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April 25, 2017 7:24 PM Returning travelers cause sizable malaria burden in US

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

April 25, 2017 5:09 PM REVEALED: Dangerous new sex trend that could land you in JAIL

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

April 24, 2017 8:31 PM New Malaria Vaccine: Five useful things to know

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 1

April 24, 2017 6:50 PM KNH in talks to help local kidney patients

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 1

April 24, 2017 5:21 PM ‘I Dreamed of Africa’ conservationist shot amid raids by herders seeking pasture

Since Kuki Gallmann moved to Kenya in 1972, the conservationist’s life has been plagued by loss and tragedy. Africa cost her the life of her husband, killed in a car accident, and of her 17-year-old son, who died from the bite of a snake he had studied with avid curiosity. And yet instead of returning to a comfortable life in her native Italy, Gallmann 2

April 24, 2017 3:03 PM WHO pushes for Malaria prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April

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 1

April 24, 2017 12:27 PM ‘I Dreamed of Africa’ author ambushed and shot at her ranch in Kenya

Since Kuki Gallmann moved to Kenya in 1972, the conservationist's life has been plagued by loss and tragedy. Africa cost her the life of her husband, killed in a car accident, and of her 17-year-old son, who died from the bite of a snake he had studied with avid curiosity. And yet instead of returning to a comfortable life in her native Italy, Gallmann

April 24, 2017 12:04 PM Kenya, Ghana and Malawi to take part in WHO malaria vaccine pilot programme

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

April 24, 2017 12:04 PM Towards Ending Malaria For Good |

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

April 22, 2017 11:01 PM London Marathon: Some of Kent's selfless runners

The London Marathon is being hosted for the 36th year this weekend - with tens of thousands of runners lining up at the start. Runners, walkers and joggers are going to be out in force looking to get the best time possible. Here are just a few of the stories from people and the charities around Kent being represented on the day. The 48-year-old is hoping 1