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  • Probe Weston Hotel staff, Governor Kidero orders health officer

    June 25, 2017 5:48 PM 22

    Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has ordered a full audit of Weston Hotel staff following a cholera outbreak last week. Dr Kidero warned that action would be taken against the hotel if it was found to have breached public health regulations and put lives in danger. Kidero directed County Health Executive Benard Muia to initiate a probe into the cholera

  • Politics, PR and public health knock heads over cholera outbreak at Weston hotel

    June 25, 2017 5:32 AM 5

    If you thought the government had come out clear on the state of health experts who attended a conference that ended on Friday at Weston hotel, you could be surprised with how public relations, politics and public health could knock heads in a tight triad muscle flexing rivalry. Weston Hotel is linked to DP William Ruto and the linkage could be dragging

  • Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference

    June 23, 2017 4:46 PM 15

    NAIROBI, Kenya — “Several” participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera, the Kenya Medical Association said Friday. Rapid screening tests were positive for cholera as further tests were underway to confirm the diagnosis, the association said in a statement. “We are, however

  • Doctor says 27 colleagues have cholera after Weston Hotel saga

    June 23, 2017 4:43 PM 16

    By MUTHONI WAWERU, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23 – At least 27 cholera cases have been confirmed following tests conducted on doctors who were attending a conference at a Nairobi hotel. In a phone interview with Capital FM News Dr Simon King’ondu, a gynecologist who was at the conference said the doctors are admitted to various hospitals for treatment

  • Kenya cholera outbreak hits dozens at health conference

    June 23, 2017 6:55 AM 19

    Nearly 50 people have contracted cholera while attending a health conference in Kenya’s capital. The infected delegates were among hundreds who had gathered for the four-day forum organised by the Ministry of Health at a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday. They have been isolated in a city hospital, but health officials say the number of people infected may rise. It is unclear

  • 10 hospitalised following suspected cholera outbreak at Weston Hotel

    June 22, 2017 1:18 PM 7

    A cholera outbreak has been reported in Nairobi's Weston Hotel where doctors were attending a science conference. According to the Nairobi County government health official, Bernard Muia, the guests started experiencing symptoms similar to those of cholera such as vomiting and intense diarrhoea. Muia said that out of the 400 people in attendance at the conference

  • Breast feeding could cut heart attack and stroke risk in mothers

    June 22, 2017 9:46 AM 34

    Research has found that breast feeding is not only good for babies, it’s good for mothers too Breast feeding is not only good for babies — it can also reduce a mother’s risk of heart attack or stroke, research has shown. Scientists found that women who breast-fed their babies were significantly less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke in later

  • Vitamin A deficiency may increase risk of tuberculosis

    June 13, 2017 11:16 AM 27

    People with low levels of vitamin A are 10 times more likely to contract tuberculosis from those who are already infected with the disease, a new Harvard study has warned. Vitamin A supplementation might be an important part of controlling the spread of tuberculosis (TB) - one of the leading causes of death worldwide, researchers said. grammes per litre

  • Information key to eliminating HIV among adolescents

    June 10, 2017 6:27 AM 27

    The youth and adolescents go through various reproductive health challenges and concerns during transition to adulthood. Lack of reproductive health information and services, negative attitudes of health workers, limited youth friendly services, stigma and discrimination and influence of the media make young people more vulnerable to HIV. Different interventions

  • ‘It looked like they pulled a toddler out of my belly’

    June 8, 2017 5:10 AM 76

    Christine Corbitt from America give birth to a 6kg baby0:34 AN AMERICAN mother knew her stomach was undeniably huge when she approached her due date. But Christine Corbitt from Florida didn’t know just how big until Carleigh Brooke arrived via C-section last month weighing in at 13 pounds, 5 ounces (6kg). “It looked like they pulled a toddler out of my belly