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20,000 test positive for HIV in six years

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20,000 test positive for HIV in six years


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Kibwana launches ambitious free healthcare plan for Makueni residents

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Kibwana launches ambitious free healthcare plan for Makueni residents


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20,000 test positive for HIV in six years
20,000 test positive for HIV in six years Over 20,000 individuals tested positive for HIV in the past six years, The Standard can reveal. And 80 per cent of those infected have already been linked to treatment according to an LVCT health report released Wednesday. "HIV testing services were offered through stand-alone HIV testing centres, mobile, home-based, work-place and outreach where 820,453 people were tested in Nairobi, Kisumu, Machakos, Makueni   Read More ...
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Millions splashed on hospitality can buy 69 dialysis machines
Money that Nairobi, Machakos and Makueni counties have budgeted for office refreshments can buy up to 69 dialysis machines, calculations show. Similarly, the budgets totalling Sh203 million can buy of 1.7 million packets of maize flour for thousands of families living in those counties. The World Health Organisation estimates that one in every five men, and one in every four women aged between 65 and 74 years, have chronic kidney   Read More ...
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Kibwana launches ambitious free healthcare plan for Makueni residents
All Makueni County "citizens" will be treated for free at all major public hospitals starting next month, Governor Kivutha Kibwana announced on Friday. Speaking at Wote Town during a ceremony to flag off medicine to county hospitals and showcase medical equipment, Prof Kibwana said the programme, called the Universal Healthcare Plan, was meant to ensure that more citizens access healthcare. “Starting at the end of this month, resident citizens will   Read More ...
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Kibwana launches ambitious free healthcare plan for Makueni residents
All Makueni County "citizens" will be treated for free at all major public hospitals starting next month, Governor Kivutha Kibwana announced on Friday. Speaking at Wote Town during a ceremony to flag off medicine to county hospitals and showcase medical equipment, Prof Kibwana said the programme dubbed Universal Healthcare Plan was meant to ensure that more citizens access healthcare. “Starting at the end of this month, resident citizens will be   Read More ...
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Health: State rolls out Sh1.5b vaccination drive
State rolls out Sh1.5b vaccination drive The Government plans to spend Sh1.5 billion in the next five years to vaccinate dogs against rabies. Some of the counties targeted are Kitui, Kisumu, Makueni, Machakos and Siaya. Acting Medical Services Director Jackson Kioko said, "Rabies kills up to 60,000 people per year worldwide and in Kenya, 1,000 to 2,000 human deaths are due to rabies." He spoke at the launch of   Read More ...
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Doctor rules out possibility of lead poisoning for Thange residents affected by oil spillage
A doctor has ruled out any possibility of lead poisoning among residents of Thange village in Kibwezi, Makueni County affected by an oil spillage that contaminated water sources. Dr. Tom Bosire Menge a Chief Toxicologist based at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) assured the residents that the more than 400,000 litres of oil that seeped   Read More ...
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First lady hands fully-kitted mobile clinic to Makueni county
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Thursday presented a fully-kitted mobile clinic to the county government of Makueni under her Beyond Zero campaign, in a bid to realizing quality maternal health care to both women and children. The first lady lauded area county Gov’ts efforts in the health sector, and called on Kenyans to empower women   Read More ...
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