Kenya: U.S. NGOs Offer Free Health Care to Low-Income Families
[Nation] The ever skyrocketing cost of living in Kenya has pushed more low income earners in urban areas to the wall, forcing them to abandon paying for National Health Insurance Fund monthly premiums. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kenya Raises Hope for Nigerians Seeking Cure for Elephantiasis
[Guardian] There is a renewed hope for over 400 million Africans and 128.3 million Nigerians seeking treatment for Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), commonly known as elephantiasis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Alarm as TB Testing Gadgets Run Out of Stock in Public Hospitals
[Nation] The country has run out of cartridges used for printing out results for tuberculosis (TB) patients in public hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Ministry to Probe Teenage Pregnancies
[Nation] Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani has formed a team of senior Ministry officials to investigate teenage pregnancies in Kilifi County where 13,624 cases were reported this year among learners aged 15 to 19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Universal Health Coverage Set for Launch in December
[Capital FM] Kisumu -Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health Sicily Kariuki has mandated National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) staff to speedily register locals in Kisumu County ahead of the official launch of Universal Health Coverage in December. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Miraa, Hot Tea, Mursik Blamed For Cancer Cases
[Nation] Taking hot tea while chewing miraa and frequent drinking of mursik (fermented milk) are the leading causes of cancer of the oesophagus or food pipe in Northern Kenya and Rift Valley respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Charity Offers to Pay U.S.$970,000 Bill for Cancer Patients
[Nation] At least 50 cancer patients will get financial support from Faraja Medical Fund after if received more Sh100 million in donations to help pay for bills not covered by insurance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Report: GE could sell bigger stake in healthcare division
GE could put a bigger stake of its GE Healthcare division on the market than...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.K., Perspectum, GE invest in liver software GE Healthcare posts flat Q3 revenue but profits edge up Fate of the 4: 2018 progress report for GE, Siemens, Canon, and Philips GE brings Invenia 2.0 ultrasound to U.S. GE partners on radiographer training in Kenya (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kenya: Teen Pregnancies 'Disaster' Needs Quick Solutions, Says Kingi
[Nation] Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi has formed a team to investigate teenage pregnancies, in a county where 13,624 cases were reported this year among school children aged 15 to 19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Advanced CT Scanners to Ease Medical Costs
[Nation] Kenyans can breathe a sigh of relief after the Ministry of Health confirmed that ultra-modern CT scanners, and qualified personnel to handle them, are now available in public health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Free Medical Scheme Pilot Project Gathers Steam in Four Counties
[Nation] A door-to-door campaign to register Machakos County residents for cover that will enable them get free medical services has begun. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Vera Sidika - HIV Rumours Broke Me Down
[Nairobi News] Socialite Vera Sidika is a tough girl. The consistent cyber bullying over the years has never deterred her seeking greatness. The more the social media trolls, the tougher her skin gets. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: MPs Want Doctors' Fees Reviewed to Cushion the Poor From High Costs
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenyans might have to wait longer to know if the cost of treatment in public hospitals will be reduced as the National Assembly Committee initiated dialogue with medical practitioners on recently published fees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 41 Candidates Have Given Birth in Kitui Since KCSE Exams Began
[Capital FM] Kitui -Forty one students have given birth in Kitui County since the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations began on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Alarm Over High Teen Pregnancies in Isiolo
[Nation] At least seven Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates in Isiolo County are heavily pregnant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: MP Offers Sh2,000 for Every Woman Who Gives Birth
[Nation] Mbeere North legislator Muriuki Njagagua has come up with a plan to stop his constituency from being scrapped: he will give every woman who gives birth Sh2,000 to increase the population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Drug Scarcity Adds to Cancer Patients' Pain
[Nation] Cancer patients who depend on Mercaptopurine will have to either do without it, or resort to other drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Magoha Blames High Teen Pregnancies on Tumbling Family Values
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Chairman George Magoha has attributed the high rate of teenage pregnancies to lack of family values. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cash for Babies to Boost Population - MPs Plan to Save Turf
[Nation] Mbeere North MP Muriuki Njagagua has come up with a plan to stop his constituency from being scrapped: he will give every woman who gives birth Sh2,000 to increase the population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Cash for Babies to Boost Population - MPs Plan to Save Turf
[Nation] Mbeere North MP Muriuki Njagagua has come up with a plan to stop his constituency from being scrapped: he will give every woman who gives birth Sh2,000 to increase the population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: New Law Bad for Kenya, Cartels At Work - Pharmacy Students
[Nation] Undergraduates at the Kenya Pharmaceutical Students Association (Kephsa) have called for the withdrawal of sections of Health Amendment Bill, 2018, saying it will dilute professionalism in the sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Finger-Pointing as Kilifi Reports 14,000 Teen Pregnancies
[Nation] Some 13,624 pregnancies were reported in Kilifi County this year, among school children aged 15 to 19, a report by the children's affairs department states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Finger-Pointing as Kilifi Reports 14,000 Teen Pregnancies
[Nation] Some 13,624 pregnancies were reported in Kilifi County this year, among school children aged 15 to 19, a report by the children's affairs department states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Shocking Report of 14,000 Pregnant School Children in One County
[Nairobi News] County releases a shocking report indicating that 13, 624 pregnancies were reported among school children (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Shocking Report of 14,000 Pregnant School Children in One County
[Nairobi News] County releases a shocking report indicating that 13, 624 pregnancies were reported among school children (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cancer Medicines Outside Govt's Essential Drugs List
[Nation] The State agency responsible for buying medicines for public hospitals does not stock cancer drugs amid rising deaths and an acute shortage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Cancer Medicines Outside Govt's Essential Drugs List
[Nation] The State agency responsible for buying medicines for public hospitals does not stock cancer drugs amid rising deaths and an acute shortage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Drama as Pastor Refuses to Officiate Wedding Over Medical Tests
[Nairobi News] A wedding in Nakuru aborted at the last minute after the officiating pastor insisted that the couple undergoes medical tests, including HIV blood test. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Drama as Pastor Refuses to Officiate Wedding Over Medical Tests
[Nairobi News] A wedding in Nakuru aborted at the last minute after the officiating pastor insisted that the couple undergoes medical tests, including HIV blood test. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Does the Gammora Drug Offer Hope For People Living With HIV?
[Nation] Results of the first human clinical trial of the HIV drug, Gammora, have shown that it can eliminate up to 99 per cent of the virus within four weeks of treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Does the Gammora Drug Offer Hope For People Living With HIV?
[Nation] Results of the first human clinical trial of the HIV drug, Gammora, have shown that it can eliminate up to 99 per cent of the virus within four weeks of treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Pharmacists Say New Law Will Allow Quacks to Import Medicines
[Nation] The enactment of the health laws bill has elicited sharp reactions from professionals in the industry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Meat-Loving Kenya Sees Veganism Trend
[Deutsche Welle] A growing number of Kenyans are giving up the meat they traditionally love in favor of plant-based diets. DW's Andrew Wasike looked into a few cooking pots across Nairobi, where veganism is trending. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Agony for Children as KNH Cancer Drugs Run Out
[Nairobi News] Cancer drugs for children receiving treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital have run out, putting the lives of the young ones at risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Education Boss Holds Crisis Meeting Over Teenage Pregnancies
[Nation] Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed on Friday held a crisis meeting with ministry officials on the issue of teenage pregnancies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Education Boss Holds Crisis Meeting Over Teenage Pregnancies
[Nation] Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed on Friday held a crisis meeting with ministry officials on the issue of teenage pregnancies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

East Africa:Regional Countries Move to Monitor Drugs Released Into Market
[East African] Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya have launched a programme to monitor drugs released into the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cancer Warrior - a Bundle of Joy in the Middle of Gloom
[Nation] Lucky Ndanu was only 23 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The 33-year-old cancer warrior, mother, data analyst and project manager talks to Nation.co.ke about her journey. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Parents Put On Notice As KCPE Candidates Give Birth
[Nation] Parents of candidates who have given birth during exams now risk arrest as the government vowed to crack down on kangaroo courts covering up teenage pregnancies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Parents Put On Notice As KCPE Candidates Give Birth
[Nation] Parents of candidates who have given birth during exams now risk arrest as the government vowed to crack down on kangaroo courts covering up teenage pregnancies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

IntraHealth Welcomes Dai Hozumi to Executive Team
November 01, 2018Dai Hozumi has joinedIntraHealth International ’s executive team as chief technical officer and leader of IntraHealth ’s Center for Technical Excellence.In this new role, Hozumi will provide visionary leadership to shape, guide, and implement IntraHealth's technical agenda. He will also focus on driving new business and ensuring the quality of our technical products and services as IntraHealth forges new paths within a rapidly evolving global health and development landscape.Hozumi has over 20 years of experience in strategy development and execution, including extensive experience managing com...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Kenya:Panyako Accused of Playing Politics With KNH Nurses
[Nation] Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Secretary-General Seth Panyako has been accused of politicising the matter of the welfare of Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) worker. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is the United Nations in Kenya Fit For Purpose?
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Siddharth Chatterjee the UN Resident Coordinator discuss youth unemployment in Kenya. Credit: State House KenyaBy Yusuf HassanNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 2018 (IPS)The United Nations globally is witnessing some of the most ambitious reforms led by the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres. Most relevant to us in Kenya is the entire reform of the development system and how the UN will adapt to a fast-changing development environment. The countdown to the ambitious SDGs is already on, and the Agenda 2030 timeline implies we should already have gone one-fifth of the way towards all the targets. Ken...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yusuf Hassan Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Kenya:Records - Post-Delivery Deaths Show Marked Decline
[Nation] Maternal mortality rates have declined in the country, with more than 62 per cent of expectant mothers receiving skilled medical care, records from the Health ministry indicate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Records - Post-Delivery Deaths Show Marked Decline
[Nation] Maternal mortality rates have declined in the country, with more than 62 per cent of expectant mothers receiving skilled medical care, records from the Health ministry indicate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 31, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

GE Healthcare posts flat Q3 revenue but profits edge up
GE Healthcare produced flat revenue growth but a slight increase in profitability...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fate of the 4: 2018 progress report for GE, Siemens, Canon, and Philips GE brings Invenia 2.0 ultrasound to U.S. GE partners on radiographer training in Kenya GE makes equity investment in SonoSim GE Healthcare sales and profit rise in Q2 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

'I never knew men could get breast cancer'
Moses Musonga, a 67-year-old Kenyan, got a shock when he was diagnosed with the disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Brands Are Fuelling the Business of Nutrition
Dr Myriam Sidibe is a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and is on sabbatical leave from Unilever.   Jane Nelson directs the Center’s Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School.By Dr Myriam Sidibe and Jane NelsonCAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Oct 29 2018 (IPS)Food is an increasingly hot topic, no matter if you are rich or poor. Malnutrition – including undernutrition, overweight and obesity – affects 1 in 3 people around the world. When it comes to the link between health and nutrition, consumers in both developed and emerg...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Myriam Sidibe and Jane Nelson Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Kenya:Strange Disease Kills 1,000 Goats and Sheep in Taita Taveta
[Nation] Farmers in Kasigau, Taita Taveta County, are counting losses after a strange disease killed more than 1,000 goats and sheep. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Five in Hospital After Eating Meat From Sheep Carcass
[Nation] Five people from Lorrok village have been admitted to Samburu County Referral Hospital in Maralal town after eating meat from a dead sheep. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news