List/Grid Monthly Archives: March 2011

Unlucky couples bravely fight social stigma of HIV

Unlucky couples bravely fight social stigma of HIV

COURSE COASTWEEK SPECIAL REPORT BY XINHUA CORRESPONDENT Bedah Mengo Research shows being in a discordant relationship increases one’ s chances of contracting HIV. NAIROBI (Xinhua) — Six years ago, Celestine… Read more »

Nurses’ go-slow highlights ills at maternity hospital

Nurses’ go-slow highlights ills at maternity hospital

SOURCE: IRIN AFRICA NAIROBI, 18 March 2011 (IRIN) – A go-slow by nurses at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi’s Eastleigh area has exposed serious challenges at Kenya’s largest maternity hospital,… Read more »

Mobile clinic comes to the rescue of residents

Mobile clinic comes to the rescue of residents

SOURCE: STANDARD ONLINE By BONIFACE ONGERI and ISAIAH LUCHELI Halim Guyo clenched her teeth and looked aside as her child was given a tetanus injection. The child cringed and curled… Read more »

African Conference Calls for Strengthening Mother-to-Child HIV Programs

African Conference Calls for Strengthening Mother-to-Child HIV Programs

SOURCE: VOICE OF AMERICA Cathy Majtenyi | NairoBI March 17, 2011 Delegates from 15 African countries have concluded a workshop in Kenya’s capital to discuss how to stop mother-to-child transmission… Read more »

Doctors Lobby to Reduce 7,000 Maternal Deaths

Doctors Lobby to Reduce 7,000 Maternal Deaths

SOURCE: NAIROBI STAR John Muchangi 17 March 2011 Doctors have renewed a campaign to have the government to license a controversial pill used to stop bleeding among mothers who have… Read more »

New mobile tech saves lives and women’s health Africa

New mobile tech saves lives and women’s health Africa

SOURCE: WOMENS HEALTH NETWORK Eva Fernandez Ortiz and Shubhi Tandon It’s been one hundred years since the first International Women’s Day, and eleven years since the United Nations Millennium Summit…. Read more »

Move to strip Aids of special status opposed

Move to strip Aids of special status opposed

SOURCE: DAILY NATION By GATONYE GATHURA Posted Thursday, March 17 2011 at 21:32 Some 21 non-governmental organisations involved in Aids programmes have opposed government plans to strip the condition of… Read more »

M-Health to Give Medical Services a Shot in the Arm

M-Health to Give Medical Services a Shot in the Arm

SOURCE: BUSINESS DAILY Mbugua Njihia When one mentions healthcare and mobile in the same sentence, they may seem the strangest of bedfellows, more so since traditional healthcare services have been… Read more »

UNAIDS, Activists Urge Countries to Get Clever With TRIPS

UNAIDS, Activists Urge Countries to Get Clever With TRIPS

SOURCE: IRIN 17 March 2011 Johannesburg — UNAIDS has released a new policy brief to help countries make intellectual property rights work for them, amid growing concern that an impending… Read more »

Why Are Police Officers Turning Guns Against Themselves?

Why Are Police Officers Turning Guns Against Themselves?

SOURCE: DAILY NATION Angira Zadock 8 March 2011 Nairobi — A tragic trend has hit Kenya’s security forces, and it is best illustrated by the string of murders and suicides… Read more »

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