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November 2, 2017 12:02 PM Black Death WARNING: Now there are THREE types of killer Plague as bodycount rises to 127

DOCTORS are battling three forms of Black Death on plague-hit Madagascar where the death toll from the killer virus has climbed to 127. Medical experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have revealed cases of bubonic, septicaemic and pneumonic plague have all been found on the Indian Ocean island which is at the centre of a global epidemic alert 50

November 2, 2017 8:35 AM NHIF members will no longer choose outpatient hospitals

Kenyans can now get out-patient treatment in any facility from all designated health facilities provided by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) countrywide. NHIF members were previously required to select hospitals that they can easily access for outpatient services. According to the national insurer, the changes allow for portability of services 46

October 30, 2017 9:04 PM Two people dead, 26 hospitalised after cholera outbreak in Embu

Two people have died while 26 others are fighting for their lives in different hospitals in Embu County following cholera outbreak. The two are believed to have succumbed due to continued vomiting and diarrhea as they were receiving treatment in Siakago and Runyenjes level four hospitals. County Executive member for health Dr Jamlek Muturi said the 26 patient 16

October 29, 2017 7:58 AM Kenya: Search Mission of Chopper Crash Victims Put in Prayer

An interdenominational prayer service will be held at Lake Nakuru on Sunday amid desperation for the recovery of three passengers of the helicopter that crashed in the lake last Saturday. Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and Rift Valley Regional Coordinator Wanyama Musiambo promised families of the victims that the search, which entered its eighth day on Saturday 8

October 22, 2017 6:34 AM Jkuat graduate falls victim to Mogadishu bomb attack

There is a chilling joke in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that a Kenyan head fetches $3,000 (about Sh300,000). The import of this unpleasant taunt is Kenyans are preferred targets of the Al-Shabaab militia group for abduction, torture and even murder. For Kenyans living or working in Mogadishu, this realisation forever keeps them on the edge — cautious 12

October 20, 2017 5:39 PM Jeremy Lin has knee surgery, will miss rest of the season

— According to Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black women under 60 years old are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women in the same age group. In fact, data from 2015 showed black women had a 39 percent higher breast cancer death rate. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, included data from the National 10

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 5

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 2

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 9

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 4