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UN agencies call for coordinated approach to tackle emerging health threats

Xinhua 27 Mar 2023
NAIROBI, March 27 (Xinhua) -- The growing threat to public health security linked to climate change, antimicrobial resistance, biodiversity loss, the emergence of lethal pathogens and food contamination calls for a joint response from governments, multilateral and research ...

Border Points Under Surveillance to Deter Marburg Virus Spillover - Health Chief Amoth

All Africa 24 Mar 2023
Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health has announced increased surveillance at all crossing points following the outbreak of the Marburg Virus Disease in neighboring Tanzania ....

Tanzanian officials confirm 5 dead from Marburg disease

Federal News Radio 22 Mar 2023
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s health ministry on Tuesday confirmed that five people have died and three others are being treated for the Ebola-like Marburg disease ... NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s health ministry on Tuesday confirmed that five people have died and three others are being treated for the Ebola-like Marburg disease.

Kenya heightens surveillance after outbreak of Marburg in Tanzania 22 Mar 2023
NAIROBI, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan health authorities said Wednesday they are on high alert after neighboring Tanzania detected the first-ever case of Marburg virus disease in the country's northwest Kagera region. The Ministry of Health directed all health personnel at the ...

Consumers looking to reduce e-waste have new options

Grist 21 Mar 2023
... software to provide health services, to donate a batch of older phones, set up with new mobility software. Instead of the phones being recycled, they were given to health workers in Nairobi, Kenya, who travel regionally into remote and underserved areas to deliver health care.

Why 70 percent of the world’s maternal deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa

Vox 17 Mar 2023
In her daughter’s memory, Muteti started the Nairobi-based organization Zuri Nzilani Foundation , which seeks to strengthen maternal health care in Kenya by financially and emotionally supporting pregnant people, increasing training opportunities for health care professionals, ...

African campaigners call for greening poultry value chains to stem climate crisis 14 Mar 2023
NAIROBI, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Sub-Saharan African countries should adopt poultry production systems that are carbon neutral and less reliant on industrial chemicals in order to tame the climate crisis and avert the spread of superbugs, campaigners said on Tuesday.

African countries made huge gains in life expectancy. Now that could be erased.

Indian Express 14 Mar 2023
The health systems in Kenya and much of sub-Saharan Africa \u2014 and the international ... Gershim Asiki, a research scientist focused on management and prevention of these conditions at the African Population and Health Research Center, an independent organization in Nairobi.

I met women and girls in Kenya affected by HIV – this is how to ...

The Independent 12 Mar 2023
It wasn’t until she came to Ngong Sub-County Hospital, about an hour outside of Nairobi, that she understood the risks to her baby.

African officials say digitization key to achieving gender parity, food security

Xinhua 08 Mar 2023
NAIROBI, March 8 (Xinhua) -- The attainment of gender parity, food security, and improved health outcomes for African women and girls will be dependent on sustained investments in digital technologies, senior officials said on Wednesday at a virtual event to mark International Women's Day.

Kenya Expands Use of World's First Malaria Vaccine in Lake-Endemic Region

All Africa 07 Mar 2023
Nairobi -- Kenya's Ministry of Health announced that, starting on March 7, 2023, more children in the ...

Kenya expands malaria vaccination targeting children in endemic counties 06 Mar 2023
NAIROBI, March 6 (Xinhua) -- The Kenyan Ministry of Health and partners will expand coverage of malaria vaccination targeting children in eight endemic counties adjacent to the Lake Victoria basin, senior officials said Monday ... told journalists in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

Boys Set for HPV Vaccine in Efforts to Tame Cervical Cancer Linked to Sex

All Africa 02 Mar 2023
Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health is set to adopt a new approach to counter an increase in cervical cancer, which is mainly caused by the Human PapillomaVirus (HPV), through inclusion of boys in HPV vaccine roll out ....

WHO launches training for 100 Kenyan health personnel on emergency response

Xinhua 27 Feb 2023
NAIROBI, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday launched training for 100 Kenyan health personnel on emergency response ... WHO launches training for 100 Kenyan health personnel on emergency response.

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