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Kenya:Doctor Goes to Court to Legalise Female Genital Mutilation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -"I think that even for the decision of female circumcision, a woman can make that decision. And once she has made that decision, she should be able to access the best medical care to have it done." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Feeding Pets On Raw Meat Poses Health Risk to Humans
[Nation] Feeding dogs and cats on raw meat could pose a new danger of bacterial infection to humans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Nuns Allowed to Take Over Nakuru St Mary's Hospital
[Nation] A fresh confrontation is looming at the troubled St Mary's Mission Hospital in Nakuru County, after a court endorsed forceful eviction of the management. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Outrage Over Near-Rape Claims By Mums At Kenyatta Hospital
[Nairobi News] Public outrage greeted claims of near-rape by new mothers at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) as they waited to be discharged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:African Arrow Poison Could Become Male Contraceptive
[Nation] A compound traditionally used by African hunters as poison on their arrows could be the key to male contraception. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 19, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Botswana:Public Advised to Take Necessary Precautions
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Cholera outbreaks have been reported in East and Central African countries including Malawi,Kenya,Sudan,Mozambique,Tanzania and Angola and Zambia declared Cholera outbreak last year on the 12th October 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Why This Doctor Wants Girls Allowed to Undergo Female Cut
[Nairobi News] A medical doctor has filed a case in Machakos High Court seeking to have Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) legalised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ngaruiya brings focus on health disparities from Kenya to Nebraska to Yale
Dr. Christine Ngaruiya of the Yale School of Medicine advocates in her practice and her writing for greater access to health care for marginalized populations. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PPPs Likely to Undermine Public Health Commitments
Capacity-building support for developing countries to safeguard the public interest in terms of public health and especially, to ensure that no one is left behind, is essential. Credit: IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR , Jan 17 2018 (IPS)The United Nations Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is being touted in financial circles as offering huge investment opportunities requiring trillions of dollars. In 67 low- and middle-income countries, achieving SDG 3 — healthy lives and well-being for all, at all ages — is estimated to require new investments increasi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Cells to Society: New Hypertension Guidelines / Caregiver-Researcher/ Research News
This study investigates whether improved communication and evidence-based recommendations for handover yield positive patient outcomes.     Read more   Family ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - January 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Kenya:Debate in Kenya - What to Tell Kids About Sex
[Deutsche Welle] At what age should we talk to kids about sex? And what should we tell them? As opinions diverge, Kenyans are trying to find appropriate answers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:How Partnerships Are Helping Cleft Lip and Palate Surgeries in Kenya
[The Conversation Africa] About 6% of all children worldwide are born with a birth defect. More than 300 000 babies with birth defects die annually within a month of being born. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

She Ran From the Cut, and Helped Thousands of Other Girls Escape, Too
Nice Leng ’ ete started a program in Kenya to create new rites of passage to replace female genital cutting, and has saved 50,000 girls from the agonizing and controversial procedure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JINA MOORE Tags: Female Genital Mutilation Women and Girls Kenya vis-photo Source Type: news

Kenya:Late Diagnosis Causing More Deaths in HIV-Positive Children
[Nation] A new study is raising concern that more children infected with HIV are dying early in hospitals in spite of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) being available, blaming delayed diagnosis among this pool of patients for the problem. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Crickets are now being farmed in Kenya as a food source for humans
(Natural News) Suggesting that crickets can help certain countries achieve food security is a notion that will initially be met with confusion and maybe even disgust, but a group of researchers has proven that the insect is a good source of animal proteins. The house cricket, or Acheta domesticus, is now being incorporated in the scaled-up production... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Breast Implants Linked to Cancer
[Nation] Women with breast implants are at risk of getting cancer, a new study has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Data Revolution Should Not Leave Women and Girls Behind
Most African farmers are women. Credit: IPSBy Jemimah NjukiOTTAWA, Canada, Jan 9 2018 (IPS)If there is one political principle that has been constant throughout the history of human civilization it is the fact that land is power. This is something that is particularly true, and often painfully so, for women who farm in Africa. Though women in Africa are far more likely to farm than men, they are also much less likely to have secure rights to the land where they cultivate crops and they typically hold smaller plots of inferior quality.As a researcher who studies the role of gender in agriculture, I want to do my part to add...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jemimah Njuki Tags: Africa Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Global Governance Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & In Source Type: news

Kenya:4 Children Hospitalised in Dadaab After Cholera Outbreak
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Four children aged between 13 and 16 are admitted to Dadaab sub-county hospital in Garissa County after suffering from cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Beneath the Dryland: Kenya Drought Gender Analysis
Oxfam GB. 12/19/2017 This 52-page report draws on research conducted in Turkana and Wajir on how people are coping with the drought that has worsened since August 2016. The main objective was to understand the gendered needs, vulnerabilities, and capacities of people in Turkana and Wajir, and the specific gendered risks they face, in order to identify opportunities for increasing their agency, voice, participation, and economic empowerment. The study also sought to understand the capacity of duty bearers to provide humanitarian assistance. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya:One Dead, 112 in Hospital As Cholera Breaks Out in Tharaka-Nithi
[Nation] One person has died while 112 have been admitted to various hospitals in Tharaka-Nithi County in what is feared to be a cholera outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Nation Declared Guinea-Worm-Free, Awaits WHO Nod
[East African] Kenya has been declared free of Guinea-worm disease, after a comprehensive evaluation by international experts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Mombasa Man Dies of Cholera As His Wife Fights for Her Life
[Nation] A man has died of cholera in Likoni, Mombasa County, while his wife is battling for her life at a cholera treatment centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Homa Bay Doctors Threaten to Strike Over Withheld November Pay
[Nation] Doctors in Homa Bay have protested against the county for not paying them their November salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Health Sector Firms Make Deals Worth Billions
[East African] Kenyan companies in the health sector have this year made a number of deals worth billions of shillings, but some of the deals are expected to be concluded in the New Year. Below are some of the deals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Health CS Cleopa Mailu Bans Shisha Smoking
[Nation] The Ministry of Health has banned smoking of shisha in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kivutha Launches Universal Health Cover for Makueni Residents
[Capital FM] Machakos -Makueni county residents are set to benefit from free out and inpatient services in all nine sub-county hospitals in the county. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Health Ministry Bans Sale, Use of Shisha
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Health has banned the sale or use of shisha in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Country Staring at Health Crisis as Children Miss Vaccination
[Nation] Elizabeth Auma's baby was six-months-old and was due for a polio vaccine when nurses went on strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Governor Kuti Takes Major Steps to Revamp Health Sector
[Nation] Counties will no longer clash with the national government on health matters but will instead work together to harmonise and improve the sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:HIV Progress Report - Good Progress, But Also Big Gaps
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has clear markers on the road to controlling the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. By 2020, about nine out of every ten people should know their HIV status. Nine out of ten HIV positive people should be on antiretroviral treatment (ARVs) and the virus should not be detectable in their blood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Influenza a Burden to Kenya's Healthcare - WHO Report
[Nation] Kenya's efforts to keep a healthy population are being hampered by the often-ignored ailments like seasonal influenza (flu), the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Assessing the association between depression and savings for Kenyan youth using a validated child depression inventory measure - Kagotho N, Patak-Pietrafesa M, Ssewamala FM, Kirkbride G.
PURPOSE: The Child Depression Inventory (CDI) is a commonly used measure of depression among youth and has been used in studies conducted in sub-Saharan Africa demonstrating positive effects of financial asset-building interventions on physical and mental ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya:Revealed - How Different Alcohol Makes You Feel
[Nation] Drinking hard alcohol will make you experience the strongest emotions while wine and beer will leave you relaxed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Global Fund Gives Kenya U.S.$368.6 Million to Fight HIV-Aids, TB and Malaria
[East African] Kenya has finally received a cash grant of Ksh38 billion ($368.6 million) from the Global Fund to finance malaria, HIV and tuberculosis programmes in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa:Uganda, Kenya Carry Out New Trials in Injectable HIV Drug
[East African] Uganda and Kenya are among seven African countries carrying out large-scale clinical trials of a long-lasting injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in sexually active women. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Somalia:Refugees in Kenya Caught Between Ration Cuts and War At Home
[Shabelle] Somali refugees in Kenya are free to choose whether to go home, a top U.N. official said on Tuesday, despite many families saying debts accumulated to feed their children after cuts in rations are forcing them to return to a war zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

7 Issues that Will Shape the Health Workforce of the Future
December 19, 2017What will it take to build the ideal health workforce?There are 7.6 billion of us on the planet today.That ’s 7.6 billion working adults, infants in diapers, nursing mothers, teens planning their futures, elderly people, and many, many more. We each have different hopes and requirements. And our health care needs change dramatically over the course of our lives.So how do we provide health care for everyone?If we have a prayer of achieving universal health coverage, it has to start with health workers. These are the pros on the front lines of health care, the lab techs and scientists behind the scenes...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Production Diversity, Diet Diversity and Nutrition in Sub -Saharan Africa
Raghav Gaiha is (Honorary) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Insitute, University of Manchester, England; & Shantanu Mathur is Lead Advisor, Programme Management Department, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome, Italy. The views are personal.By Raghav Gaiha and Shantanu MathurNEW DELHI, Dec 19 2017 (IPS)Lack of diet diversity is viewed as the major cause of micronutrient malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Imbalanced diets resulting from consumption of mainly high carbohydrate based-diets also contribute to productivity losses and reduced educational attainment and income. Consequently, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raghav Gaiha and Shantanu Mathur Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Gender Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Source Type: news

Kenya:Counties Sign Pact With Clinical Officers On Salary Negotiations
[Nation] Clinical officers have signed a recognition agreement with county governments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Juma's Advice Helped Me Conquer Ebola - Fashola
[Vanguard] Abuja -Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola has paid glowing tribute to late Kenya scholar, Calestous Juma, describing him as a true African Patriot. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Relief As Hospital Buys Hi-Tech Cancer Machine
[Nation] Kenyan patients will soon have access to hi-technology cancer screening services locally after one of the country's private hospitals acquired a machine capable of detecting the disease and specifying its stage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Farmers in Kenya willing, able to ramp up croton nut output for biofuel
(Penn State) Small-holder farmers in Kenya have the capacity and desire to play a major role in the scale-up of biofuel production from agroforestry, according to a Penn State forest economist, who led a study in the East African country. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Water, Water Everywhere, Costs More Than You Might Think
Credit: Water.orgBy Daniel Waldron and Zehra ShabbirWASHINTON DC, Dec 18 2017 (IPS)Without reliable access to water, human beings cannot survive. Yet 3 out of 10 people do not have a safely managed water supply, and 6 out of 10 lack safely managed sanitation. Over 2 billion people drank water that was fecally contaminated in 2015, and the World Bank estimates that the annual cost of poor sanitation is in excess of $260 billion annually. The technologies that can address these shortages are not complicated, but their upfront cost remains unaffordable to many low-income families. In Indonesia, for example, connection to pipe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daniel Waldron and Zehra Shabbir Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Kenya:Malaria Drug Duo-Cotecxin to Be Recalled From Kenyan Market
[East African] A commonly used antimalarial drug - Duo-Cotecxin - is set to be recalled from the Kenyan market for failing a laboratory quality test, the Health ministry has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Tharaka-Nithi Public Hospitals Run Out of Medicine
[Nation] Patients in public health facilities in Tharaka-Nithi County have been forced to buy drugs in private pharmacies following an acute shortage of medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Agony of Nairobi Women Detained in Hospitals Over Bills
[Nairobi News] Hundreds of women are detained in Kenyan hospitals for failing to pay medical bills, a report published early this month has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Six Lessons in Helping African Women Avoid H.I.V.
Countering the bleak history of AIDS prevention in Africa, a nonprofit explains how it helped women hide H.I.V. prevention pills and deflect male anger. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Women and Girls Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Sex Truvada (Drug) Foreign Aid Africa Kenya Source Type: news

iHRIS Data Result in Savings for Kenya ’s Kilifi County Health Sector
December 15, 2017The county is now saving over $150,000  per year, thanks to data discrepanciesrevealed by  iHRIS.In Kenya, the health workforce data provided through the integrated human resources information system (iHRIS) is turning fortunes around.When Kenya decentralized its health system management from one national hub to 47 individual county governments in 2013, young county departments of health found themselves struggling. They needed to identify, track, and monitor their workforces while facing looming staff shortages, labor disputes, and high recurrent expenditures in the form of salaries and allowanc...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Mother-of-5 Harvey survivor, 43, pregnant with QUADRUPLETS
Ruth Mochire, from Baytown, Texas, had a blood test in November after she and her husband Joshua returned from a one-month trip in their native Kenya. It revealed four fetuses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya and Global Fund Sign New Grants to Accelerate Response to Diseases
[Global Fund] Nairobi -The Global Fund and health partners in Kenya today signed six grant agreements to strengthen the response to HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. The grants aim to reach 1.3 million people with antiretroviral therapy by 2021, and drastically expand interventions to find more missing cases of TB, among other objectives. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news