Latest News for: Nairobi health


Kenya: COVID-19 Market Monitoring Initiative in Nairobi informal settlements factsheet (March 2021)

Reliefweb 18 May 2021
These measures, while necessary from a public health perspective, are likely to negatively impact market systems on which vulnerable populations in Nairobi depend ... Kibera, Korogocho, Kayole, Lunga Lunga, Majengo, Mathare, Mukuru and Soweto informal settlements in Nairobi county.

Tanzania experts suggest overhaul of COVID-19 denial policy

San Francisco Chronicle 18 May 2021
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A special committee of health experts formed by Tanzania's new president on Monday recommended an overhaul of the country's approach to COVID-19, which until lately was to deny its existence ... Led by Said Aboud from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied ...

Kenya pledges investments to boost action on mental health crisis

Urdu Point 17 May 2021
NAIROBI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th May, 2021 ) .-- Kenya will increase budgetary allocation ... He spoke in Nairobi during a virtual multisectoral forum on Kenya's mental health investment attended by senior policymakers, development partners, experts and advocates.

Kenya: Cash grants provide critical relief for families in the grip of hunger

Reliefweb 13 May 2021
A woman walks through the narrow alleyways of the Huruma informal urban settlement in Nairobi ... WFP is also treating malnutrition in children aged under 5, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, and older people, through health centres in the informal settlements of Nairobi and Mombasa.

WHO reviewing Seychelles COVID-19 data after fully vaccinated people test positive

Yahoo Daily News 12 May 2021
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it was reviewing coronavirus data from Seychelles after the health ministry said more than a third of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week had been fully vaccinated.

Kenyans Breath A Sigh Of Relief As Covid Restrictions Ease

Jacksonville Free Press 11 May 2021
For more than a month, Nairobi city residents had borne the brunt of the harsh restrictions imposed by Kenyatta ...Compliance with necessary Covid-19 public health measures is not about torture as (is) happening on Thika Road (one of the main highways in Nairobi), but about national dialogue and community engagement on protecting lives,” he said.

Monitoring and Evaluation Intern ( 4 Positions)

Reliefweb 11 May 2021
Center for Public Health and Development (CPHD) is a Nairobi based non-profit organization working to improve health systems through training and other innovations in the East and Southern Africa region ... Have work experience of at least 2 years in a Kenyan health facility.

Kenya's COVID-19 vaccine shots administered to over 900,000 people 10 May 2021
NAIROBI, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Ministry of Health said on Monday the country had inoculated more than 900,000 people against COVID-19 amid intensified efforts to contain the pandemic ... "Of these, 280,876 are aged 58 years and above, health workers, 160,947, teachers, 143,684, ...

316 Covid-19 Cases Registered With Posiivity Rate Standing at 7.4%

All Africa 10 May 2021
Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health on Sunday reported 316 COVID-19 cases, from 4,251 screened samples marking a 7.4 per cent positivity rate ....

Geneva Palais briefing note on the impact of the deadly COVID-19 surge on children in India, and increasingly in the region

Reliefweb 08 May 2021
Entire health systems could collapse, leading to more tragic loss of life ... And of course the impact of the outbreak and public health and social measures on children is likely to be aggravated following the second wave ... [1] National Family Health Survey-5 (2019-2020) ... UNICEF Nairobi.

Feature: Kenya's elderly people take lead in COVID-19 vaccination 07 May 2021
NAIROBI, May 7 (Xinhua) -- When the Kenyan government announced in March that the elderly would be given priority in COVID-19 vaccination, Andrew Wandera, a resident of Busia, Kenya, heeded the call ... Other targeted persons are teachers, health workers and security officers.

WHO warns of new COVID wave in Africa

Manila Bulletin 07 May 2021
Health care workers testing people in Nairobi, Kenya during a ...

WHO says COVID-19 vaccine supply hitches could reignite upticks in Africa

Xinhua 07 May 2021
... a World Health Organization official said. NAIROBI, May 7 (Xinhua) -- The delays in supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa linked to the crisis in India could reignite new waves of infections in the continent, the World Health Organization (WHO) official said Thursday.

You have Uhuru, we have Suluhu, let’s do business - President Samia

Ghana Web 06 May 2021
Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu ended her Kenyan visit on a high note with a sprightly address to both houses of Parliament that extolled relations between the two countries and listed resolutions and agreements reached in her two-day tour of Nairobi. Trade, health, ...

Gambia: Gambia's Trachoma-Free Status 'Sets Example for Africa'

All Africa 06 May 2021
Nairobi -- Gambia has eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, offering hope to other African countries trying to eradicate the painful eye disease ....