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  • Eight patients die as nurses take part in nationwide strike

    June 6, 2017 9:26 PM 31

    At least eight people died from the effects of the countrywide nurses’ strike which entered its second day on Tuesday. Seven died between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning at Coast Provincial General Hospital in Mombasa County and the other one in Samburu on the first day. By last evening, there was no indication of the strike and suffering of patients

  • Deaths at Coast General Hospital as nurses’ strike enters second day

    June 6, 2017 11:56 AM 5

    Six patients have died at Coast General Hospital as nurses’ strike entered its second day on Tuesday. The six died between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, Mombasa Health Chief Officer Khadija Shikely said. According to a senior nurse, who sought anonymity, three patients died while receiving treatment at the facility while the three others died upon arrival

  • Lab technician accused of peddling medical services says he hawks ‘maharagwe’ not medical services

    June 6, 2017 9:56 AM 1

    A lab technician in Nairobi’s Jericho area has been accused of peddling medical services at Lumumba Health Centre from where he sends patients to a private clinic. It is alleged that the lab technician has hired women who hunt for patients seeking free services for diversion to the private clinic on commission basis. Rosepeggy Agisa, an area Community

  • Trials suggest new drug may offer women with terminal breast cancer more time

    June 5, 2017 5:06 PM 3

    Charities have welcomed the "outstanding" results of a clinical trial which shows that a drug for a type of incurable breast cancer delays the disease getting worse. Olaparib (Lynparza) can give women living with BRCA-mutated advanced breast cancer significant extra time before their disease progresses, the study found. Presented at the American Society

  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed in Busan

    June 5, 2017 10:12 AM 3

    SEOUL/JEJU ISLAND, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agricultural ministry said Sunday it has confirmed a case of a highly pathogenic avian flu in the southern port city of Busan. South Korea’s agricultural ministry said Sunday it has confirmed a case of a highly pathogenic avian flu in the southern port city of Busan. The Ministry of Agriculture

  • 15 innocent child died because of carelessness in South Sudan

    June 5, 2017 9:05 AM 6

    There was a vaccination program of measles going on in South Sudan that resulted in a major heartbreaking result. Fifteen children that were poor came there with hopes of getting vaccinated but this turned out to be negative and they died because of the disease said South Sudan’s government on Friday. This vaccination campaign was about to give vaccination

  • KNUN officials threaten to down their tools countrywide starting Monday

    June 4, 2017 6:14 PM 2

    Starting midnight, Kenyans have told to brace for a rough ride in the health sector after the Kenya National Union of Nurses vowed to make good its threat to stage a nationwide strike should both the national and county governments fail to sign the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The union is accusing the two levels of government of short circuiting

  • WHO Says Tobacco Users Die Prematurely

    June 1, 2017 11:05 AM 2

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) says up to half of all tobacco users die prematurely from tobacco-related diseases. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, said this in a statement in Abuja to commemorate the 2017 “World No Tobacco Day” held annually on May 31. The event is held to raise awareness on the dangers associated with tobacco

  • Teens are smoking themselves to death

    June 1, 2017 4:11 AM 6

    An estimated 10 per cent of school-going children aged between 13 and 15 years use tobacco products, the Ministry of Health has now revealed. During the launch of the national guidelines for tobacco dependence treatment and cessation 2017, the Ministry of Health revealed that more girls are taking up smoking than boys. Speaking during the World No Tobacco

  • India now under Zika risk category 2

    June 1, 2017 1:15 AM 6

    Following the detection of Zika virus cases in India, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has put India in Category 2 of risk classification, which essentially means that India is an area of on-going transmission of Zika virus. For those countries in risk classification Category 2, WHO warns, "Countries in this category may experience outbreaks of the disease