio-ecological determinants of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use behavior of adolescents in Kilifi County at the Kenyan coast - Ssewanyana D, Mwangala PN, Marsh V, Jao I, van Baar A, Newton CR, Abubakar A.
Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use form a risk factor for health and social problems during adolescence. From a socio-ecological model, perceptions of 85 young people and 10 stakeholders on the types of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs used and the pred... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya:Why Cuban Doctors in Kenya Don't Deserve the Treatment They're Getting
[The Conversation Africa] Cuban medical missions abroad are perhaps one of the most significant legacies of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. The programme involves Cuban doctors offering health care services in host countries, often in impoverished rural communities where there's little access. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Locked up for being sick: Prisoners recount their experience
Gideon Wanjohi was arrested in 2015 and sentenced to two years in prison in his hometown in Kirinyaga County in central Kenya. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Coming Soon - Cuban Doctor Near You
[Nairobi News] President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday flagged off 100 Cuban doctors to the counties. The President hailed the arrangement stating that Kenya's health sector stands to benefit immensely from the intervention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:400,000 Children to Be Immunised in 100 Days as Cuban Doctors Head to Counties
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya is set to immunise 400,000 children in the next 100 days in an ambitious campaign launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenyatta to Launch Immunization Drive, Send Cuban Doctors to Counties
[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta will Wednesday preside over the start of a 100-day Accelerated National Immunization Campaign and at the same time send-off specialist doctors from Cuba to counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Rift Valley Fever Breaks Out in Isiolo, Meru on High Alert
[Nation] Isiolo veterinary department has closed all slaughterhouses and livestock markets for two weeks following an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever(RVF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Prevalence of Counterfeit Drugs to Affect Big 4 Delivery, Kapi Warns
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industry (KAPI) has expressed fears that the proliferation of counterfeit and unregulated medical drugs will be counterproductive to the attainment of the Big 4 Agenda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Missed treatment opportunities and barriers to comprehensive treatment for sexual violence survivors in Kenya: a mixed methods study - Gatuguta A, Merrill KG, Colombini M, Soremekun S, Seeley J, Mwanzo I, Devries K.
BACKGROUND: In Kenya, most sexual violence survivors either do not access healthcare, access healthcare late or do not complete treatment. To design interventions that ensure optimal healthcare for survivors, it is important to understand the characteristi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Emotional responses to world inequality - Barford A.
Drawing on discussions with Kenyan, Mexican and British teachers, this paper reports on emotional responses to international socio-economic inequality. Emotional regimes are explored to identify what 'appropriate' responses to inequality are in a variety o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

"She is not a genuine client": exploring health practitioner's mistrust of rape survivors in Nairobi, Kenya - Munala L, Welle E, Hohenshell E, Okunna N.
This study explores the care of rape survivors from the p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Kenya:Ministry Races to Curb Rift Valley Fever as Death Toll Hits 26
[Nation] Seven more people have died of Rift Valley fever, bringing the toll to 26 in the past one month, a report from the Ministry of Health's Disease Surveillance and Response Unit says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Sh4.7 Billion Health Data Technology in Limbo
[Nation] A local IT firm is on the spot over delayed implementation of the country's Healthcare Information Technology system, 10 months after it was awarded the contract at a cost of Sh4.7billion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Woman Died at Clinic for Lack of Assistance
[Nation] Subira Hamisi was excited as she looked forward to welcoming her second child into the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Volunteers Improving Health in Kibera
[Nation] Ms Ann Owiso is a middle-aged mother of two from Mashimoni Village in Nairobi's Kibera slums. When you enter her house, you can't help but notice how neat the single room on the first floor of a corrugated iron sheet building is. She has gone to great lengths to decorate it; there is a woollen carpet while the sofa set has flowery seat covers that match the curtains. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Insilico to present the advances in AI for healthcare at the Africa Healthcare Extension Summit
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico presents the advances in AI for Healthcare at the Africa Healthcare Extension Summit organized by Verve Management in Nairobi, Kenya. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Perspective Healthcare Partners With Korean Company in Fight Against Malaria
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Shin Poong Pharm, in partnership with Perspective Healthcare, has today launched a new ACT in the fight against Malaria that demonstrated high cure rates and provides a long-term protection with less reinfection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Investigate Poisonous Sugar, Human Rights Commission Demands
[CISA] Nairobi -The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) has demanded a statement from the government and speedy investigation into the contraband sugar allegedly contaminated with Mercury and copper. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:One Person Succumbs to Rift Valley Fever in Siaya
[Capital FM] Kisumu -One person has succumbed to Rift Valley Fever in Siaya County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tourism preventing Kenya's cheetahs from raising young, study finds
Research in Maasai Mara linked areas with high density of vehicles to lower numbers of cubs raised to independenceHigh levels of tourism can lead to a dramatic reduction in the number of cheetahs able to raise their young to independence, new research has found.A study in Kenya ’s Maasai Mara savannah found that in areas with a high density of tourist vehicles, the average number of cubs a mother cheetah raised to independence was just 0.2 cubs per litter – less than a tenth of the 2.3 cubs per litter expected in areas with low tourism.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Niki Rust Tags: Wildlife Conservation Animal behaviour Biology Environment Science Kenya Africa World news Source Type: news

Kenya:One Dies As Siaya County Issues Rift Valley Fever Alert
[Nation] The Siaya County government has issued an alert after one person died as a result of suspected case of Rift Valley fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news