Kenya Health

Medics and chemists collude to defraud patients, says Wairia

the-star.co.ke

Medics and chemists collude to defraud patients, says Wairia


Read More ...

Mombasa bans hawking of food, water to contain cholera

the-star.co.ke

Mombasa bans hawking of food, water to contain cholera


Read More ...

Cholera leaves two dead in Mombasa

ntv.co.ke

Cholera leaves two dead in Mombasa


Read More ...

Outrage after India minister terms cancer ‘divine justice’

kbc.co.ke

Outrage after India minister terms cancer ‘divine justice’


Read More ...

Panic in Mombasa as mother and child die of cholera as 25 hospitalised

standardmedia.co.ke

Panic in Mombasa as mother and child die of cholera as 25 hospitalised


Read More ...

Mother and child die from cholera in Makande, Mombasa

ntv.co.ke

Mother and child die from cholera in Makande, Mombasa


Read More ...

Popular Stories

Home / Kenya / Health
Five diagnosed with breast cancer during Aga Khan medical camp
http://www.nation.co.ke Head of outreach services at Aga Khan Hospital giving the 2017 breast camp statistics where 602 women and 5 men attended the clinic on Saturday,56 fine needle aspiration (FNA) were conducted; 7 biopsies (use of needle to remove lump) were conducted, 58 breast ultrasound (imaging of the breast) done, five patients were diagnosed with breast cancer and 150 patients booked for the mammogram (x-ray picture of the breast).   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Alarm as cancer cases increase to 40,000 per year
The number of people diagnosed with cancer has doubled in the last five years. In 2012, there were 20,000 reported cases, but the number has risen to 40,000 annually. In spite of these grim numbers, the Government remains unmoved in its war against the disease that ranks third in the list of top killers in the country. To date, a law passed five years ago meant to improve diagnosis, treatment and care of patients remains ineffective due to what investigations by the Saturday Standard reveals as non-commitment from the State   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Cancer | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Medics and chemists collude to defraud patients, says Wairia
Murang’a governor Mwangi wa Iria has threatened to sack medical superintendents of local hospitals over lack of drugs and laboratory services. The governor who conducted an impromptu tour of Murang’a general hospital which is the county referral hospital was shocked to find hundreds of patients who had been referred to private labs and pharmacies. Patients complained that the hospital lacked basic drugs like de-wormers and that they are reffered to specific pharmacies and labs for tests and medication   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Mombasa bans hawking of food, water to contain cholera
A cholera outbreak in Mombasa has been contained two days after a mother and her child died. Health CEC Hazel Koitaba said the department of health and public sanitation has, as a preventive measure, banned hawking of food and bottled water in the county. "All companies in the sector (bottled water) are hereby directed to immediately present themselves and deposit their KEBS certification with the department failure to which punitive action will be taken against them including withdrawal of their products from the market and the risk of a total ban," Koitaba said in a statement on Friday   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Two people die of cholera in Mombasa
Two people have been confirmed dead following what is believed to be a cholera outbreak in Mombasa county. 25 others are said to be in critical condition after contracting the disease. 55 people suffering from diarrhea have been treated forcing Mombasa county government to set up three cholera treatment centers to curb further spread of the killer disease associated mainly with poor hygiene.   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Mombasa | 
Three decades on, stigma still stymies HIV prevention and treatment
There have been great strides and many important victories in the fight against HIV. Scientific innovations and sustained investment have been the most important weapons in this ongoing battle. Nevertheless the epidemic retains a powerful grip – especially on people in Africa. In sub-Saharan Africa, 19.4 million are living with the virus. In 2016 an estimated 15 000 new infections occurred every week in the region   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya | 
Governor Mwangi wa Iria angered by lab tests scam at public hospital
IN SUMMARY The governor later visited a private laboratory in town to find out why patients were being sent there He ordered the hospital laboratory to restock more testing equipment to stop the trend Patients seeking simple amoeba tests at Murang’a District Hospital are being referred to specific private laboratories in town. Angered by reports of the scam, Governor Mwangi wa Iria made an impromptu visit to the hospital's laboratory and warned the technologists against sending patients to private facilities for tests unless authorised by the hospital superintendent   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
The public health risks of increased use of reusable shopping bags
IN SUMMARY Experts sound warning on sudden replacement of plastic bags They might be a boon for the environment, but they come with a number of serious health risks A recent study has exposed public health risks associated with the sudden rise in the use of reusable bags. Three months after Kenya imposed a ban on plastic bags, most shoppers are either carrying their own reusable bags or purchasing them from shopping outlets   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Three confirmed dead, 25 hospitalised in Mombasa cholera outbreak
Mombasa County Government has shut down unlicensed food vendors and hotels in an effort to eradicate cholera. So far three people are reported dead and 25 others are hospitalised due to cholera. County health executive Hazel Koitaba has confirmed that the first cholera case was detected on October 19 in Mombasa.   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Mombasa | 
Nurses' strike lead to 500,000 children missing Polio, Measles vaccination
Kenya Red Cross secretary general Abbas Gullet said 500,000 children countrywide missed out on important polio and measles vaccination in public hospitals because of the squabbling between nurses and government for over five months.   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Two die of cholera in Mombasa
Mombasa county health executive Hazel Koitaba says two have died while 27 cases have been diagnosed and treated as result of a cholera outbreak.   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Mombasa | 
County Stories- Three die of cholera in Embu
At least three people have been reported dead following a cholera outbreak in Embu. The County’s Health Department is attributing the outbreak to contaminated water due to latrines overflowing following the heavy rains. This and other stories making headlines in the counties.c   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Push for city hospital to free patients held over bills
Two civil society groups are demanding the release of 12 patients detained at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital for inability to pay their medical bills, saying detention of patients is against the law.   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi | 
Cholera leaves two dead in Mombasa
http://www.nation.co.ke KCPE pupil Arina Pauline Awino mourning the death of her mother Susan Alindi Aloo, 39 and baby sister who succumbed due to cholera outbreak in Mombasa. The pupil got 251 marks in the national test. She was thrilled when she got her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, she knew she would join secondary school after surpassing the 250 average mark. But her joy was cut short when her mother and her seven months old sister died of cholera after the disease spread to slums in the city of Mombasa.   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Outrage after India minister terms cancer ‘divine justice’
Indians have reacted angrily after the health minister from Assam state said cancer “is divine justice” caused by “past sins of a person”. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that people could also get diseases like cancer “because of the sins of their parents”. Cancer patients and their relatives said they were saddened by the minister’s statement. Opposition parties have described his comments as “unfortunate”, and demanded a public apology   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Cancer | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Panic in Mombasa as mother and child die of cholera as 25 hospitalised
IN SUMMARY Medical authorities have reported 25 infections in Mombasa and recurrence in Mbeere Authorities have isolated patients in Majengo and transferred them to a clinic in Mwembe Tayari Cholera has swept across Mombasa following recent rains and flooding, killing two and leaving 25 others hospitalised. Officials confirmed a mother and her child died of cholera at Makande, forcing mass testing of residents who suffered similar symptoms   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Mombasa | 
Kenya ranked 124th out of 140 countries in combating infectious diseases
A report released by vision 2030 indicates that Kenya is still performing poorly in combating infectious diseases like tuberculosis. Currently the country ranks at position 124 out of 140 countries analyzed. The country however received accolades in combating malaria at position 53 out of 140. The report was made public at a health water and sanitation conference taking place in Nairobi.   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi | 
Mother and child die from cholera in Makande, Mombasa
Two people (a mother and her baby) have died in Makande, Mombasa County as a result of cholera that is said to have spread to slums A 15 year old girl who lost her mother and seven-month-old sister says her mother was washing clothes when she fell ill, and suffered from acute diarrhea and vomiting. The girl had just got her KCPE examination results, and is now traumatized as she has to take care of her two siblings. The Mombasa county health department has now established cholera treatment centres at Majengo Dispensary, Port Reitz in Changamwe and Utange, Kisauni to curb spread of the highly infectious disease   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Mombasa | 
Officials on high alert after new cholera infections
New cholera infections have been reported in Kamurugu area, Mbeere South Sub County this week. County Health Director Dr Stephen Kaniaru said they are on high alert, with the newest case reported on Tuesday. The number of cholera infections in the county now stands at 47. The first case was reported on October 21. The disease has led to the death of three people, one from Kanduri area Embu East and two from Mbeere South   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Mbeere |  Mbeere South | 
Sevilla coach Berizzo in prostate cancer shock - Capital Sports
Sevilla’s Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the club confirmed on Wednesday, just hours after his side staged a remarkable comeback against Liverpool in the Champions League. “The medical services of Sevilla FC can inform that the coach of the first team, Eduardo Berizzo, has been diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma of the prostate,” the club said in a statement   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya | 
Low awareness, high costs add to Kenya’s kidney disease burden
“Opening up of many dialysis centres and increasing uptake to insurance just improves on both financial and geographical accesses but does not affect disease prevalence or incidence… more needs to be done.”   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Fifteen children to get free heart surgery at MP Shah
Fifteen children suffering congenital heart disease will undergo free surgery at MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi. Marketing manager Jane Gichongo said the surgeries will be by a team of pediatric cardiologists from Healing Little Hearts Charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, UK, and their unit. Selected needy children will undergo screening followed by cardiac catheter interventions at no charge from Wednesday   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi | 
Family asks for Sh1 million to treat son's congenital heart disease
A family in Mombasa has sought help to raise Sh1 million for their adopted son's treatment. It can involve the walls of the heart and its valves, arteries and veins near the heart, according to MedlinePlus, a US medical website. The website says the condition can disrupt the normal flow of blood through the heart. "The blood flow can slow down, go in the wrong direction or to the wrong place, or be blocked completely," it says, adding it can be fatal without medicines, catheter procedures, surgeries or heart transplants   Read More ...
Categories: Health |  Family & Parenting | 
Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Family |  Sons | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Diabetes – Playing the ‘feminine card’
People with type 1 diabetes can lead long, active lives if they carefully monitor their glucose, make the needed lifestyle changes, and adhere to the treatment plan. Diabetes is a chronic, lifelong condition that affects your body’s ability to use the energy found in food. There are three major types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and Gestational diabetes   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Uasin Gishu doctors threaten boycott after MTRH doctor's murder
Uasin Gishu doctors have threatened to boycott work if they are not guaranteed security following the murder of a medical intern last week. Joseph Abuya, chairman of Eldoret's branch of the Kenya Medical Association, said police should act first and bring the killers of Dr Boutrous Mbugua to book. Speaking to the press at St Luke's Hospital on Monday, Abuya noted this was not the first case   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Uasin Gishu |  Eldoret | 
Nurses call off their strike
It was relief for thousands of patients who flocked public health facilities just hours after nurses called off their strike. Nurses in most parts of the country heeded the calls to resume work even as others ignored the directive despite the return to work order issued by their union officials. And as Lynace Mwashighadi reports, some county administrations have issued ultimatums to have striking nurses resume duty by Monday or face the sack.   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya | 
Here is the disease that sent KALONZO’s wife, PAULINE, to a Germany hospital! PHOTO of where she is hospitalized
Thursday November 16, 2017 Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has been in Germany for over a month where he is taking care of his sick wife, Pauline Kalonzo. According to sources, Pauline is receiving specialized Oncological Therapy at a Cancer Clinic in Germany. Known as Graal-Müritz Clinic (in photo), the center offers one of the best cancer treatments in Europe   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Germany | 
Today is World Diabetes Day! Here’s why you need to take Diabetes seriously | Our2Cents
Today, November 14th, is World Diabetes Day! Led by the International Diabetes Federation, World Diabetes Day unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy. The campaign aims to reflect on the realities of dealing with this chronic condition. In this episode, Dr. Linda Gathara from The Nairobi Hospital join Susan Wong and Sharon Mundia to share more about Diabetes   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi | 
Good Morning Kenya - Cancer awareness as a key to tackling the disease
Good Morning Kenya (GMK) Health Tuesday : Samuel Njoroge engages Prof.Muthoni Musibi (Director- ELEWA Cancer Foundation), David Makumi (Chair - KENCO) and Florence Ojode (Cancer Survivor) on cancer awareness and management.   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Cancer | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
High costs force many patients to seek herbalists’ care
The government has been urged to waive the costs of medication for non-communicable diseases. Speaking while marking world diabetes day in Kitale town, the Kitale Diabetes Association (KDA) chairperson Stephene Musyoka said the costs of meeting medication for diabetes is expensive making most diabetics to fail in continuing with medication hence endangering their lives. He mentioned diabetic type one which is hereditary as the one whose medication is costly and drugs are hard to find   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Prevalence of diabetes in kids increasing at an alarming rate each year
The global prevalence of diabetes in children is increasing by 3.5 per cent annually, according to the World Health Organisation. This figure has prompted the government to step in through hospitals and community health centres to educate the public. Dr Joyce Mbogo, a paediatric endocrinologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, explained: “Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks its own insulin-producing pancreatic cells   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Farmers aid in spread of drug resistant diseases
Farmers contribute to the spread of drug resistant diseases like some strains of gonorrhea by misusing antibiotics in animals. Kenya Veterinary Association says this happens through the increased overuse and misuse of the bacteria-fighting drugs. KVA chairman Dr Samuel Kahariri said the veterinary field is poorly regulated and swamped by a high number of quacks. “This easily introduces drug residues in the foods and poses a great public health concern since it leads to anti-microbial resistance   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Two people die of cholera in Kayole, Nairobi
Two people have been confirmed dead and 18 others are in hospital following an alleged outbreak of cholera in Kayole area of in Nairobi. Nairobi County Health department is expressing fears that the outbreak may spread owing to poor sanitation and lack of clean running water in the area. The County government has now deployed water treatment chemicals to help curb the spread of the killer disease.   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Kayole | 
FKE warns employers against discriminating HIV infected workers
http://www.nation.co.ke The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) have warned employers against discriminating and stigmatising workers living with HIV/ AIDS. FKE Coast regional manager, Salim Mwawaza, and Project Officer William Wandera warned employers against violating the rights of workers regardless of their health status. They however noted that cases of stigma and discrimination among persons living with HIV has drastically gone down at the workplace.   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Workers | 
Market access: Boost for pharmaceuticals as EAC mulls single regulator
NAIROBI, KENYA: The pharmaceutical sector is set to benefit from wider access to the market following a plan by the East African Community (EAC) States to set up a single regulatory agency for drugs. The regulator is expected to cut time and costs of evaluations and approvals of medicines and medical devices, allowing drug firms to access the 160 million-strong EAC market with ease   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi | 
Sh28 billion project for new Moi referral hospital to start in January
The Sh28 billion project for a new Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital will kick off in January. The new structure will have 2,000 beds and an international centre for medical research and tourism. CEO Wilson Aruasa on Tuesday said the project will take up to 200 acres of land at Kiplombe. "There should be no fears that the project has stalled because we have been planning   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
IUDs linked to lower risk of cervical cancer
Women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception might have a lower risk of cervical cancer than their counterparts who do not use this form of.   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Diabetes: City Mum’s journey to recovery and drastic lifestyle changes
By AGEWA MAGUT and AGGREY OMBOKI When she miscarried, Winnie Nginyo went through the battery of tests as prescribed by her doctors, unaware of what had caused the traumatic event. After analysing the results, doctors at MP Shah subsequently told her she had Type 1 diabetes. “I was shocked and disappointed by the diagnosis at first since I could not imagine having the condition,” says Ms Nginyo, who runs the Whattle Blossom Lodge, a tourist hotel   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Embrace kangaroo care, hospitals told
The Ministry of Health has called on health facilities in 26 counties to implement kangaroo mother care (KMC) technique in medical facilities to save lives of babies born prematurely. The technique, the ministry says, would complement available incubators, adding that shortage of incubators in public hospitals is the leading cause of deaths of preterm infants. So far, only 21 counties use the technique in some of their facilities, while the country only has 20 trainers for the same   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Experts say cost of medication for diabetes too high
The government has been urged to put measures in place, to reduce the cost of medication for non- communicable diseases, such as Diabetes. As the world commemorates world Diabetes today, many Kenyans Diagnosed with the condition, still face challenges in management of the condition, owing to the high cost of treatment. The day was marked in various parts of the country, with a majority of Kenyans turning up for a free medical check up, to measure blood sugar levels for Diabetes. Eunice Omollo reports.   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |