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October 18, 2017 10:37 AM Kenya: 204 Hospitals Added to NHIF Accredited List

The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has added 204 public, private and faith-based hospitals and dispensaries to its list of accredited facilities, offering Kenyans more places to access healthcare. The move comes amidst a prolonged nationwide nurses' strike that has seen more than 50 per cent of public health facilities remain closed since June, causing 2

October 17, 2017 8:58 PM KIBET: Curbing grave errors in medical diagnosis

Recent reviews of claims for compensation for malpractices by health practitioners show that diagnostic errors are the most common, most costly and most dangerous medical mistakes both for inpatients and outpatients. Failure to order the appropriate laboratory tests and the application of test results are major contributors to diagnostic errors, together 1

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Somalia struggles to cope with blast aftermath

Mogadishu - Somali health workers are struggling to identify and treat the victims of the country's deadliest attack, as more than 100 people are still feared missing. A truck bomb blast on Saturday in the capital, Mogadishu, killed at least 300 people and injured more than 300. Dozens are officially missing, but Al Jazeera has learnt that the number 5

October 15, 2017 2:32 PM Somalia has suffered one of its worst attacks

The death toll from a massive weekend truck bomb in a busy shopping district of Mogadishu surged to at least 137, police said Sunday, warning it could rise further after one of the worst-ever attacks to hit war-torn Somalia. The figure was a huge jump from an initial police estimate of 20 dead in the hours after the deadly explosion ripped through the Somali 2

October 15, 2017 1:29 PM One person dies, 21 hospitalised after consuming poisoned food in Kisii County

One person has died and more than 21 people hospitalised in various hospitals in Kisii after allegedly consuming poisoned food while attending a funeral. The victims are said to have consumed different types of food including meat, managu and Ugali. Director of Kisii County Health Services, Dr Geoffrey Otomu, confirmed the incident saying the government 1

October 13, 2017 4:24 PM Taskforce report reveals rot in Nakuru health sector

Nakuru health sector is set for major reforms after a taskforce report revealed rot in the division. The committee appointed by Governor Lee Kinyanjui to assess the status of health services in the county released its findings on Thursday. The dilapidated infrastructure, lack of drugs, lack of human resource and duplication of roles among others were some of the issues 2

October 11, 2017 3:45 PM 20 admitted after anti-IEBC demos

At least 20 people are nursing injuries in Kisumu after Raila Odinga’s supporters clashed with police during demos. The late afternoon incident in Kondele area saw police confront a crowd of youths who had joined National Super Alliance (Nasa) protests against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral 9

October 10, 2017 6:17 AM When the doctor hits a wall: The tragic story of Ian Bore

A rare disease has just killed this young boy. One doctor believes he could have been saved John Bore cuts the image of a defeated, fatigued man when we sit down for an interview at Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Nairobi. For days he has slept on a cold bench outside the intensive care unit of the hospital as he watches over his firstborn son, Ian Kimutai 5

October 8, 2017 6:54 PM Fans cheer on marathon runners on picture perfect race day

Just before hitting the starting line Sunday morning for the 40th Bank of America Chicago Marathon, David Wolf made a couple of key, final preparations: He adjusted his bleach blonde wig and re-applied his artificial mustache. Such is the life of a man who runs 26.2 miles dressed as 1980s-era WWF wrestling star Hulk Hogan. He wasn't alone: His friend 8

October 5, 2017 10:20 PM Five counties hard hit by malaria outbreak

At least five counties and a refugee camp have been hard hit by malaria outbreak which has so far killed 30 people, among them four children. According to the Ministry of Health, about 733 cases have been reported in Marsabit, Lamu, Turkana, Baringo, lower West Pokot and Kakuma refugee camp, where 438 people tested positive for the disease. Another 295 people 12