List/Grid Monthly Archives: January 2011

Public hospitals to stock pneumonia vaccine

Public hospitals to stock pneumonia vaccine

BY CATHERINE KARONG’O NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 24 – A vaccine that prevents children from contracting pneumonia will be available in all public hospitals beginning next month, the government has said…. Read more »

New vaccine could save thousands of lives

New vaccine could save thousands of lives

A new vaccine against pneumonia is being rolled out in Africa which estimates suggest could save more than half a million lives a year globally. The Gavi Alliance, a global… Read more »

Drugs buster promises results

Drugs buster promises results

Source Capital FM BY BERNARD MOMANYI NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 24 – The newly appointed head of the anti-narcotics police unit is promising tangible results in the war against drug trafficking… Read more »

Evaluation of computer-generated reminders to improve CD4 laboratory monitoring in sub-Saharan Africa: a prospective comparative study

Evaluation of computer-generated reminders to improve CD4 laboratory monitoring in sub-Saharan Africa: a prospective comparative study

* Received 8 May 2010 * Accepted 1 December 2010 * Published Online First 20 January 2011 Abstract Objective Little evidence exists on effective interventions to integrate HIV-care guidelines into… Read more »

Government should fund treatment of cancer

Government should fund treatment of cancer

By Anyang’ Nyong’o Benson A. Mulemi, in an article published in Global Medicine this month, states that the incidence of cancer in Kenya is on the rise, with over 82,000… Read more »

Children in three regions to receive yellow fever jabs

Children in three regions to receive yellow fever jabs

By Lusekelo Philemon 24th January 2011 The government is coming up with an emergence yellow fever immunization campaign for children in regions bordering Uganda, which has been severely affected with… Read more »

Why a Doctors’ Union is Long Overdue

Why a Doctors’ Union is Long Overdue

Source : Daily Nation opinion Nairobi — Just over four months ago, the Ministry of Medical Services threatened to stop funding post-graduate training for young Kenyan doctors. After much hue… Read more »

Soap & water diplomacy

Soap & water diplomacy

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH 01/23/2011 02:03 The wife of Israel’s ambassador to Kenya has pioneered health promotion in Nairobi’s slum schools. Wives of Israeli ambassadors often spend their years abroad as… Read more »

Media’s role in Marital rape

Media’s role in Marital rape

Source: Swazi Observer By Arthur Okwemba Several months ago I wrote a piece on marital rape in Kenya. Two editors working with a respected Kenyan newspaper refused to publish it…. Read more »

EA health ministers discuss yellow fever outbreak today

EA health ministers discuss yellow fever outbreak today

Adapted From IPPP Media By Correspondent 21st January 2011 Health ministers from the East African Community (EAC) are scheduled to hold an emergency meeting here today to evaluate the status… Read more »

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