List/Grid Monthly Archives: April 2015

“If I carry a condom I’m judged as a whore”: Myths and misconceptions about the use of contraceptives in Kenya

“If I carry a condom I’m judged as a whore”: Myths and misconceptions about the use of contraceptives in Kenya

Alanna Orpen 20 Apr 2015 Even several decades after the introduction of modern family planning methods in Kenya, mistimed and unwanted pregnancies are still common among teenagers. This blog explores… Read more »

Youth Are Key to Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa

Youth Are Key to Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Establishing healthy behaviors among young Africans could help stem a looming regional epidemic of noncommunicable diseases like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic… Read more »

Fifty Per Cent of Students Exposed to Alcohol, Drugs

Fifty Per Cent of Students Exposed to Alcohol, Drugs

  Source: The Star By Rita Damary 20thApril 2015 MORE than 50 per cent of children in learning institutions have been exposed to alcohol and drugs, anti-drugs boss John Mututho… Read more »

Boys at High Risk of Blood Illness – Doctor

Boys at High Risk of Blood Illness – Doctor

  Source: The Star By Elizabeth Were 20th April 2015 ABOUT 4,000 people in Kenya have hereditary genetic blood disorders such as haemophilia, a medical expert said yesterday. “Mostly boys… Read more »

Aga Khan Starts New Pain Relief for Cancer Patients

Aga Khan Starts New Pain Relief for Cancer Patients

  Source: The Star By John Muchangi 20th April 2015 Cancer patients at the Aga Khan University Hospital will now undergo new procedures to relieve chronic pain where all other… Read more »

EACC Clears Khaemba’s Sh185 Million Hospital of Graft

EACC Clears Khaemba’s Sh185 Million Hospital of Graft

Source: The Star By Mathews Ndanyi 20th April 2015 THE Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has now given the green light to the construction of the Kitale Teaching and Referral Hospital…. Read more »

Closing the Gap on Pneumonia in Kenya

Closing the Gap on Pneumonia in Kenya

Source: Infection control today Soon after the birth of her second child, a daughter she named Neema, Tabu Kalama found herself homeless and with no regular income. Kalama had no… Read more »

Top Health Body to Expand Guidelines On Abortion

Top Health Body to Expand Guidelines On Abortion

  Source: The Star By John Muchangi A new study showing that low-cadre birth attendants can effectively diagnose and treat incomplete abortion in developing countries is expected to form the… Read more »

Health Specialist (MCNH) NO-C, Lodwar

Health Specialist (MCNH) NO-C, Lodwar

Organization: UN Children’s Fund Country: Kenya Closing date: 26 Apr 2015 UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND (UNICEF) KENYA COUNTRY OFFICE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT “KCO/HLTH/2015 – 015 Re-advertisement Duty Station – Lodwar Health… Read more »

WADA worried by new Kenya doping allegations

WADA worried by new Kenya doping allegations

NEW YORK – A Kenyan television documentary purportedly showing a man being offered an injection of the blood booster erythropoietin (EPO) in a downtown pharmacy for US$100 (S$135) corroborates previous… Read more »

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