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Nakuru county secretary Samuel Mwaura with Naivasha leaders

Nakuru reshuffles senior medics to improve services

January 25, 2023

Senior medical officers in Nakuru have been reshuffled in a bid to improve health services. Senior officers in nearly all major health facilities have been transferred, demoted or recalled to headquarters as part of the ongoing changes.a The changes come barely a week after the county disbanded the management board of Naivasha hospital after a […]

Alarm as Health ministry flags Turkana as worst hit by drought

January 25, 2023

Turkana North, Turkana South and Lisaimis have been flagged by the Ministry of Health as worst hit due to the ongoing drought. The three subcounties have slipped into extremely critical phase where more than 30 per cent of children are acutely malnourished. The Integrated Phase Classification for Acute Malnutrition (IPC AMN) analysis conducted in July […]

New mosquito species? Fear grips Bondo as ‘big insects’, malaria cases rise

January 24, 2023

Residents of Sirongo, Uyawi and areas along the lake shores in Bondo sub-county, Siaya County have expressed fears over what they termed insurgence of a new breed of mosquitoes along the beaches. According to the locals, the new mosquito is larger than the usual one and makes rather an unusual sound that is different from […]

Health CS Susan Nakhumicha during a press conference at Teta House, Spring Valley on Monday, January 23, 2023.

Drug abuse fueling HIV in Kenya — Health CS Wafula

January 24, 2023

There is a need to put interventions to address the issue of drug abuse in the country, Health CS Susan Wafula has said. Wafula on Monday said despite drug abuse fueling HIV infections in the country, it remains highly stigmatised. According to the CS, 26,673 of people who inject drugs in the country have received […]

What Kenya should do to end HIV/AIDS by 2030

January 23, 2023

Kenya is likely to end HIV/AIDs by 2030 if it puts more focus on the priority populations, experts have predicted. The experts said the country data shows Kenya is on the right track towards eliminating the HIV/AIDS pandemic, with more focus on the children, adolescents and key populations such as the female sex workers and […]

Health PS Josephine Mburu and Acting Director General of Health Patrick Amoth and WHO country director Abdourahman Diallo on January 23, 202

MoH receives children food donation from WHO

January 23, 2023

The Ministry of Health on Monday received 5,000 cartons of ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods worth Sh26,389,440 from the World Health Organization. The ministry noted that proper nutrition improves a child’s immunity increasing not only their chances for survival but also their ability to reach maximum potential as adults. “The donation which is enough to treat 10,000 children […]

Nyamira health department forms special team to curb drug theft

November 29, 2022

A special team has been formed in Nyamira to monitor the distribution and usage of drugs in various facilities and curb drug theft. This will enhance proper drug management in the various health centres across the county to ensure drugs are not mismanaged. The team will be tasked with the role of ensuring all drugs […]

The virus formally known as monkeypox

Monkeypox given new name by global health experts

November 28, 2022

Monkeypox will now be known as mpox, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced, after complaints over racist and stigmatising language linked to the virus’s name. The old term will be used alongside the new one for a year, before being phased out. Mpox was decided on after lengthy discussions between experts, countries and the […]

Mukuru slum in Nairobi

Simplified sewer system to improve sanitation in Mukuru slums

November 28, 2022

A pilot project in the informal settlement of Mukuru, Nairobi, has demonstrated a cost-effective way to bring decent sanitation through simplified sewers. However, evidence published last week shows that simplified sewer networks, which are much shallower and more flexible than traditional sewer systems, can form part of the solution. The new approach was presented for […]

A sato’ stool

Improved latrines changing lives in western Kenya

November 28, 2022

As people mark World Toilet Day, it’s reported that 3.6 billion people across the world are living without access to safely managed sanitation. This has devastating consequences for health, economics and the environment, particularly in the poorest and most marginalised communities. This year’s celebration is themed ‘Making the invisible visible every year.’ Robinson Otieno, an […]