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  • 'Welcome' sign going green for Mental Health Awareness Month

    May 5, 2017 7:43 PM 9

    County commissioners and representatives from NAMI Southern Nevada, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will turn the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign green at 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month. The officials will turn on green light bulbs installed on the world-famous Welcome sign during

  • Returning travelers cause sizable malaria burden in US

    April 25, 2017 7:24 PM 10

    Over a recent 15-year period, close to 1,500 US travelers a year were hospitalized for treatment of malaria acquired overseas, far more than were treated for other travel-related diseases, according to a study published yesterday on the eve of World Malaria Day. In related news, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday that a pilot program

  • REVEALED: Dangerous new sex trend that could land you in JAIL

    April 25, 2017 5:09 PM 9

    DANGEROUS sexual trend “stealthing” has been revealed – and it should be classed as assault according to one expert. Alexandra Brodsky, of Yale Law School, said “stealthing” is rarely talked about and people need to know. It is when a man removes his condom halfway through sexual intercourse when his partner doesn’t know. She argues it’s a form of sexual

  • New Malaria Vaccine: Five useful things to know

    April 24, 2017 8:31 PM 5

    There have been at least 23 previous attempts to create a vaccine for malaria Kenya is one of three countries that will take part in a pilot to test the world’s first vaccine for malaria, one of its biggest killer diseases. The World Health Organisation announced Monday that Kenya, Ghana and Malawi would participate in a programme through which the vaccine

  • KNH in talks to help local kidney patients

    April 24, 2017 6:50 PM 5

    Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and the state health insurer are in talks to raise kidney transplant benefits above Sh500,000 to recover additional treatment costs. The referral hospital talks with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) comes as the cost of the transplants remains unchanged for nearly seven years. KNH in 2015 talked of increasing

  • WHO pushes for Malaria prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April

    April 24, 2017 3:03 PM 5

    At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called on Monday for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives. WHO data show that in sub-Saharan Africa, which shoulders 90% of the global malaria burden, more than 663 million cases have been averted since 2001. Insecticide-treated nets have had the greatest impact

  • Towards Ending Malaria For Good |

    April 24, 2017 12:04 PM 4

    Every April 25, the world observes World Malaria Day, one of the eight official global public health campaigns currently marked by the World Health Organisation (WHO). World Malaria Day, an offshoot of the Africa Malaria Day was established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, WHO’s decision-making body. The day was established

  • Kenya, Ghana and Malawi to take part in WHO malaria vaccine pilot programme

    April 24, 2017 12:04 PM 4

    Kenya, Ghana and Malawi are set to take part in a World Health Organisation (WHO) coordinated Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP). The MVIP will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in select areas, beginning in 2018. The World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa (WHO/Afro) announced yesterday that the injectable vaccine

  • Girl with mouth tumour dies in hospital

    April 24, 2017 7:56 AM 3

    The 18-year-old girl who had a mouth tumour covering almost half of her left face has died at the Kenyatta National Hospital. Muansia Lenjoye died on Sunday after a two-year battle with a rare cancerous 11 centimetre tumour. She was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer made up of cells that develop into skeletal muscles. Muansia had a tumor

  • Ugandan Health Workers Shortlisted for Women in Focus Awards

    April 20, 2017 9:09 AM 5

    Three Ugandan health workers have made it to the final shortlist of the inaugural Women in Focus Awards that will take place in Geneva, Switzerland this week. The awards celebrate the crucial role played by women in the on-going fight against neglected tropical diseases, a role which often goes unrecognised and unrewarded. The three nominees are Edridah