Kenya: Pain for Nurses as 4 Counties Ordered to Recover Perks
[Nation] The Controller of Budget has instructed Migori, Machakos, Mombasa and Kwale counties to recover new allowances already paid to nurses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Ministry, Governors Issue More Threats as Nurses Dig In
[Nation] The Health ministry and governors have threated to take disciplinary action against nurses who have defied court and presidential orders to resume duty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reverse Engineering for SDGs
Dr. Kakoli Ghosh, Strategic Program on Sustainable Agriculture Management Team, FAO Ms. Loreta Zdanovaite, Partnerships Officer, Division of Partnerships, FAOBy Kakoli Ghosh and Loreta ZdanovaiteROME, Feb 20 2019 (IPS)When young people from small towns and villages seek higher education they have to usually migrate to big cities leaving their local communities behind. On completion of their degree from the Universities, they generally prefer staying in cities, in search of a good job and a successful career. Though this is a standard practice, it is also a case of lost opportunities, especially for students who pursue high...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kakoli Ghosh and Loreta Zdanovaite Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sa Source Type: news

Kenya: MoH, Governors Agree to Employ Nurses On Contract to Mitigate Nurses' Strike
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Health and Council of Governor's have decided to employ nurses on contract basis, in a bid to mitigate the impact of the ongoing strike in over 10 Counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Controller of Budget Warns Mombasa to Stop Paying Nurses More Perks
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Office of the Controller of Budget now wants the Mombasa County Government to stop paying enhanced nurses' allowances until the approval is granted by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: It's Ping-Pong Between Nurses and State As Poor Die
[Nation] A show of might, puffed-up egos and threats have been blamed for the stand-off between nurses, county governments and the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Activist's Death in Botched Abortion Spotlights 'Killer' Backstreet Clinics
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The death of a Kenyan activist due a botched abortion spotlights how thousands of pregnant women and girls are being driven by social stigma and restrictive policies to lose their lives in backstreet clinics, human rights campaigners said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Meru Counters Clinical Officers' Strike Threat With Big Promises
[Nation] Meru County has pledged to promote clinical officers, equip level four hospitals and address human resource gaps as it gears towards rolling out the Meru Care health scheme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Man Arrested for Denying His Children Education, Medication
[Nation] A man has been arrested in Kwale for denying his children education and medical care on religious grounds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Half of ICU Patients in Public Hospitals Die - Study
[Nation] At some point in life, one will most likely end up in an ambulance. It is this quick intervention or lack of it that determines if we live or not. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Infants Sharing Incubators at Kiambu Hospital
[Nation] Up to three infants share an incubator at the Kiambu Level Five Hospital. The situation at the neonatal intensive care unit is a reflection of the congestion at the health facility. Last week, County Health Executive Mary Kamau confirmed that 60 infants had died at the hospital in two months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Headcount for Nurses in Counties Starts as Salaries Stopped
[Nation] A headcount of health workers in counties where nurses are on strike is on, with some receiving show cause letters. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Relief for Patients After Embu Nurses Call Off Strike
[Nation] Nurses in Embu County's public health facilities have called off their strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 3,700 Striking Nurses Face Disciplinary Action, Warns COG
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Over 3,700 nurses out of 5,631 working in 11 counties affected by the on-going strike are yet to resume duty in defiance at President Uhuru Kenyatta's directive to return to work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: What Mapping Child Deaths for 50 Years Revealed - and Why It Matters
[The Conversation Africa] The number of children who die before reaching their fifth birthday is closely monitored as a marker of social well-being and national development. It best summarises the social, economic, environmental and health care systems that children are born into and thus used as the basis of planning health strategies, programmes and interventions. It's also an important tool for evaluating the success of a country's child health policies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Council Orders Governors Not to Deduct Nurses Union Dues
[Nation] Union boss Panyako issues seven-day ultimatum and threatens to take council chairman Oparanya to court (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Alarm as 60 Babies Die at Kiambu Level Five Hospital
[Nation] On January 28 at around 9am, Ms Naomi Gathoni from Ikinu village in Githunguri was rushed to the Kiambu Level Five Hospital by her mother in-law, Rose Wangari, after she developed labour pains. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vitiligo: Skin condition bought Kenyan friends closer together
Kenyan friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitiligo: Skin condition brought Kenyan friends closer together
Kenyan friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Acquires New Diagnostic Tools to Boost War on HIV
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya has acquired the new diagnostic tools to boost the fight against HIV in East and Southern Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Resume Work or Face Contempt Charges, Sicily Kariuki Tells Nurses
[Nation] Striking nurses face contempt of court charges if they do not resume work by Friday 8am, Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Boinnet Warns Striking Nurses Who Frustrate Return-to-Work Order
[Capital FM] Nairobi -National Police Service Inspector General Joseph Boinnet has assured nurses willing to resume work of their safety, vowing to crack the whip on protesting nurses with intent to obstruct colleagues reporting back to work on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Maasai Mark Milestone in Move to End Female Genital Cutting
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] I'm on my way home through a dismal February-London, and it already feels as if the exuberance, gravity and joy of the gathering I have just been privileged to witness in the Loita Hills of Kenya is far behind me. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nonprofit drug developer in uphill battle against Trump administration contraception rule change
Medicines360 launched its low-priced contraceptive last year in Madagascar. It is awaiting regulatory approval in Kenya, and it has asked the Nigerian government for a green light. One country, however, is causing the leaders of the San Francisco-based nonprofit significant angst: the United States. Proposed rule changes by the Trump administration would limit the availability of and access to Medicines360’s long-acting, reversible intrauterine device, or IUD. While a dec ision could have serious… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Kenya: Nurses Remain Defiant Despite Kenyatta's Order
[Nation] Nurses have vowed to defy orders by President Uhuru Kenyatta instructing them to report back to work by Friday, saying that the strike is constitutional and properly protected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Rollout of Scan Services to Boost Early Cancer Diagnosis
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Cancer patients will be able to get PET/CT scan services in Kenya after the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Nairobi began operations two weeks ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyatta Orders Nurses Back to Work Latest Friday 8am
[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has given striking nurses until Friday morning to report back to duty failure to which respective county governments and the Ministry of Health shall dismiss them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kwale Nurses End Strike After County Honours Deal
[Nation] More than 450 nurses in Kwale Country have returned to work following the county's decision to honour their return-to-work formula. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Male Birth Control Gel Trial Starts
[Nation] Are you a man aged between 18 and 50? Are you sexually active and in a steady monogamous relationship? And finally, have you ever pictured yourself as the one carrying the burden of family planning in the relationship? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yale doctor helps highlight need for worldwide focus on ‘silent killers’
Yale School of Medicine ’s Dr. Christine Ngaruiya is working with officials in Kenya to fight non-communicable diseases like heart disease and cancer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AU Leaders: Domestic Resource Mobilization, Smart Partnerships Form Bedrock of Universal Health Coverage
By Ummuro Adano, Regional Director, East AfricaFebruary 12, 2019To get better health and economic results, African leaders say, let's work together as a continent.The global landscape of development assistance for health is rapidly changing: donor funding has plateaued, and many middle-income countries in Africa have either transitioned or are rapidly transitioning toward self-sufficiency and an end to financial backing from external donor organizations —a process that has also been called “graduation” from donor assistance.Domestic resource mobilization, smart partnership with the private sector, and e...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Leadership and Governance Policy & Advocacy Private-Sector Approaches Health Financing Health Workforce Systems Primary Health Care Ethiopia Source Type: news

Kenya: Ukur Yatani Asks Striking Nurses to Obey Court Order
[Nation] Labour Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ukur Yatani has pleaded with the nurses' union to call off strike in good faith because conciliatory meetings are still ongoing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: City Hospital Denies Role in Botched Breast Enlargement Surgery
[Nairobi News] A city hospital where a woman died as a result of a botched breast enlargement operation has defended itself against accusations that it had a role in her death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Hospital Denies Role in Botched Breast Surgery
[Monitor] A Kenya hospital where a woman died as a result of a botched breast enlargement operation has defended itself against accusations that it had a role in her death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Clinical Officers Threaten to Go on Strike Over CBA
[Nation] The Kenya Union of Clinical Officers (KUCO) has threatened to mobilise its members to go on strike, as they accused the government of frustrating negotiations on their collective bargaining agreement (CBA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Referral Hospital Nurses Join Nationwide Strike Despite 'Fruitful' Talks
[Nation] Nurses working at four referral hospitals in Nairobi have insisted that they will not return to work until their demands are met. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Woman's Quest for Enlarged Breasts Causes Family Pain
[Nation] On June 5 last year, June Wanza Mulupi walked into Surgeoderm Healthcare Limited, a private clinic in Nairobi, to have her breasts enlarged and firmed up. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Services in 10 Counties Crippled By Nurses Strike, 19 More Get Notices
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Health services in at least 10 counties have been paralyzed following the ongoing nurses' strike which started last week over delayed allowances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Fresh Insights Into the Lives of Kenya's Urban Teen Mothers
[The Conversation Africa] Teen pregnancies are a pervasive phenomenon in Kenya. Based on the most recent national figures, one in five girls in Kenya between 15 and 19 years has begun childbearing, and half of these pregnancies are unwanted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nurses Dare Governors and Ministry Over Strike
[Nation] Nurses have dared the Health ministry and Council of Governors to file for contempt after they refused to return to work as ordered by court. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Stringent Laws Limit Access to Safe Abortions
[VOA] Kenyan health officials say unsafe abortions are common in the east African nation with nearly half a million in one recent year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Mombasa Nurses Issue Strike Notice After Allowances Are Withdrawn
[Nation] Nurses in Mombasa County have issued a seven-day strike notice after their uniform and the nursing service allowances were withdrawn from their January salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sub national variation and inequalities in under-five mortality in Kenya since 1965 - Macharia PM, Giorgi E, Thuranira PN, Joseph NK, Sartorius B, Snow RW, Okiro EA.
BACKGROUND: Despite significant declines in under five mortality (U5M) over the last 3 decades, Kenya did not achieve Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG 4) by 2015. To better understand trends and inequalities in child mortality, analysis of U5M variation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms trajectory, and disability level among hospitalized injury survivors in Kenya - Hung YW, Tol W, Musci R, Aketch S, Bachani AM.
Potentially traumatic events (PTEs) have been consistently associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, the extent of association and attribution to subsequent disability has varied, with limited studies conducted in urban low-income cont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kenya: NHIF Cancer Bill Up 11% to Sh1.3 Billion in 2018
[Capital FM] Kenya -The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) spent Sh1.36 billion in the financial year 2017/ 2018 as payment towards treatment for cancer, an increase of 11 per cent from Sh1.23 billion spent within the same period in the previous year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nurses Resume Work in Nairobi After Sonko Deal, Court Order
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nurses in Nairobi County have heeded the call by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to suspend their strike and a court order that came soon after. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Governors, SRC On the Spot 'For Blocking' Nurses Payments
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Senators and the Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) have accused the Council of Governors (CoG) and the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) of blocking implementation of a return-to-work agreement that increases allowances for nurses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Roche Joins Beyond Zero Program to Train More Nurses From ASAL Regions
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Swiss multinational healthcare company, Roche, has partnered with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta's Beyond Zero initiative in an ongoing programme to train more nurses from Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: War On FGM Is Being Won As Community Shifts Mind
[Nation] With more than 5,000 new female genital mutilation cases recorded in England alone, FGM is no longer a Kenyan or African issue; it is global. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Relief for City Residents as Striking Nurses Agree to Return to Work
[Nairobi News] Nairobi County nurses have suspended their strike for two days after striking a deal with the county government on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news