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  • Old fisherman who was his family's sole provider has forgotten how to fish because of Alzheimer's

    September 24, 2017 6:19 PM 8

    An elderly Kenyan fisherman who was his family's sole provider has forgotten how to fish after developing Alzheimer's disease. His story is similar to that of an elderly woman who used to collect seaweed for her village. She has now forgotten how to "wade" in the water. Both are from Mkwiro island along Kenya's coast. They now depend on their families

  • Over 200 student hit by food poisoning in Baringo school

    September 20, 2017 4:04 PM 5

    More than 200 students of Kituro High School in Baringo Central have been sent home over suspected food poisoning. The learners, who were complaining of stomach pains and headache, were treated at a Kituro Health Centre and sent home. The school's head-teacher Salina Rotich on Wednesday confirmed that the students went home since Monday, and that some had already

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

    September 19, 2017 11:36 AM 6

    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 3

    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 4

    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 5

    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 7

    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 6

    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 10

    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 13

    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