Kenya: Trans Nzoia - Church Takes Lead in Fight Against Teen Pregnancy
[Nation] Alarmed by rising cases of teen pregnancies in Trans Nzoia County, the Catholic Church has set up a child protection group to end the vice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 22, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Government Extends Inter-Faith Council's Term By 6 Months
[Nation] The government will extend the term of the Inter-Faith Council on the national response to Covid-19 by six months, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang' í announced Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nyanza, Western Bear Covid-19 Woes As Dozens Arrested for Breaking Rules
[Nation] Dozens, including six police officers, have been arrested for flouting Covid-19 containment measures in 13 counties in Western and Nyanza. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid Cases Exceed 179,000 As Death Toll Hits 3,456
[Nation] Kenya on Sunday recorded 283 more Covid-19 cases, following the analysis of 3,452 samples in 24 hours, raising its number of confirmed infections to 179,075. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Audit Lifts Lid on Plunder of Covid-19 Funds
[Nation] The Ministry of Health procured ventilators at double the price, cannot account for millions spent on airtime and millions of shillings were transferred to individuals with the same name in a cash programme as the country battled the Covid-19 pandemic last year, a special audit shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Airways Resumes Flights to London, United Kingdom
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya Airways PLC has announced the resumption of flights to Heathrow, London from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Why Citizens Travelling to Europe Are Now Being Turned Away
[Nation] A number of Kenyans intending to travel to some European Union (EU) countries say that their visa applications have been rejected despite having been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Plans Drawn to Enforce Covid-19 Rules in Lake Region Red Zone
[Nation] Politicians and travellers moving into and out of the Lake region red zone will be prime targets as authorities begin enforcing the enhanced Covid-19 containment measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Likely to Miss Vaccination Target of Citizens By September
[Nation] When she drove into Mbagathi Hospital on Thursday morning, Barbara Nel, the Country President Africa cluster, AstraZeneca saw dozens of Kenyans were already in the queue waiting for the vaccine. However, at the gate, there was a notice indicating that there was no vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

EU envoy: Ethiopian leadership vowed to 'wipe out' Tigrayans
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s leaders in closed-door talks with a European Union special envoy earlier this year said “they are going... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Mombasa County Unveils New Cardiology Laboratory
[Nation] Mombasa has opened a state-of-art Cardiology laboratory (Cath Lab) becoming the first county to have the public facility in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Anger As Frustrated Kenyans Queue for Hours At Mbagathi Hospital, Denied Covid-19 Vaccine
[Nation] Frustrated Kenyans lined up at the Mbagathi Hospital, Nairobi this week hoping to get the second dose of the Covid-19 jab after receiving text messages from the Health Ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Intern Health Workers Sue Government Over Unpaid Stipend
[Nation] More than 500 nutritionists and dieticians trained under a government-sponsored internship programme have sued the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Ministry of Health (MoH) over unpaid stipends. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: NHIF Must Pay Meridian Sh130m, High Court Rules
[Nation] Health insurer NHIF has been ordered to pay Meridian Medical Centre Sh130 million that it failed to pay after terminating an outpatient service contract nine years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: No One to Bury Covid-19 Dead? Bomet Emergency Worker Can Help
[Nation] When patients succumbed to Covid-19 and everyone, including their relatives, refused to handle or bury them, villagers in Bomet County often turned to one man. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya, Cuba in Sh24 Billion Malaria War Project
[Nation] Kenya will work with Cuban specialists in a Sh24 billion project aimed at using biological methods to control mosquito breeding and curb the spread of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health, economic outcomes associated with COVID-19 in women at high risk of HIV infection in rural Kenya
(JAMA Network) What The Study Did: In this survey study, COVID-19 was associated with large reductions in economic security among women at high risk of HIV infection in Kenya. However, shifts in sexual behavior may have temporarily decreased their risk of HIV infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Uhuru School in Nyandarua Closed as Pupils Test Positive for Covid-19
[Nation] Eight pupils from Uhuru Primary School in Ol Joro Orok Constituency, Nyandarua have tested positive for Covid-19, county Health Executive John Mungai has confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Return-to-School Policy Not Benefitting Poor Teen Mothers
[Nation] Poverty thwarts teen mothers from benefiting from return-to-school policy, a government official said last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Isiolo Families Benefit From Sh27m Programme to Fight Malnutrition
[Nation] Ngilimo Lokongila's three children could still be at home had he not joined a local savings group last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Adherence to standard management procedure of organophosphate poisoning in selected health facilities in Nandi county, Kenya - Mbugua J, Kabiru E, Kahiga T.
Organophosphate poisoning is a public health problem and an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide with over 300,000- 350,000 deaths mostly in developing countries. Incidences of organophosphate poisoning in Nandi County has been on the rise ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Men's Emic perspectives on factors contributing to child sexual abuse vulnerability on the islands of western Kenya - Ombere SO.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a major global health concern. Although it is prevalent in Kenya, there is scant literature on what factors contribute to CSA vulnerability on Kenya's islands. This paper is based on a cross-sectional study of men's perspectives... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Neighborhood cohesion, perceptions of disorder, and the geography of women's fear of crime in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya - Winter SC, Johnson L, Obara LM.
Fear of crime is more pervasive and harder to address than crime itself and can cause physical and psychological health complications, particularly for women. Fear of crime is not always grounded in direct exposure to crime. Instead, it may be more directl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's Covid Cases Rise By 344 to 175,681
[Nation] Kenya's number of confirmed Covid-19 cases hit 175,681 on Monday after 344 new infections were found from a sample of 3,654 tested within a day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Matungu Hospital Accuses Patients of Stealing Mosquito Nets
[Nation] Health officials at Matungu Sub-County Hospital in Kakamega County have accused patients of stealing mosquito nets from the wards. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Impeding Fight Against Child Labour, ILO Says
[Nation] Kenya's efforts to weed out child labour have been seriously undermined by the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - Kenya Records 161 More Cases, Death Toll of 3,410
[Nation] Kenya on Sunday recorded 161 new Covid-19 cases, out of 2,805 samples tested in the past 24 hours, raising the number of declared infections to 175,337. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 14 More Covid-19 Deaths, 161 Cases in Kenya With 5.7% Positivity
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya recorded 14 new COVID-19 deaths Sunday, raising fatalities in the country to 3,410. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kemri Employees Exposed as Insurer Suspends Medical Cover
[Nation] For four months, over 1,000 employees of the Kenya Medical Research Institute and their 4,000 dependants have not had access to a medical cover despite being frontline workers due to failure by management to clear arrears with the insurer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: The Fight Against Cervical Cancer Is Very Much a Man's Issue
[Nation] I have a friend called Kami. She's been my friend since I was six. That's over a quarter-century of friendship. She prefers to be called by her full name, Mukami, but she makes an exception with me because we've known each other for most of our lives and it's late for me to change her pet name. I know her mother and I can still report Kami to her years later. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyans Stranded in India Over Covid-19 Back Home
[Nation] Kenyans stranded in India due to the Covid-19 crisis arrived back home on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Another Gloomy Budget Day Due to Covid
[Nation] In making his short trip between the Treasury Building and parliament to present Kenya's biggest budget ever at Sh3.6 trillion, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani was carrying the aspirations of the country in his hands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Puzzle of Missing Sh1.2bn in Budget for New Health Workers
[Nation] Despite the allocation of Sh1.2 billion by Treasury for the hiring of more health workers in the coming financial year, a National Assembly analysis of the 2021/22 financial budget estimate reveals that the funds "cannot be traced". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Why Lower-Tier League Matches Could Be Exposing Players to Health Risks
[Nation] Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has admitted to failing to adhere to some of the return to sports protocols recently issued by the government, in a move that places footballers at risk of contracting and spreading Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: How UON-Based Centre Helps Government Manage Covid-19
[Nation] Measures adopted to fight Covid-19 are not based on fabricated data but on an ongoing analysis of cases reported by the Ministry of Health and sent to a modelling centre at the University of Nairobi (UoN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Report - Vihiga Medics' Strikes Hurting Revenue Collection
[Nation] Frequent strikes by medical personnel in Vihiga County are hurting local revenue generation efforts, a report on the financial status and spending by the devolved unit has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kemsa Paid Foreign Firm an Extra Sh10 Million for PPE
[Nation] Members of a parliamentary watchdog were furious yesterday after that learning a UK-based company was paid Sh10 million more for supplies to a government agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - Kenya Records Drop in Positivity Rate
[Nation] Kenya has announced a 9.3 per cent Covid-19 positivity rate, a decrease from 11.8 per cent reported on Wednesday. On Thursday, the country registered 624 new confirmed cases from 6,728 samples tested in the last 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Senate Health Committee Summons Wangamati After Dodging Questions on Covid-19 Fund
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Senate Committee on Health has resolved to summon Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati for failing to appear before it for the second time in a row to respond to audit queries raised by the Auditor-General in the Special Audit on COVID-19 funds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Puzzle of MCAs' Sh7 Billion Travel Bill During Lockdown
[Nation] Counties spent Sh7.63 billion in local and foreign travel in the first nine months of this financial year, which was unexpected during the Covid-19 containment period due to travel restrictions, pointing to wasteful spending. Worse still, some counties spent more during the lockdown period than they did the year before. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Yatani's Cuts to Tourism Budget Rattles Sector Reeling From Covid-19 Effects
[Nation] The tourism sector is headed for a shock after National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani indicated he will cut its funding in the new financial year by up to 30 per cent, rattling an area of the economy already suffering from the effects of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Yatani Walks Tightrope With Sh3.6 Trillion Budget Amid Covid-19
[Nation] Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani will this afternoon walk a tightrope in trying to raise the hopes of a nation seeking relief from the economic shock of the Covid-19 pandemic, amid a gaping revenue shortfall. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Slow Vaccination Rate on Continent Could Have Major Consequences, Experts Warn
[VOA] Nairobi, Kenya -- By any measure, the number of those being vaccinated against COVID-19 in Africa are running behind the rest of the world. Health experts warn that failure to inoculate the 1.3 billion people on the continent will have a huge impact on its health care systems and economies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Relief as U.S. Eases Travel Advisory
[Nation] The United States has downgraded Kenya's travel advisory to Level Two, down from Level Four, allowing Americans citizens to travel into the country but under caution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kisumu County Assembly Suspends Business to Contain Covid-19
[Capital FM] Kisumu -- Kisumu County Assembly was Wednesday closed for two weeks in the wake of a surge in COVID-19 cases in the lakeside city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: NCBA Bank Golf Series Returns at Sigona After Covid-Enforced Break
[Nation] The 2021 NCBA Bank Golf Series resumes this weekend at the Par-72 Sigona Golf Club course where over 200 golfers are expected to tackle the hilly course. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Bomet School's Teaching Model Embraces Needs of Locals
[Nation] Saseta Girls High School in Bomet County has embraced a teaching and training model that reaches out beyond its classrooms and perimeter wall. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nyanza, Western Counties Brace for the Worst of Covid-19 Wave
[Nation] Lake region counties are pooling together medical equipment, human resources and hospital beds to cope with rising Covid-19 infections recorded in recent weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Sex Workers Improvise Trade to Beat Pandemic
[Nation] The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on almost every sector of the economy. Commercial sex workers too, have been pushed to the wall. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cochrane launches Cochrane Kenya to promote evidence-informed decision making in healthcare in the country
Cochrane is pleased to announce that on June 8, Cochrane Kenya launched at the 11th KASH (Kenya Medical Research Institute Annual Scientific and Health) Conference.Cochrane Kenya is a geographical affiliate of the global Cochrane collaboration. It is also part ofCochrane Africa, a regional, independent Cochrane network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health in Africa. Cochrane Kenya will promote evidence-informed decision making in health care in Kenya by supporting and training new authors of Cochrane Reviews, as well as working with clinicians, professional associations, policy m...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news