healthcare

Uhuru Kenyatta promises to establish 10 chemotherapy centers across Kenya

2nd August 2019

Uhuru Kenyatta promises to establish 10 chemotherapy centers across Kenya Numerous leaders have called for establishment of chemotherapy centers to bring medical care closer to the people suffering from cancer. In addition to those chemotherapy centers he further promised to provide three (3) radiology centers to serve Kenyans and reduce medical tourism to India, USA […]

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Budget for Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) in FY 2019/2020

27th May 2019

Budget for Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) in FY 2019/2020 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) is expected to be allocated Ksh. 378 million which comprises 61.4% of the Medical and Bio-Medical Services programme. The remaining resources under the programme are expected to be allocated towards Kisumu County Hospital (Ksh. […]

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Kisumu County doesn’t care about mental health

27th May 2019

Kisumu County doesn’t care about mental health When were recently analyzing the Kisumu County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) 2018-2022, we’re shocked on discovering that only Ksh. 3 million had been allocated towards mental health in Kisumu County. This is an allocation which definitely needs to be looked into during the mid-term review next year. The […]

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Health Referral System in Kisumu County

24th May 2019

Health Referral System in Kisumu County An health referral system is key towards accessing emergency healthcare systems. In the case of Kisumu County we information from reliable sources that they have eight (8) ambulances. This is an enabler of the county’s referral system. Out of the eight ambulances, 1 is a state-of-the-art ambulance. We were […]

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Pharmaceutical company exposed for bribing doctors to boost sales

6th May 2019

Pharmaceutical company exposed for bribing doctors to boost sales Two whistle blowers at a pharmaceutical company have come out and exposed a pharmaceutical company for bribing doctors to boost their sales. This is according to documents filed at the federal court in the United States. This bribery is part and parcel of a multi-pronged strategy […]

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Why do Nairobians Flood Kiambu Hospitals?

26th October 2018

Read More: Ndakaini dam is drying up Kenyatta national hospital doctors successfully reattach an arm cut during an accident Why do Nairobi residents flood Kiambu County Hospitals?   Sharing is Caring:0

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Lessons from British National Health Service (NHS)

21st August 2018

These are the lessons learnt from the National Health Service (NHS) of Great Britain. It is a proof that investing in healthcare has positive impact.

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What we now know about Cuban Healthcare statistics

22nd June 2018

This article is about Cuban healthcare system. Its merits and demerits.

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Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen

BOOK REVIEW: Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen

2nd June 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen Part 1: For the last one week, I’ve been reading a book titled Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen. The author won a Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1998. Therefore, he is a respected figure in the field of economics. I came across very interesting information […]

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Kangaroo Mother Care

Kangaroo Mother Care

21st May 2018

Kangaroo Mother Care, a continuous skin to skin contact between the mother and preterm baby to help keep the baby warm and encourage weight gain in preterm babies Kangaroo mother care is also known as skin-to-skin care. According to Wikipedia, “this technique is used for low birth weight preterm babies who are likely to suffer […]

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What is the difference between a Post-mortem and autopsy

18th May 2018

What is the difference between a Post-mortem and autopsy “On job, the pathologist identifies the subject before conducting a post-mortem or an autopsy. In a post-mortem, you examine the body without dissecting it. An autopsy, on the other hand, is a more invasive and intrusive exercise where you dissect the body and remove organs for […]

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HIV PREVALENCE IN AFRICA

18th March 2018

HIV PREVALENCE IN AFRICA Read More: My trip to South Africa in November 2017 Sharing is Caring:0

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War on Drugs in Portugal is making progress despite their non-conventional approach

19th January 2018

War on Drugs in Portugal is making progress despite their non-conventional approach War on drugs in Portugal is progressive, unlike in Kenya and many other countries as revealed in latest research report. Portugal treats drug abuse like any other disease. It’s not a criminal offence to do drugs in Portugal. How will that work here […]

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Doctors Promise “Not to Do Harm”

9th November 2017

Doctors Promise “Not to Do Harm” In the United Kingdom, the National Health Service (NHS) has released a ‘memo’ that patients who smoke or are obese will be prevented from receiving non-urgent surgeries unless they stop smoking or work on losing their weight. This is happening despite the doctors promise not to do harm. This […]

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SELF-MEDICATION AND ABUSE OF ALCOHOL IN THE AMERICA  

2nd November 2017

SELF-MEDICATION AND ABUSE OF ALCOHOL IN THE AMERICA   Research estimates that 16,651 people died of opioid overdoses in 2010. A DEA whistleblower called Joe Rannazzisi indicated that “opioid crisis was allowed to spread – aided by congress, lobbyists…” And: “From 2006 to 2010 an average of 88,121 people died each year from alcohol consumption.” […]

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REVIEW OF HEALTH SERVICES IN KAKAMEGA COUNTY CIDP

21st September 2017

REVIEW OF HEALTH SERVICES IN KAKAMEGA COUNTY CIDP 2013-2017 Introduction Kakamega County’s population was estimated by the 2009 Housing Census to be 1,660,651. At that time, there were more female at 52 per cent of the total population than makes who stood at 48 per cent. The county’s population is estimated to be growing at […]

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Egyptian Adults are the Most Obese in the World

16th June 2017

EGYPTIAN ADULTS ARE THE MOST OBESE GLOBALLY Egyptian Adults are the most obese in the world, the most recent study published recently has revealed that there are 2 billion obese people around the world. This includes both children and adults. It further reported that the deaths associated with obesity is increasing. This medical study was […]

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NURSES’ STRIKE IN KENYA UPDATES

6th June 2017

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE NURSES’ STRIKE IN KENYA Summary of demands The Kenya National Union of Nurses (Knun) has made the following demands in the CBA. Call for harmonization of salaries that are currently have huge disparities An increase in salary for the lowest paid nurses from Ksh. 16,000 to 35,000. The Council of […]

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Tuberculosis drug for Children Introduced in Kenya

30th September 2016

The drug for TB particularly designed for treatment of children has reached Kenya. The drug is reported to be fruit-flavored in order to be appealing for children. This is the first time that drugs designed for adults has been redesigned to fit for children’s use as revealed by TB Alliance. Tuberculosis is one of the […]

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