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  • The Most Dangerous Sex Position For A Man, Says New Study

    September 19, 2017 11:36 AM 1

    It may be regarded as one of the most basic and unexotic sex positions but missionary is actually one of the most dangerous, according to doctors. The study of heterosexual sex, titled “Relationship between sexual position and severity of penile fracture” and published in the International Journal of Impotence Research, found that the UK’s favourite

  • Horn of Africa: Populations Impacted by Hunger and Disease (14 Sep 2017)

    September 18, 2017 2:26 AM 1

    An estimated 37 million people are in need of emergency food assistance and 1.2 million children under five are severely malnourished in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen due to ongoing drought and conflict. Outbreaks of diarrheal disease, including Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD)/cholera, further worsen the situation. Children suffering from acute

  • Humanitarian assistance for Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia

    September 18, 2017 2:26 AM 1

    Today I announce the Australian Government will provide further assistance in response to widespread and devastating hunger and cholera in Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia. The Government will contribute $30 million in humanitarian assistance for people in these countries who are facing the risk of famine due to conflict and drought. In South Sudan and Somalia

  • Moz health authorities on maximum alert

    September 13, 2017 7:00 PM 2

    Mozambican health authorities have issued a maximum health alert for threatened cholera outbreaks in that country, Medinfo reported on Friday. It said the World Health Organisation had issued a similar warning, expecting both diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera and malaria to start increasing. Medinfo said the incidence of diarrhoeal diseases were on the increase

  • Raila Odinga: Tetanus vaccination is a mass sterilization on women

    September 11, 2017 9:02 PM 3

    Opposition chief Raila Odinga has reignited the tetanus vaccination debate, claiming it was a State-sponsored tool for mass sterilisation. Raila, in rare support for the Catholic Church which at some point opposed the vaccine, accused the Government of what he termed 'State-sponsored infertility in women'. In January 2014 and 2015, the Catholic bishops

  • Bulletin: Cholera/AWD Outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Update

    September 6, 2017 11:39 AM 3

    More than 100,780 cholera / AWD cases and 1496 deaths (CFR: 1.5%) have been reported in 12 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include: Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda. Somalia accounts for 76.6% of the total

  • Police canteen in Nairobi is ordered shut due to cholera fears

    September 5, 2017 8:49 AM 8

    The Nairobi city government has ordered that the traffic police headquarters food canteen be closed to contain the spread of cholera. Monday, the number of people infected with cholera rose to 92 - 87 police officers and five security guards stationed at the Multimedia University. Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu said the canteen was suspected to be the cause

  • Police canteen closed as cholera cases hit 92

    September 5, 2017 8:49 AM 10

    Five more police officers are among those hospitalised with cholera symptoms as the number of cases rose to 92 on Monday following a fresh outbreak in Nairobi. The county government closed down the Nairobi Area police canteen after 83 police officers out of 430 residing at the Multi Media University hostels in Kajiado were infected after eating at the canteen

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu blames food handlers for Cholera outbreak

    September 4, 2017 11:38 AM 4

    Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu Monday visited 47 police officers who were admitted at Sinai Hospital in Kajiado County after testing positive for cholera. 92 policemen were taken ill on Saturday night when they started exhibiting cholera-like symptoms of severe abdominal pain and diarrhoea after eating contaminated food. Some patients have already

  • CS Mailu: 50 police officers admitted to hospital with cholera

    September 4, 2017 10:35 AM 9

    Health Cabinet secretary Cleopa Mailu has confirmed that a total of 5O police officers were infected by cholera and 47 are still admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital. The affected officers were residing at the Multi Media University hotel in Rongai. They are believed to have shared a meal from an outsourced caterer. The CS has also banned outside catering