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Kenya:65 Tonnes of Expired Medicines Destroyed
[Nation] Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board on Thursday destroyed 65,000 kilogrammes of unused and expired drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Celebrating the Miracles and Milestones of Premature Babies
[Nation] Like any mother, Mrs Jacinta Ochieng wanted nothing more than to take her children home, all five of them, even though their birth had surprised her- she thought she had been carrying just one. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Tales of Courage - How I Slayed the Heroin Addiction Monster
[Nation] Naima Said Nasid, dropped out of high school in 2004 while she was in Form Two due to lack of school fees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Exactly Motivates and Retains Health Workers —and How Do We Measure It?
November 16, 2017The quirks, preferences, and priorities that drive our decisions are tough to nail down.Human beings do weird things sometimes.Or maybe the things we do as individuals onlyseem weird to others because they don ’t know our particular quirks, preferences, and priorities. Think about it: Why do you live where you live? How did you choose your job? What makes you go back to work day after day? The answers are different for us all.Maybe we want to live close to our family. Maybe we love the city life, or our hometown is the only place we want to live. Or maybe we choose our jobs based on what pays the bes...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’
Using nuclear sciences to feed the world. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture –and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work? To start with, nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, and ensure food safety and authenticity, as well as increase livestock pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Kenya:New and Simple Baby Incubator Launched
[Nation] An innovative incubator blanket could prove a potential lifesaver to thousands of pre-term babies in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Wheelchair services and use outcomes: a cross-sectional survey in Kenya and the Philippines - Bazant ES, Himelfarb Hurwitz EJ, Onguti BN, Williams EK, Noon JH, Xavier CA, Garcia FDS, Gichangi A, Gabbow M, Musakhi P, Lee Kirby R.
This study examined the relationship of wheelchair service provision in Kenya and the Philippines and wheelchair-use-related outcomes. METHOD: We ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Marburg virus disease – Uganda and Kenya
Disease Outbreak News Uganda Kenya Marburg virus disease (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Entire mainstream media ignores the bombshell medicine story of the decade as Natural News trailblazes the truth: Covert infertility chemicals CONFIRMED in vaccines
(Natural News) Researchers have confirmed the presence of infertility chemicals in vaccines that are being administered to young, black women in the African country of Kenya, Natural News has learned. Confirming what Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, recently covered in a video lecture he posted to YouTube, the new study, entitled “HCG Found in WHO... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:How to Increase Access to Cancer Treatment in Kenya
[The Conversation Africa] Cancer is the third most common cause of death in Kenya, after infectious diseases and heart conditions and accounts for 7% of all deaths in the country. Due to the lack of a national registry, it's estimated that there are between 22,000 and 41,000 new cancer cases each year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Lies, Love and HIV - City Wife Hid Her HIV Status for 10 Years
[Nairobi News] Whichever way she looked at it, Renny Mbori knew the plan she had in mind was the epitome of desperation, but she had to go ahead with it. Ten years of playing hide-and-seek with her husband had taken a toll on her conscience, and today she had to let the secret out. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry Targets Africa
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world. Charlie Brown, Attorney & President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, an organization which is spearheading the campaign, told African and Asian delegates at a meeting in Geneva late September: “When you return to your home countries, please do as the European Union has done: phase out amalgam for children now, for one simple reason: The children of your nation are equally important as the children of Europe.”Presid...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Kenya:Gasping for Breath - Pneumonia's Deadly Toll
[Bhekisisa] A disease that claims the lives of two children under five a minute worldwide has hit drought-stricken Kenya hard, its spread driven by malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Mum's Joy Cut Short After Losing Two of Quintuplets
[Nairobi News] A 30-year-old woman gave birth to five children at a health facility in Homa Bay County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Free Diabetes Screening At Aga Khan Hospital
[Nation] Aga Khan University Hospital will hold a free diabetes awareness and screening drive during this year's World Diabetes Day to sensitise the public about the disease, its treatment and management. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL science paper documents the depopulation chemical covertly spiked into vaccines
(Natural News) Just days after the release of a jaw-dropping video lecture called the Science Agenda to Exterminate Blacks, a bombshell science paper has emerged that confirms the use of covert sterilization chemicals in World Health Organization vaccines deployed in Africa. Entitled, “HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nations without Nationality – An ‘Unseen’ Stark Reality
This report explains the circumstances that have led to them not being recognised as citizens, drawing on discussions with four stateless or formerly stateless minority groups. The findings in this report underscore the critical need for minorities to enjoy the right to nationality.“Imagine being told you don’t belong because of the language you speak, the faith you follow, the customs you practice or the colour of your skin. This is the stark reality for many of the world’s stateless. Discrimination, which can be the root cause of their lack of nationality, pervades their everyday lives – often wit...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Afya Elimu Fund Is Boosting Kenya ’s Health Workforce—and Reigniting a Young Mother’s Dream
November 09, 2017Affordable loans are helping students like Beatrice stay in school.For 19-year-old Beatrice Mudhai, the youngest child in a family of 10, money has always been stretched. So much so that she had to wait three years before joining college. During the gap years, Beatrice conceived her first child, Norelle.“It was one of the most difficult times in my life, a mixed bag of joy and gloom,” Beatrice says. “I was glad to be a mother, but not ready to marry the father of my child, as we were both very young with no means to support the child.”At this time, Beatrice was living inLandi Mawe i...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Country Immunization Information System Assessments — Kenya, 2015 and Ghana, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Weight in Men Cause of Infertility - Study
[Nation] Men with more kilos than necessary are at greater risk of infertility, shows a study that also says they could suffer low sperm count and poor quality seed, the precursor to infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Help for Couples in Nairobi With Infertility
[MumsVillage] Difficulty in conceiving is common, experienced by one in every six couples. This frequency increases with age, especially after the age of 35. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:What It Means to Cope With Cancer Within the Family
[MumsVillage] A loved one being diagnosed with cancer can have profound effects on family members. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:What Prenatal Depression Really Feels Like
[MumsVillage] Pregnancy is often and commonly portrayed as a blissful experience filled with happiness and excitement. However, this is not always the case.For some mums it is a sad, confusing and anxiety provoking experience. Prenatal Depression is more common than you can imagine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:What You Need to Know About Dementia
[MumsVillage] We are not having enough conversations about dementia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:6 Red Flags of Post-Partum Depression
[MumsVillage] A baby is a joyful addition into a woman's life. Joy is what is expected. So when a woman delivers and experiences feelings contrary to joy, she hides. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Mental Health - Are You the 1 in the 4?
[MumsVillage] According to WHO statistics, 1 in 4 persons suffers from a mental disorder. Among Kenyan women, depression and anxiety are the highest ranked mental health issues. Mental Disorders are considered the continent's silent epidemic because most times they are remain undiagnosed and unmanaged (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Running smart: the science of completing a marathon – Science Weekly podcast
Hannah Devlin discusses the limits of human performance with sports scientist Professor John Brewer and amateur marathon runner Vicky SollySubscribe& Review oniTunes,Soundcloud,Audioboom,Mixcloud&Acast, and join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterIn May of this year, Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge attempted torun a marathon in under two hours– something nobody has done before. On the day, Kipchoge ran nearly three minutes faster than the current world record but missed his goalby just 26 seconds. But what can science tell us about the limits of human performance in long-distance running? How can ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Hannah Devlin and produced by Max Sanderson Tags: Science Biology Marathon running Sport Source Type: news

Kenya:Reprieve for Patients as Cotu, NHIF Strike Deal on Visits
[Nation] Cotu and the National Hospital Insurance Fund Board have reached an agreement that will see the insurer continue offering services as before. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Marburg virus disease – Uganda and Kenya
Update on Marburg virus disease outbreak in Uganda and Kenya, 7 November 2017 (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Evaluation of alcohol screening and community-based brief interventions in rural western Kenya: a quasi-experimental study - Takahashi R, Wilunda C, Magutah K, Mwaura-Tenambergen W, Atwoli L, Perngparn U.
AIMS: To assess the effectiveness of community-based alcohol brief interventions (ABI) implemented by community-health workers with and without motivational talks (MT) by former drinkers, in reducing harmful and hazardous alcohol consumption. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Kenya:Motherhood - Child Birth Truths Every Pregnant Woman Should Expect
[Nairobi News] Some time back, I, among other mums, was featured in the Daily Nation's Healthy Nation pullout talking about our experiences in and after the delivery room. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Medics' Union Criticises CS Mailu Over NHIF Directive
[Nation] The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists' Union (KMPDU) has criticised the decision by the Health Cabinet Secretary to suspend the new rules issued by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) regarding outpatient services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Health CS Suspends NHIF Decision to Limit Outpatient Visits
[Nation] Health secretary Cleopa Mailu has suspended with immediate effect the directive by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to limit the outpatient visits to only four per year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Mailu Suspends NHIF Outpatient Visit Limit in Response to Public Outcry
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu has suspended the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) decision to limit outpatient visits in hospitals to only four per year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

High risk sex behaviors impact women's health: McMaster
(McMaster University) The research team compared samples of vaginal microbiota of both women who were involved in sex work and those who were not sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya:British Woman Suspected to Have Been Pushed Off Balcony By Kenyan Musician Detained in Hospital
[Nairobi News] A British woman who fell off a balcony after a row with her fianc é has been detained at the Nairobi Women Hospital after failing to raise more than Sh3million to secure her discharge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Nurses Sign Deal to End Five-Month Work Boycott
[Nairobi News] Nurses will resume work on Friday after signing an agreement with governors and the government, ending a five-month strike that dealt the country's health system one of its biggest blows in a long time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Tales of Courage - What My Battle With Kidney Failure Has Taught Me
[Nation] They say life begins at 40 but for Philip Ogola, who is better known as Digital Humanitarian, he had just celebrated his fortieth birthday in May when he was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa:Trump Policy Harms Health Services - Human Rights Watch
[Independent (Kampala)] Early effects of United States restrictions to global health aid will include cuts to essential health services in Kenya and Uganda, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned. Human Rights Watch has sent its findings in advance of a six-month review by the State Department of these funding restrictions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Nurses End Their 5-Month Strike After Deal With State
[Nation] Nurses will resume work Friday after signing an agreement with governors and the government, ending a five-month strike that dealt the country's health system one of its biggest blows in a long time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Nurses' Strike Called Off After 5 Months
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The nurses' strike which had paralyzed services in county hospitals has been called off. Patients across the country who had felt the biting effect of the strike can now breath easy after the caregivers reached an agreement with the Council of Governors (CoG) and the national government to end the five months of agony following the strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:NHIF Reviews Out-Patient Policy, Service Now 'Universally' Accessible
[Capital FM] Nairobi -National Hospital Insurance Fund beneficiaries will no longer be required to choose an out-patient healthcare facility to access services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya Monitors Family After Ugandan Dies of Marburg Virus
[East African] A family of seven in Trans Nzoia County western Kenya has been put under observation after a Ugandan who visited their homestead died of the highly contagious Marburg virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:NHIF Drops Limit on Hospitals for Outpatient Service
[Nation] The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) says it will no longer require patients to pre-select health facilities for outpatient services, in a move that could ensure all those covered by the agency get timely medical help. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Lenku Hires 100 Nurses to Replace Striking Ones in Kajiado
[Nation] The county government of Kajiado has employed 100 new nurses to bridge the gap left by striking health workers, with the majority earmarked for rural health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Labour Court Stops Four Governors From Axing Striking Nurses
[Nation] The Labour Court has stopped four governors from sacking striking nurses who have not resumed duty after a directive from the Council of Governors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya Faces Deadly Plague Outbreak, WHO Warns
[Nairobi News] Kenya is among nine other countries that have been put on alert after a deadly outbreak of airborne plague left more than 1300 cases being reported in Madagascar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Two Die As Cholera Outbreak Rages in Kenya
[East African] Two people have died and more than ten others hospitalised following a cholera outbreak in Embu County, in central Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Trans Nzoia on Alert Over Suspected Marburg Virus Case
[Nation] Health officials in Trans Nzoia County have issued an alert of a suspected Marburg virus case in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya on High Alert After a Suspected Marburg Case Near Uganda Border
[East African] Kenya is on high alert following a suspected case of the Ebola-like Marburg virus in the western Trans Nzoia County, which borders Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news