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$100k Raised in Integrity's Latest Run for Kenya

 Integrity Worldwide’s Run for Kenya has managed to raised $100,000 in its most recent run from the humble beginnings of a few thousands during its initial years.    Integrity was founded by Averee Hicks and her spouse Alan Hicks with a goal to bring clean drinking water to the village of Meto.    “We planned to do it for one year and make a couple thousand of dollars. We are now on target to raise maybe.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 29th September 2017

New Labs in Kenya To Check On Quality Of Pharmacy Products

 A specialized laboratory has been set up to keep a check on the quality and safety of pharmaceutical products already approved for sale with the country.   The lab is expected cost up to the tune of Sh300 million. This newest established has been set up to make sure that all pharmaceutical products sold in the country conform to the requirements mandated by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB).    Speaking about this new.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 23rd September 2017

Eye from Zion treats 723 in Kenya, sets up new eye clinic

 During the week of August 15-23, 2017, volunteers with Israel’s Eye from Zion humanitarian organization held an “eye camp” in Chuka, Kenya. They received 723 patients in three locations, from infants to senior citizens, performing free treatments and surgeries – 85 percent of the surgeries to remove cataracts and 10% to correct astigmatism.   Medical personnel volunteering for this mission came from Western.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017

Kenya: Missionary receives national award for her medical work

 Irish Loreto Missionary, Sr Mary Owens, has been presented with an award by the Ministry of Health in Kenya in appreciation of her timeless service and dedication to the country’s Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) Programme. The Programme provides quality HIV care, treatment and support to those infected or affected by HIV and is part of the ministry’s National AIDS and STI Control Programme. Over 200,000 children under 14 years.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017

Medical-Education in Sub-Sahara Africa

 Medical education in Africa has significantly evolved over the years. From the time when there were only 5 medical schools in the region, to the expansion era after African countries achieved independence and now when the medical education structure is making efforts in providing m-health programmes for students.    Online courses have great potential of improving healthcare in Sub-Sahara Africa. However, the medical education.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017

Indian doctors offer health services at Mombasa Hospital

 The administrative director of Mombasa Hospital Abbas Nasser says specialist surgeons from India are conducting a free medical camp at Pandya hospital where they are treating patients with cancer, heart and diabetes and related problems.   “Those that shall require surgery will be operated on free of charge”, he said.   He lauded the collaboration with the Indian doctors saying this would make it easier and.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017

Kenya's MPs to name only 1 wife in new medical scheme

 Elected MPs with large families or more than one spouse will have to bear the brunt of the austerity measures introduced by the Salaries and Remunerations Commission (SRC). Unlike in the past, the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) medical scheme now covers only the MP or senator and a maximum of five dependants. According to the scheme seen by The Standard, family members covered include one spouse and four children aged under 25.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017

Aspirant holds free medical camp for 1,500 residents

 Jubilee MP aspirant for South Imenti constituency Shadrack Mwiti has sponsored a five-day free medical camp for residents.   About 1,500 people were examined on the first day of the medical camp.   Doctor Mwihurih Githinji said gastritis, hypertension andurinary tract infections were common ailments.   He said they refererred four patients with high blood pressure to Meru Level Five Hospital and detected 11 cases of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

Kenya: Insti HIV Self Test Demonstrates High User Acceptance in Kenya Study

 bioLytical Laboratories Inc., a leader in rapid diagnostic assays, is pleased to share that its INSTI HIV Self Test was featured at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris as an oral presentation. The late breaker abstract[1] highlighted ground-breaking research into blood-based self-testing with INSTI, creating a foundation for other researchers to build on. The results were presented to an.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

AAR Kenya to build Sh2.5 billion hospital

 A regional healthcare provider is set to open its first hospital wing in the country before the end on the year to meet the ever rising healthcare demands from the public.   AAR Health Care Kenya, which has presence in three East African countries, namely Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, will spend at least Sh2.5 billion to put up the new facility that has a capacity of over 100 beds.   Since its establishment a few years ago, the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

Pumwani Maternity receives Sh43m medical equipment

 The Pumwani Maternity Hospital on Friday received Sh43 million medical and bio-metrical equipment.   The donation from Coca Cola Africa is aimed at reducing maternal deaths.   While handing over the donation, Nairobi Governor Kidero’s wife, Susan Mboya, who doubles as the president of the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation said the project has been a great success.   She said the donation had been made possible through.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

Kenya: Free Medical Cover for Elderly to Start 2018, CS Mailu Says

 Elderly citizens under the government's cash transfer programme will soon be enjoying free medical cover as part of enhanced welfare for the aged.   The government intends to enlist all Kenyans aged 70 years and above to the National Hospital Insurance Fund and pay for their monthly contributions to enable them access free medical services.   According to the Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu, the Inua Jamii program run.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017



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