Kenya: Kenyan Footballers Set for Covid-19 Jab
[Nairobi News] The government has announced a plan to vaccinate footballers in the country for Covid-19 in preparation for the return of football activities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - Isiolo Suspends Non-Essential Services for 30 Days
[Nation] Isiolo Governor Mohammed Kuti has suspended all non-essential services for one month to stem the spread of Covid-19 following increased cases and deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Records 17 More Covid-19 Deaths, 1,091 New Infections
[Nation] Kenya's Covid-19 death toll on Friday grew by 17 to 2,309 but the Health ministry said all the deaths occurred in the last one month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Off to a Slow Start - The Gaps, and How to Fix Them
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya has started the first phase of its COVID-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches. These came via the global COVAX initiative, which aims to provide equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, and a 100,000 shot donation from the Indian government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19, Chinese Dealers Drive Kenyan Seafood Traders Out of Business
[East African] For years, fishermen and traders operating along Kenya's 640km coastline have earned a good living selling lobsters mostly to China, Dubai, and Singapore. For the lobster is one of the priciest and highly valued seafood products, both on the domestic and export market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: U.S. Retains Highest Advisory on Kenya Over 'Steep' Rise in Covid-19 Cases
[East African] The US government has retained its highest travel advisory on Nairobi initially indicated by the Centers for Disease Control, and which asks Americans not to travel to Kenya due to Covid-19 cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nairobi-Based BetKing Premier League Clubs Scheduled for Coronavirus Vaccination
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Nairobi-based BetKing Premier League clubs are scheduled to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on Saturday as the first step towards the resumption of sports in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya, UK Eye Peace After Travel Ban Fight
[East African] Kenya and the United Kingdom are set for reconciliatory talks after a spat over Covid-19 risk levels triggered a tit-for-tat travel blockade from each of them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Uncertainty Over Distribution of ARVs as USAID Bypasses Kemsa
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- A cloud of uncertainty now hangs on the sustainable supply of ARV drugs for HIV patients, after the main donor, USAID, opted for a private distributor, bypassing the government medical supplies agency, KEMSA. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Uasin Gishu Hospitals Hit By Shortage of ICU Beds
[Nation] Uasin Gishu County has been overwhelmed with Covid-19 cases with most health facilities facing acute shortage of Intensive Care Unit beds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - 1,698 New Infections as 16 More Succumb
[Nation] Kenya has recorded 1,698 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 11,352 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 143,063. This represents a positivity rate of 14.9%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: End HIV Drugs Tax Row, Nakuru Patients Urge the Government
[Nation] Persons living with HIV in Nakuru County have asked the national government to end the Sh45 million import tax dispute over antiretroviral drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: ARVs Shortage to 'Hit Remote Areas Hardest'
[Nation] Health activists have warned that Northern Kenya stands to be hit the hardest by the shortage of life-saving Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs that is currently being experienced in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nairobi County Workers Threaten to Strike Over Medical Cover Impasse
[Nation] Nairobi County government workers have threatened to down tools from tomorrow (Friday) over lack of medical cover. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Free at Last - Kilifi DG Saburi Acquitted of 'Willfully Spreading Covid-19'
[Nation] A Mombasa court has acquitted Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi of charges of willfully exposing himself in public while suffering from Covid-19 without taking proper precautions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Begins Vaccinating Athletes
[Nairobi News] The government on Thursday commenced administering Covid-19 vaccines to Kenyan athletes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Narok CEC John Marindany Succumbs to Covid-19
[Nation] Narok County is mourning the loss of a senior local government official, who succumbed to Covid-19 complications on Thursday morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Has No Capacity to Test for HIV Viral Load, Governors Now Say
[Nation] Kenya has no capacity to test for viral load in HIV/Aids patients, a problem governors say could result in more deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Ex-Nairobi Governor Kidero Tests Positive to Covid-19
[Nairobi News] Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has tested positive for Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

These medicinal plants from Kenya contain potent anti-cancer agents
(Natural News) Cancer is a life-threatening disease that’s considered to be a global burden. Besides its increasing prevalence, cancer is also the second leading cause of death around the world. According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), around 70 percent of cancer-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. About one-third of these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Social Media Users in Kenya and South Africa Trust Science, but Still Share Covid-19 Hoaxes
[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus, its origins and possible cures for the disease it causes. Much of the inaccurate information was related to China, the country where the first cases of an atypical pneumonia were reported in December 2019. This was determined in January 2020 to be caused by a novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nakuru Reels Under Rising Covid-19 Burden
[Nation] When Patrick (not his real name), a businessman in Nakuru County, tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday last week, his family prayed that his condition would not deteriorate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: More Men Going for Covid-19 Jab as Inoculation Bid Gets Off to Slow Start
[Nairobi News] More men than women have been vaccinated against Covid-19 although the uptake is slow nearly a month into the roll out. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

On World Health Day, a Call for Equity, Justice & the End of Paternalism
Family planning counselor and nurse speaks to group at clinic in Nakuru, Kenya. Credit: Sala LewisBy Joyce Banda and Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins*WASHINGTON DC, Apr 7 2021 (IPS) The past year has forced many of us to address difficult truths about how we treat and take care of each other — among them is a reckoning with racism and injustice. In the global health and development sector, this reckoning is not new. Black, Brown and Indigenous women have been at the forefront of driving efforts to end inequity, racism and paternalism for decades, but the threats remain. As women and leaders in global health and development fro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Banda and Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Global Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Meet 7 Health Workers Who Are Changing the Way We Approach Global Health Beyond the Pandemic
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalApril 06, 2021Health workers know better than anyone what they need to be safe on the job. They know what it takes to be prepared for coronavirus cases as they come in the door. To end the COVID-19 pandemic, prevent future disease outbreaks, and to keep essential services running and available for their communities.During World Health Worker Week 2021, we’re amplifying their voices and recommendations on how we can better support and protect health workers—now and for the long haul.Meet seven health workers and leaders who are telling us what’s essential t...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 World Health Worker Week Health Workers Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - Nyeri Suspends Non-Essential Services for One Month
[Nation] Nyeri County has suspended all non-essential services for one month to curb the spread of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: How I Beat the Coronavirus - Odinga
[Nation] Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga on Thursday revealed his three-week chilling battle with the novel coronavirus that has since claimed over 2,000 lives in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: State, USAID Wrangle Over Sh90 Million ARVs Import Tax
[Nation] The lives of 1.5 million HIV patients are in jeopardy as life-saving drugs worth Sh2.1 billion remain stuck at the port of Mombasa over a tax dispute between Kenya and the donor, US Agency for International Development (USAid). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Drawing The Line On Malaria
[allAfrica] A recent survey conducted by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and Gallup International shows that African youth are determined to end malaria. Conducted across six countries - Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, and South Africa - the findings reveal that 9 in 10 youth in Africa believe that we can have an impact against the disease. These statistics come as light at a dark time in the malaria response due to the socioeconomic recession brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has sw (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Ruto's Budget Man, Ichungwah, Leads MPs in Demanding a Covid-19 Relief Plan
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- A section of Members of Parliaments allied to Deputy President William Ruto have called for mitigation measures for residents of the five counties currently under lockdown, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19-Related ICU Admissions Rise to 200, 20 Virus Linked Deaths Reported
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health on Monday reported 200 COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit admissions, with 40 on ventilatory support and 130 on supplemental oxygen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Police to Use Drones to Arrest Lockdown Violators
[Nation] Security officers in Nakuru and Kajiado, have tightened security at roadblocks and plan to use drones to arrest those sneaking into and out of areas under partial lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - 460 New Infections and 20 More Deaths Reported
[Nation] Kenya has recorded 460 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 2,753 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 139,448. This represents a positivity rate of 16.7%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Where to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine Jab in Kenya
[Nation] Much like the rest of the world, Kenyans are excited about the availability Covid-19 vaccines in the hopes getting the jab will reduce possibility of serious illness in the event that they contract the deadly virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Newly-Opened NMS Hospitals Record 16,000 Visitors in One Month
[Nairobi News] At least 16,200 patients have been attended to at the four newly-opened Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) hospitals, easing pressure on access to healthcare in Nairobi's informal settlements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Puzzle Over Loans Borrowed During Covid Year
[Nation] Kenya has increased its public debt by more than Sh1 trillion in the year of Covid-19 pandemic after the government received the first instalment of the latest Sh257 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: You Are Way Off the Mark, Kenya Tells UK Over Covid-19 Travel Ban
[Nation] Kenya came out fighting last night, reciprocating the ban by the United Kingdom on Kenyan visitors by introducing its own stringent measures and accusing London of betrayal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Flight Blockade Will Devastate Local Businesses
[Nation] The angry reaction was quick. For many Kenyans, the decision by the United Kingdom to implement a travel ban amounts to betrayal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya stops the private importation of COVID-19 vaccines
Kenya has ordered an immediate suspension to the private importation of coronavirus vaccines, citing fears that otherwise counterfeit inoculations would get into the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil records 70,238 new cases; Netherlands halts AstraZeneca jab for under 60s - as it happened
Country has registeredmore than 12.9 million cases;10,000 appointments scrapped, reports Dutch news agency citing Netherlands health ministry Turkey records 42,308 new Covid cases in last 24 hoursCovid: seven deaths reported in Oxford/AstraZeneca UK recipientsPakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines on England travel ‘red list’Curfews and quarantines: Europe ’s Easter of Covid restrictions‘We’re in a really good place’: is Israel nearing the Covid endgame?US coronavirus – latest updates12.24amBSTThat ’s it from the global blog team for now. Thanks for following our coverag...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Yohannes Lowe; Rhi Storer and Jedidajah Otte (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Medical research Microbiology Science UK news Boris Johnson Politics NHS Asia Pacific Africa Source Type: news

Kenya: Fighting Gender-Based Violence and Recovering Financially in Kenya By Making Covid-19-Preventing Soap
[UNFPA] Mother of four daughters, Eunice Ajiambo is a survivor of gender-based violence: "I was a housewife depending on my husband for everything. Life was hard because money was the biggest cause of conflict in our relationship. I left my marriage after I could no longer endure the abuse," she says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - I Am Now Vaccinated, What Next?
[Nairobi News] Some 1.02 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrived in Kenya last month from the Serum Institute of India. Since then, the government rolled out an elaborate immunisation exercise across the country that has seen frontline workers and ordinary Kenyans alike receive their first jabs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covid live: Brazil records 70,238 new cases; Netherlands halts AstraZeneca jab for under 60s - as it happened
Country has registeredmore than 12.9 million cases;10,000 appointments scrapped, reports Dutch news agency citing Netherlands health ministry Turkey records 42,308 new Covid cases in last 24 hoursCovid: seven deaths reported in Oxford/AstraZeneca UK recipientsPakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines on England travel ‘red list’Curfews and quarantines: Europe ’s Easter of Covid restrictions‘We’re in a really good place’: is Israel nearing the Covid endgame?US coronavirus – latest updates12.24amBSTThat ’s it from the global blog team for now. Thanks for following our coverag...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Yohannes Lowe; Rhi Storer and Jedidajah Otte (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Medical research Microbiology Science UK news Boris Johnson Politics NHS Asia Pacific Africa Source Type: news

Covid live: Netherlands halts AstraZeneca jab for under 60s – reports; Turkey records highest level of new cases
10,000 appointments scrapped, reports Dutch news agency citing Netherlands health ministry;Turkey records42,308 new Covid cases in last 24 hoursCovid: seven deaths reported in Oxford/AstraZeneca UK recipientsPakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines on England travel ‘red list’Curfews and quarantines: Europe ’s Easter of Covid restrictions‘We’re in a really good place’: is Israel nearing the Covid endgame?US coronavirus – latest updates6.47pmBSTHere is a quick recap of the main Covid updates from around the world:6.37pmBSTRussia has recorded over 225,000 Covid related deaths sinc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Yohannes Lowe (now); Rhi Storer and Jedidajah Otte (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Medical research Microbiology Science UK news Boris Johnson Politics NHS Asia Pacific Africa Source Type: news

UK bans travel from 4 more nations over virus; 39 in all
The British government is to ban international arrivals from four more countries — Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines — amid concerns over new virus variants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Boehner on Obama not making deals: How do you work 'with people who call you a Kenyan Muslim traitor'
Former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he understands why former President Obama might not have been inclined to work on bipartisan... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Seeks to Acquire J & J Covid-19 Vaccine
[Nation] The Ministry of Health is in talks with the African Union (AU) with a view to acquiring the Johnson& Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Ugandans Stranded As Kenya's Inter-Counties Travel Ban Bites
[East African] Kenya's decision to halt the movement of interstate buses across its border following a surge in Covid-19 cases has left several Ugandans stranded in the neighbouring East African country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Joins Pakistan in Row Over Covid-19 Profiteering Cartels
[Nation] On March 10, a week after Kenya received the first consignment of the AstraZeneca vaccine, a statement appeared on the Sputnik V's Russian website saying that Kenya had also approved the use of the Russian vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 'Baba' Makes Comeback After Covid-19 Scare
[Nairobi News] Raila Odinga has made his first appearance in the public after three weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news