List/Grid Monthly Archives: August 2010

Free: Cleft Palate Surgery

Free: Cleft Palate Surgery

The smile train and St. Francis Community Hospital are currently offering free cleft palate surgery. How to get to St. Francis Community Hospital Take a matatu or bus plying the… Read more »

Quiz

Quiz

TUBERCULOSIS (TB) TB is spread when someone with TB coughs or sneezes near you i.e. TB is an airborne disease and is easily caught when your immunity is low. Quiz… Read more »

War on malaria gets boost as medicine cost comes down

War on malaria gets boost as medicine cost comes down

Kenyans can now get highly effective malaria drugs from their local pharmacies at affordable prices. In a new deal entered by the Global Fund and several international drug manufactures, the… Read more »

More trouble for Kenya’s public health cover

More trouble for Kenya’s public health cover

Civil servants have joined in opposing the proposed increase of mandatory National Hospital Insurance Fund deductions. Their welfare association on Monday said it was not consulted when the board of… Read more »

August 1 – 7: World Breastfeeding Week

August 1 – 7: World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 120 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It… Read more »

August 19th: World Humanitarian Day

August 19th: World Humanitarian Day

Natural disasters, conflicts and other emergencies threaten the lives and health of millions of people every year. In the middle of such crises, thousands of dedicated humanitarian workers strive to… Read more »

Misoprostol Can’t Shake Bad Reputation

Misoprostol Can’t Shake Bad Reputation

Precious Nabwire nearly died giving birth to her fourth child. If Kenyan gynaecologists have their way, a drug to control bleeding after childbirth will be licensed, offering greater protection to… Read more »

Tough Choice: When Hormonal Contraceptives Don’t Work For You

Tough Choice: When Hormonal Contraceptives Don’t Work For You

Recently, tens of panic-stricken women gathered at the closed doors of a family planning clinic in a Nairobi city estate that was dispensing “herbal contraceptives”. The women interviewed said they… Read more »

Herbal Contraceptives Under the Radar

Herbal Contraceptives Under the Radar

An arrow points the way from a busy street along a rough pathway; visitors clutch their bags more closely. The door is open: sachets are displayed on the table with… Read more »

Shortage of Skills for Reproductive Health

Shortage of Skills for Reproductive Health

Dr Geoffrey Kasembeli says he worked almost seven years without a day off: that’s how severe the shortage of obstetricians and gynaecologists in Kenya is. A similar situation prevails across… Read more »

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