Sep 05

Africa to get 220m Covid-19 vaccine doses

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that once a Covid-19 vaccine is approved, Africa will get at least 220 million initial doses. The first batch will prioritise front-line healthcare workers and vulnerable groups, according to the WHO Africa Program Area Manager Richard Mihigo. He said distribution will be based on the population of each […]

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Sep 04

Two-month-old firm won Sh1bn Kemsa tenders

Traders who supplied items worth billions of shillings to the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority had a difficult time on Thursday trying to justify how they won lucrative tenders. The National Assembly’s Health committee met three suppliers as it emerged some companies with no history of doing business in Kenya won tenders amounting to millions of […]

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Sep 03

Kenya on Thursday recorded 212 new cases of Covid-19

Kenya on Thursday recorded 212 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country’s total to 34,705, Health CAS Rashid Aman confirmed. This was after a sample of 3,937 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative tests to 463,499. Aman confirmed that all were Kenyans except 14 who were foreigners. Speaking during the daily Covid-19 […]

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Sep 03

Public health officers were attacked Wednesday after burying the body of a COVID-19 victim

Police in Machakos are investigating an incident in which seven public health officers were attacked Wednesday after burying the body of a COVID-19 victim. The health officers, who had interred the remains of a 60-year-old male resident of Thinu Village, Ngelani Sub-Location in Kathiani Constituency, were on their way out of the homestead in the […]

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Sep 02

Moses Kuria admitted in hospital due to Corona virus

I really hope that beyond all the debate around Covid-19, all and sundry will not forget that Corona Virus is real. The worst thing we can do is to lower our guard! And above all let us remember our gallant front line workers- Not just doctors and nurses like but subordinate staff who put their […]

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Sep 02

So sad as Ministry of Health bought unverified Covid-19 testing kits

The Health ministry procured unverified Covid-19 testing kits worth Sh365 million in a shocking move that puts thousands of lives at risk. There are fears most of these kits may yield false results, dealing a blow to the fight against the pandemic even as the government claims it is flattening the curve. In a letter […]

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Sep 02

Let put hands together to deliver quality health care, urges Mutahi Kagwe.

These structures are constructed by the people they will serve; they coalesce around the languages and cultures that inform our collective aspirations and give us a national identity. Five months ago, when I was appointed the Cabinet Secretary for Health, it was to these aspirations that I looked for guidance on how to best serve. […]

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Sep 02

US woman have been cured of HIV

A woman who was infected with HIV in 1992 may be the first person cured of the virus without a bone marrow transplant or medication, researchers say. An additional 63 people in their study controlled the infection without drugs. HIV apparently was sequestered in the body in such a way that it could not reproduce. […]

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Aug 31

Why Covid-19 affect more men than women

Kenya recorded 263 cases of Covid-19 yesterday following the testing of 4,424 samples. This brings the total number of positive cases to 34,057. The country has lost two patients to the disease, bringing the number of fatalities to 574. The number of recoveries were 98, with the Health ministry stating that 79 of them were […]

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Aug 31

Kenyan Scientists given Ksh1.8bn for research centre

A Kenyan research programme is one of 11 that have received Sh1.8 billion from the globally acclaimed USA National Institutes of Health to establish cutting-edge research centres for emerging diseases such as Covid-19. Virology professor Kariuki Njenga, who is also a senior researcher at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri), will establish the Centre for Research […]

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