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  • Kenyans at risk of contracting HIV to be put on medication

    March 13, 2017 2:23 PM 4

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 13 – Kenyans who are at a substantial ongoing risk of contracting HIV will for the first time in history be placed on antiretroviral medication, as the government moves to reduce the country’s HIV transmission rate. The Head of the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) Martin Sirengo says the new HIV intervention measure

  • Kenyan government to roll out pre-exposure HIV drug

    March 13, 2017 12:42 PM 5

    The Kenyan government will next month roll out a new drug meant to protect HIV-negative people from contracting the virus. The drug, known as Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) will be given to those at high risk of contracting the virus before being made accessible to the rest of the population. This is after pilot studies conducted in Kenya and Uganda

  • Appeals court gives doctors final chance to end strike

    March 13, 2017 10:12 AM 4

    Doctors have until Tuesday to end their three months strike stalemate. Court of Appeal judges Hannah Okwengu, Martha Koome and Jamilla Mohammed have Monday asked parties involved in negotiations aimed at ending the stalemate to reach an agreement on the return to work formula document presented by doctors. The judges asked the Health ministry to “lower

  • Uhuru rules out talks with doctors, warns they face the sack

    March 12, 2017 2:31 PM 3

    There will be no further talks with striking doctors, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. Doctors who fail to report to work will be fired, President Kenyatta warned on Sunday. In statement by State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu on Sunday morning at State House, Mombasa, the president said the government will only engage the doctors after they return

  • 1m women infected with HIV annually- UN

    March 10, 2017 6:00 PM 4

    The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has said one million women and girls became newly infected with HIV and 470, 000 women and girls died of AIDS-related illnesses. UNAIDS made the disclosure in a new report released to commemorate the International Women’s Day. It said that there was an urgent need to scale up HIV prevention and treatment services

  • Diabetes risk could be INCREASED by following THIS ‘healthy’ diet

    March 10, 2017 2:33 PM 3

    A GLUTEN-FREE diet - which is adopted by people who have Coeliac disease or those attempting to be healthy - could increase the risk of developing diabetes. Experts have revealed people with lower levels of gluten in their diet have a 13 per cent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, than those who eat more gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat

  • Kenya starts mass sacking of striking doctors

    March 10, 2017 1:39 PM 4

    Mass firings follow withdrawal of 50 pay hike offer; disgruntled doctors had demanded 300 percent The Kenyan government Friday started cracking the whip on striking doctors by firing them en masse for missing work without reason and taking part in an illegal strike. After the government withdrew a 50 percent pay raise offer among other benefits meant

  • 10 warning signs of kidney disease you should NEVER ignore

    March 9, 2017 5:11 PM 4

    TO MARK World Kidney Day we take a look at the warning signs, causes and treatments of chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys do not work as well as normal in filtering waste products from the blood. CKD can lead to renal failure which could require dialysis treatment or in serious cases result

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    March 9, 2017 8:43 AM 4

    The CEO of AMREF Health Africa, Dr Githinji Gitahi, said that policy incentives, training and technology adoption is key to increase the number of skilled community health workers in Africa. "Investments in modern technologies like e-learning and mobile health will help address shortage of community health workers in areas they are needed most," Gitahi

  • NASA chief Raila Odinga says out of danger

    March 9, 2017 7:58 AM 4

    Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has assured Kenyans that he is in good health following reports of a food poisoning incident that he suffered Tuesday, March 7 evening. Odinga checked into the Karen Hospital on March 7 after developing stomach pains. Doctors at the health facility conducted a series of tests on Odinga and diagnosed him with food poisoning