List/Grid Monthly Archives: January 2014

Malaria screening unsuccessful in some schools

Malaria screening unsuccessful in some schools

A school-based intermittent screening and treatment program for malaria in rural coastal Kenya had no benefits on the health and education of school children, according to a study by international… Read more »

Kenya’s Journey Towards Zero New HIV Infections Falters

Kenya’s Journey Towards Zero New HIV Infections Falters

In early January 2008, during the violence that rocked Kenya after disputed general elections, a man knocked at Lucia Wakonyo’s gate at Mathare Valley, in the sprawling Mathare slum. “He… Read more »

KCB to Offer Low Interest Loans to Health Sector

KCB to Offer Low Interest Loans to Health Sector

Two U.S institutions have partnered with a local bank to launch a pilot healthcare credit finance facility they said would gradually phase out heavy donor component in the under-funded health… Read more »

Counties Urged to Build Medical Training Colleges

Counties Urged to Build Medical Training Colleges

Kenya Medical Training College director Dr Olang’o Onudi has urged county governments to work with the national government to establish nursing colleges. He said the ministries of Education and Health… Read more »

Doctors’ Union Warn of Crisis Over Salary Cuts

Doctors’ Union Warn of Crisis Over Salary Cuts

Officials from the doctors’ union have warned of a looming crisis in hospitals over alleged salary cuts for doctors during the process of transferring their payroll from the national government… Read more »

Two people ‘die of cancer every hour’

Two people ‘die of cancer every hour’

Cancer is killing at least two people every hour as the number of Kenyans the disease is attacking rises, according to the Ministry of Health. The high rate of deaths… Read more »

Health Cabinet Secretary Macharia concerned over rising cancer cases

Health Cabinet Secretary Macharia concerned over rising cancer cases

Health Cabinet Secretary, James Macharia has raised concern over cases of Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer saying they are on the rise hence the need for the government to… Read more »

Kenyans spend Sh7bn to treat cancer abroad, says Macharia

Kenyans spend Sh7bn to treat cancer abroad, says Macharia

Kenya loses Sh7 billion annually to foreign hospitals through cancer patients seeking treatment abroad, the Ministry of Health has said. Speaking on Tuesday at a media breakfast at the Serena… Read more »

President Uhuru Launches Research Vessel in Mombasa

President Uhuru Launches Research Vessel in Mombasa

President Uhuru Kenyatta has put on notice foreign fishermen who plunder stocks in Kenyan territorial waters and drug traffickers who take advantage of the porous coastline. Uhuru said the country… Read more »

Sh15 Million Drugs for Nyandarua Hospitals

Sh15 Million Drugs for Nyandarua Hospitals

The Nyandarua county government on Friday distributed the first consignment of treatment drugs worth Sh15.6 million to all its health facilities. The drugs were bought from the Kenya Medical Supplies… Read more »

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