"She is not a genuine client": exploring health practitioner's mistrust of rape survivors in Nairobi, Kenya - Munala L, Welle E, Hohenshell E, Okunna N.
This study explores the care of rape survivors from the p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Kenya:Ministry Races to Curb Rift Valley Fever as Death Toll Hits 26
[Nation] Seven more people have died of Rift Valley fever, bringing the toll to 26 in the past one month, a report from the Ministry of Health's Disease Surveillance and Response Unit says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Sh4.7 Billion Health Data Technology in Limbo
[Nation] A local IT firm is on the spot over delayed implementation of the country's Healthcare Information Technology system, 10 months after it was awarded the contract at a cost of Sh4.7billion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Woman Died at Clinic for Lack of Assistance
[Nation] Subira Hamisi was excited as she looked forward to welcoming her second child into the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Volunteers Improving Health in Kibera
[Nation] Ms Ann Owiso is a middle-aged mother of two from Mashimoni Village in Nairobi's Kibera slums. When you enter her house, you can't help but notice how neat the single room on the first floor of a corrugated iron sheet building is. She has gone to great lengths to decorate it; there is a woollen carpet while the sofa set has flowery seat covers that match the curtains. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Insilico to present the advances in AI for healthcare at the Africa Healthcare Extension Summit
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico presents the advances in AI for Healthcare at the Africa Healthcare Extension Summit organized by Verve Management in Nairobi, Kenya. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Perspective Healthcare Partners With Korean Company in Fight Against Malaria
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Shin Poong Pharm, in partnership with Perspective Healthcare, has today launched a new ACT in the fight against Malaria that demonstrated high cure rates and provides a long-term protection with less reinfection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Investigate Poisonous Sugar, Human Rights Commission Demands
[CISA] Nairobi -The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) has demanded a statement from the government and speedy investigation into the contraband sugar allegedly contaminated with Mercury and copper. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:One Person Succumbs to Rift Valley Fever in Siaya
[Capital FM] Kisumu -One person has succumbed to Rift Valley Fever in Siaya County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tourism preventing Kenya's cheetahs from raising young, study finds
Research in Maasai Mara linked areas with high density of vehicles to lower numbers of cubs raised to independenceHigh levels of tourism can lead to a dramatic reduction in the number of cheetahs able to raise their young to independence, new research has found.A study in Kenya ’s Maasai Mara savannah found that in areas with a high density of tourist vehicles, the average number of cubs a mother cheetah raised to independence was just 0.2 cubs per litter – less than a tenth of the 2.3 cubs per litter expected in areas with low tourism.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Niki Rust Tags: Wildlife Conservation Animal behaviour Biology Environment Science Kenya Africa World news Source Type: news

Kenya:One Dies As Siaya County Issues Rift Valley Fever Alert
[Nation] The Siaya County government has issued an alert after one person died as a result of suspected case of Rift Valley fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Sh126 Million Debt Hampering Health Service Delivery in Tana River
[Nation] The Tana River County health department has been grappling with a Sh126 million debt hampering service delivery, Governor Dhadho Godhana has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:One Dies As Siaya County Issues Rift Valley Fever Alert
[Nation] The outbreak of Rift Valley Fever has hit Tana River County leading to a quarantine in Dhidhe Ade. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cancer Patients Cling on Hope as Drug Runs Out
[Nation] A group of patients on an expensive breast cancer drug have been forced to delay their treatment after Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) ran out of the drug four weeks ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Double jeopardy: The high costs of living in Nairobi's slums
(University at Buffalo) Tenants in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, receive drastically inferior household services and pay more rent compared to those in its formal settlements, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya:As Help From Cuba Arrives, Is There Only One Kenyan Doctor for Every 16,000 People?
[Africa Check] Claim (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cuban Doctors Head to Work After Court Clears Pathway
[Nation] The Employment and Labour Relations Court has dismissed two cases challenging hiring of Cuban doctors by the national government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Mandera Sends Blood Samples to Kemri for Rift Valley Fever Test
[Nation] Mandera County government has sent five human blood samples to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) for testing of a range of diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Muraguri on the Spot Over Sh1 Billion Portable Clinics
[Nation] Former Director of Medical Services Nicholas Muraguri triggered the procurement of 100 portable container clinics that cost the taxpayer Sh1 billion, Parliament heard Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Ministry of Health on the Spot Over Acquisition of CT Scanners
[Nation] The controversial acquisition of the Sh8 billion CT scan machines has come back to haunt the government after a parliamentary committee summoned Health Principal Secretary Peter Tum to explain why the cost of the machines was inflated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Man Joins Hands With Sex Workers in Anti-HIV Battle
[Nation] On a quiet Wednesday night which marks the precipice between a serious work week and a weekend of bar crawling, a man drives around the city, handing out condoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Hivos EA to Launch Sustainable Diets Project in Nakuru County
[Nation] Good nutrition is vital for all people especially vulnerable groups including children, the aged and the sick. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rift Valley fever – Kenya
On 8 June 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) for Kenya confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley fever. The first patient was admitted to a hospital in Wajir County in north-eastern Kenya on 2 June with fever, body weakness, and bleeding from the gums and mouth. The patient reported having consumed meat from a sick animal; the patient died the same day. On 4 June, two relatives of the index patient were admitted. Blood samples were collected and sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute, one of which was confirmed positive for Rift Valley fever on 6 June. As of 16 June, a total of 26 human cases have been reported from Wajir...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Kenya:Be Careful, Your Favourite Booze May Not Be Safe to Drink!
[Nairobi News] A crackdown by Nairobi City County Alcoholic Control and Licensing Board has unearthed a tax evasion racket by dealers faking the standardization mark of quality by Kenya Bureau of Standards. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Wellness Best Weapon Against Lifestyle Diseases
[Nation] We all aspire to live a healthy, happy and successful life. We feel good when we are healthy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:City Clinic Under Scrutiny After Botched Breast Enlargement Surgery
[Nairobi News] The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board has named the clinic where a woman had a breast enlargement operation that later resulted in her death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:First Lady Secures Support for Beyond Zero in U.S.
[Capital FM] Cambridge, Usa -First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Wednesday secured more support in the US for the Beyond Zero campaign, that targets eliminating maternal and neo-natal mortality as well as HIV infections among women and newborns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Nairobi Clinic Under Scrutiny After Botched Breast Enlargement Surgery
[Nation] The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board has named the clinic where a woman had a breast enlargement operation that later resulted in her death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Health Ministry Issues Alert for Four Diseases in Several Counties
[Nation] The Ministry of Health has issued an alert on disease outbreaks in several counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New research in Kenya finds sweet spot for harvesting reef fish
(Wildlife Conservation Society) An age-old challenge of determining the right amount of fish to harvest from the sea has finally been overcome with the creation of a new biomass-yield model that captures all the necessary factors for accuracy, according to a new WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya Trials for Vaccines Enter Final Stages
[East African] Researchers at the Kericho-based Kenya Medical Research Institute/Walter Reed Project Clinical Research Centre are finalising human trials of Ebola vaccines in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya Can End the Moral Indignity of Child Labour
Although child abuse and exploitation is prohibited by the Kenyan constitution, some children are still engaged in manual labour. XINHUA PHOTO: SAM NDIRANGUBy Jacqueline Mogeni and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 12 2018 (IPS)On 12 June every year is the World Day Against Child Labour. In the world’s poorest countries, around one in four children are engaged in work that is potentially harmful to their health. Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest proportion of child labourers (29 per cent of children aged 5 to 17 years) and is considered detrimental to their health and development.Many children not yet in their...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jacqueline Mogeni and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Democracy Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Kenya:HIV Pill 'Could Be Fuelling Risky Sex', Study Reveals
[Nation] A pill meant to shield people from contracting HIV could be indirectly fuelling promiscuity by encouraging unprotected sex, a new study shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Insecticides Banned in Europe but Not Kenya - We Should Be Worried
[Nation] The European Commission has banned three of the most widely applied insecticides due to the risk to bees and other pollinators. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Fake Doctors in Aga Khan Hospital Jobs Scam Arrested
[Nairobi News] Two people suspected to be part of a cartel that has been defrauding members of the public with fake job offers at the Aga Khan Hospital have been arrested. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The UK health tax hurting foreign nurses
A Kenyan nurse says a charge on migrant workers is forcing families like his to split up. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crime prevention and coping mechanisms in neighbourhoods: insights from Kibera, Nairobi - Skilling L, Rogers C.
Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is known to have one of the highest crime rates in Africa (World Bank 2011). The crime situation in Kenya is exacerbated by high rates of poverty and an alleged ineffective, corrupt and under-resourced police force (UNODC 2005). F... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Kenya:Death Toll From Rift Valley Fever Rises to 5 As 7 More Admitted in Wajir
[Nation] Death toll from Rift Valley Fever ravaging parts of north-eastern Kenya has risen to five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenyan official says five dead in reemergence of Rift Valley Fever
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Five people in Kenya have died of the Rift Valley Fever disease in the past week, a health official said on Monday, in the first reports of the disease since an outbreak killed more than 200 people a decade ago. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya:My Battle With Dyslexia - I Once Was Lost but Have Now Found Myself
[Nation] Kendi Kamanja Oketch, in her late 30s, had it rough all through school since she had trouble communicating. She knew that something was wrong with her but couldn't tell what is was, until early this year. Here is her story as told to Millicent Mwololo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Both Men and Women Contribute to Infertility
[Capital FM] Nairobi -We often think of reproduction as women's work. And rightly so! A mother will tell you it was not her husband who suffered the nausea and aches of pregnancy, the labour contractions, or the soreness of breastfeeding. Indeed women deserve serious credit for the back-breaking work of human reproduction. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The effect of combining business training, microfinance, and support group participation on economic status and intimate partner violence in an unplanned settlement of Nairobi, Kenya - Sarnquist CC, Ouma L, Lang'at N, Lubanga C, Sinclair J, Baiocchi MT, Cornfield DN.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has myriad negative health and economic consequences for women and families. We hypothesized that empowering women through a combination of formal business training, microfinance, and IPV support groups would decrease IPV an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Kenya:Sugar Imports Hurt Economy but Also Pose Health Hazard
[Nation] It did not come as a surprise when 400 metric tonnes of illegal sugar valued at Sh38 million was dumped into the Indian Ocean by Kenyan authorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Graft in Hospitals Immoral
[Nation] The public anger against the people suspected to have looted Sh9 billion from the National Youth Service is understandable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Court to Decide Fate of Cuban Doctors
[Nation] The decision on whether the Cuban doctors will be deployed to local hospitals now lies with the courts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:How Hospitals Exploit Insured Patients
[Nation] Kenyans are paying through the nose for hospital services because health providers inflate medical bills for those paying via insurance, the Nation can reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenyatta 'Imported Foreign' Video Emerges As Cuban Doctors Arrive
[Nairobi News] Just a day after the first group of 50 Cuban doctors landed in Nairobi, an undated video has emerged online showing President Uhuru Kenyatta ranting about what he termed at the time as 'imported foreign capacity'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Mbogo-Omollo's Luxury Meals vs Weevil-Infested Prison Food
[Nation] Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lilian Mbogo-Omollo on Wednesday had a rich breakfast: Fish fingers and a choice of tea or cocoa, brown or white bread with margarine, jam, marmalade, wimbi porridge, and cereals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenyatta Appoints Comedian Chipukeezy to Alcohol, Drug Abuse Board
[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed local comedian Mwasia Mutua popularly known as Chipukeezy as a Director in the board of the National Authority for the Campaign Against alcohol Drug Abuse (NACADA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Let's Embrace Expertise By Cuban Doctors - Governor Kinyanjui
[Capital FM] Nakuru -Kenyan have been asked consider the knowledge, wealth and services being brought by Cuban doctors instead of concentrating on the cost and politicising the matter. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news