Development and convergent validity of new self-administered questionnaires of active transportation in three African countries: Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria - Onywera VO, Larouche R, Oyeyemi AL, Prista A, Akinroye KK, Heyker S, Owino GE, Tremblay MS.
BACKGROUND: There is currently a rapid physical activity transition taking place in developing countries that includes a decrease in active transportation. Building on findings from an earlier systematic review, this paper describes the development and con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Vulnerabilities at first sex and their association with lifetime gender-based violence and HIV prevalence among adolescent girls and young women engaged in sex work, transactional sex, and casual sex in Kenya - Becker ML, Bhattacharjee P, Blanchard JF, Cheuk E, Isac S, Musyoki HK, Gichangi P, Aral S, Pickles M, Sandstrom P, Ma H, Mishra S.
BACKGROUND: Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) experience high rates of HIV early in their sexual life-course. We estimated the prevalence of HIV-associated vulnerabilities at first sex, and their association with lifetime gender-based violence (GBV) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A pilot study exploring nursing knowledge of depression and suicidal ideation in Kenya - Muga T, Mbuthia G, Gatimu SM, Rossiter R.
Nurses play key roles in recognizing, diagnosing, managing, and referring persons with mental disorders. This cross-sectional study assessed mental health literacy (depression and suicidal ideation) among nurses in a private urban referral hospital in Keny... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Experiences at first sexual encounter impact risk of HIV and violence for women in Kenya
(St. Michael's Hospital) Adolescent girls and young women in Mombasa, Kenya are more likely to experience higher risks of HIV and gender-based violence when they are involved with sex work venues or have sexual experiences at a young age, suggests a study co-led by St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Manitoba in Canada. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya:About 300,000 Young People Are Living With HIV/Aids
[Capital FM] Mombasa -The National Aids Control Council on Wednesday raised concerns over the increasing number of young people and children in Kenya who are HIV positive. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Global Fund Helps Kenya Cut Malaria Mortality in Lake Region By 50 Percent
[The Exchange] Kenya -The costs of accessing malaria diagnosis and treatment services have largely reduced in the malaria endemic Lake region in Kenya since Community Health Workers (CHWs) started offering services in the communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Global Fund Helps Kenya Cut Malaria Mortality in Lake Region By 50 Percent
[The Exchange] Kenya -The costs of accessing malaria diagnosis and treatment services have largely reduced in the malaria endemic Lake region in Kenya since Community Health Workers (CHWs) started offering services in the communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Building collaborative capability between law enforcement and civil society leaders to prevent urban violence - Worrall R, Kjaerulf F.
OBJECTIVES: This research paper analyses how applying a Place-Based Leadership Development (P-BLD) programme adds value to an ongoing intersectoral Urban Violence Prevention Programme (IUVP) in Kenya building trust within collaboratives in the intersection... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Epidemiology and surveillance of human animal-bite injuries and rabies post-exposure prophylaxis, in selected counties in Kenya, 2011-2016 - Ngugi JN, Maza AK, Omolo OJ, Obonyo M.
BACKGROUND: Human animal-bite injuries are a serious public health problem due to associated risk for rabies virus exposure. Animal-bite injuries especially dog bites are useful indicators for assessing the risk of rabies virus transmission and need for ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kenya:I Spent More, Lillian Muli Retorts At People 'Mad' At Her Sh250k Maternity Bill
[Nairobi News] Citizen TV anchor Lillian Muli has lashed out at people who were outraged to hear that she spent Sh250,000 for the birth of second child. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination
This article is part of a series of stories on Disability inclusion.The post Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo and Emily Thampoe Tags: Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Disability rights Source Type: news

Kenya:Govt Banks on Human Milk to Reduce Newborn Mortality
[VOA] Joshua Okumu's wife, Mary Mwanja, died during childbirth 18 years ago at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi. But their daughter survived. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Kisumu Rolls Out Massive Registration for Access to NHIF
[Capital FM] Kisumu -Kisumu County is set to roll out a massive registration drive for the Universal Health Care coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Nakuru Health Officials Allay Fears of Hepatitis a Outbreak
[Nation] Nakuru County health officials have allayed fears of a possible outbreak of hepatitis A in a number of schools prior to the start of the August holidays. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Concern Over Cancer Risk on Imported Food
[Nation] Is the fish Kenyans are consuming from China safe? This is the question in the minds of many following concerns that tonnes of fish and other frozen foodstuffs being imported into the country are being contaminated with cancer-causing radiation at the port of Mombasa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

One Thing Leads to Another: Causal Chains Link Health, Development, and Conservation
The linkages between environmental health and human well-being are complex and dynamic, and researchers have developed numerous models for describing them. The models include attempts to bridge traditional academic boundaries, uniting fields of study under rubrics such as social-ecological frameworks, coupled human and natural systems, ecosystem services, and resilience theory. However, these efforts have been constrained by varying practices and a failure among practitioners to agree on consistent practices. Writing in BioScience, Jiangxiao Qiu of the University of Florida and his colleagues describe this state of affair...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Kenya:All Kenyans Must Get Over Their 'Ugali' for Flour Blending to Work
[Nation] During my student days at Makerere University, lunch hour was sacred. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Police Tear-Gas Striking Health Workers in Nairobi
[Nation] Police have tear-gassed Kenyatta National Hospital staff who staged a go-slow on Monday morning over non-payment of their health service allowances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Shock As 9-Year-Old Gives Birth in City Hospital
[Nairobi News] In a case that has left Kenyans in shock, a nine-year-old girl gave birth at a Nairobi Hospital on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Incidence of depressive symptoms among sexually abused children in Kenya - Mutavi T, Obondo A, Kokonya D, Khasakhala L, Mbwayo A, Njiri F, Mathai M.
BACKGROUND: Children who experience sexual abuse undergo various negative psychosocial outcomes such as depressive symptoms. Unfortunately, not many studies have been conducted on the incidence of depressive symptoms among sexually abused children in Kenya... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

AIDS relief funding in Kenya associated with decreased infant mortality
From 2004 through 2014, aid from the U.S. government-funded President ’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief led to a steep drop in infant mortality in Kenya. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Kenya:New Kit to Test HIV Load in Blood Within One Hour
[Nairobi News] A new easy-to-use testing device that can accurately test the HIV load in blood within one hour has been developed. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:How NHIF Paid Sh1.4 Billion for No Work Done
[Nairobi News] The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) may have lost Sh93 million after it emerged that a 23-acre parcel of land it claimed to have bought in 2002 actually belongs to a group from the Maasai community. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kemsa to Resume Drugs Supply to Nairobi Hospitals
[Nation] Nairobi residents can now heave a sigh of relief after Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki directed Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) to resume supplying medicine to all the hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Sonko Flies Into a Rage After Busting 'Jik Cartel' at Pumwani Maternity
[Nairobi News] Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has busted a cartel which discreetly charges expectant mothers for delivering at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Janet Mbugua - I Want Normal Birth for My Second Child
[Nairobi News] Former TV news anchor Janet Mbugua says she has been preparing for a normal birth for her second child. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Mobile Phones Bring Health Insurance
[IPS] Washington DC -Households in developing countries spent $148 billion out-of-pocket for healthcare expenses in 2015, and each year 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty because of the high cost of healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Nurses in Tharaka-Nithi Issue Strike Notice
[Nation] Nurses in Tharaka-Nithi County have threatened to go on strike if they are not paid leave and uniform allowances within 21 days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya's Healthcare Gets Major Boost With Unicef's U.S.$150 Million Pledge
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The United Nations Children's Fund has pledged $150 million to support Kenya's Universal Health Care programme through immunization and nutrition programs in the next four years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Governor Sonko Suspends Top Health Officials Over Laxity
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has suspended Health Executive Member Hitam Majevda and County Health Director Thomas Ogaro over laxity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Sonko Cracks the Whip on Two More City Hall Officers
[Nairobi News] Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has suspended two senior officers at City Hall over laxity at work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Othaya Hospital Named After Former President Mwai Kibaki
[Nation] The Sh1 billion Othaya hospital has been renamed the Mwai Kibaki Teaching and Referral Hospital in honour of the former President. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:National Govt to Run Renamed Mwai Kibaki Teaching and Referral Hospital - PS
[Capital FM] Nyeri -Ministry of Health Principal Secretary Peter Tum has said that the renamed Mwai Kibaki Teaching and Referral Hospital in Othaya, Nyeri County will be run by the National Government despite health being a devolved function. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Effects of drug abuse and drug trafficking among the youth in East African Community (EAC) - Uzabakiriho A.
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization made up of countries such as; The Republic of Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania with its headquarter in Arusha-Tanzania. Drug abuse is the habitual taking of addictiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Under the shadow of genocide: Rwandans, ethnicity and refugee status - Jaji R.
This article discusses ethnicity and refugee status among Rwandan refugees self-settled in Nairobi, Kenya. It addresses conflation of Hutu fugitives who participated in the 1994 Rwandan genocide and refugees, and critiques perception of Hutu and Tutsi as m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kenya:Cry of Patients in Kiambu as They Share Beds, Rely on Relatives for Food
[Nation] Two expectant women per bed. Two infants and their mothers, one bed. Two adult patients a bed. A plate of a small piece of ugali, a handful beans and overcooked cabbage filled with tasteless thin soup for dinner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Can Africa Afford Youth Giving Up on Farming Because of Hurdles They Face?
[The Aspen Institute] In my recent conversations with my brother - a young farmer in rural Kenya - he told me that he had decided he was not going to plant any more crops unless they were on drip irrigation. This was based on his firsthand experience of losing crops to the increasingly unpredictable weather patterns brought about by the changing climate.   As much as he wants to fill our family's farm of almost 10 acres with maize, beans, cow peas, cassava and  Africa's green leafy vegetables including amaranth greens, (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:KNH Needs Sh6 Billion for Machines, Development
[Nation] Kenyatta National Hospital (KHH) requires Sh6 billion to replace some equipment and for infrastructure development, according to a five-year strategic plan launched on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cycle of violence among young Kenyan women: the link between childhood violence and adult physical intimate partner violence in a population-based survey - Chiang L, Howard A, Gleckel J, Ogoti C, Karlsson J, Hynes M, Mwangi M.
The aim of the current analysis is to elucidate the link between childhood experiences of violence and physical intimate partner violence in young adulthood in a national survey of young Kenyan women. In 2010, we conducted the Violence against Children Sur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bringing Health Microinsurance to Kenyans via Mobile Phone
Credit: Sarah Farhat / World BankBy Lauren Braniff and Michel HanouchWASHINGTON DC, Jul 26 2018 (IPS)Households in developing countries spent $148 billion out-of-pocket for healthcare expenses in 2015, and each year 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty because of the high cost of healthcare. Particularly for major inpatient expenses, health insurance is the most effective way for people to reduce their out-of-pocket costs and avoid having a major medical emergency plunge them deeper into poverty.However, insurance providers often have difficulty convincing low-income customers to pay insurance premiums now fo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lauren Braniff and Michel Hanouch Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Can a national government implement a violence prevention and response strategy for key populations in a criminalized setting? A case study from Kenya - Bhattacharjee P, Morales GJ, Kilonzo TM, Dayton RL, Musundi RT, Mbole JM, Malaba SJ, Ogwang BE, Isac SK, Moses S, Musyoki HK.
INTRODUCTION: Key population (KP) members frequently experience violence that violates their human rights, increases their risk of HIV, and acts as a barrier to access and uptake of HIV services. To be effective, HIV programmes for members of KPs need to p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Kenya:Fighting Stigma Is Key to Aids Battle - Kenyan Aids Activist
[RFI] World leaders are meeting this week in Amsterdam to bolster the battle against an epidemic experts warn may yet spiral out of control. A major cause is the ongoing stigma attached to HIV that prevents those affected from accessing treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenyan Lawyer Honoured at Aids Conference for Pro-Bono Work
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenyan lawyer, Allan Achesa Maleche is the winner of the Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Polio Vaccine is Safe - Doctors
[Nation] The polio vaccine given to children under the age of five is safe, Kenya Paediatric Association has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Cuban Doctor Scolded After Twerking in Club on Off Day
[Nairobi News] A female Cuban doctor has been scolded after she was caught on tape twerking at a club during off hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Holds Talks With Princess Mabel, Prince Harry
[Capital FM] Amsterdam -First Lady Margaret Kenyatta held extensive talks with Princess Mabel Van Oranje of the Netherlands Wednesday, where they discussed collaboration between the Princess's 'Girls Not Brides' global partnership and Beyond Zero initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news