2023 Intake Open University of Kenya
2023 Intake Open University of Kenya

Health

Get the latest in medical advancements and reporting on health issues both locally in the counties, nationally, and global reporting in the health sector.

Kenyan Health Leader Benda Kithaka Wins Prestigious International Award

Kenya’s Benda Kithaka, Founder and Executive Director of KILELE Health, has been named the 2024 Rachel Pearline Award recipient by the United States National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health.  This recognition celebrates Kithaka's exceptional...

How unposted interns and overworked doctors fuel Kenya’s healthcare crisis

The medical professionals are advocating for a complete overhaul of the system, demanding financial stability, clear career progression opportunities, and a supportive work environment. They are also fighting for the hiring of medical interns to...

How 11-year-old girl is battling genetic blood disorder

According to the Ministry of Health, about 14,000 children are born with this condition each year. An estimated 50-90% of those born with the condition perish undiagnosed before reaching their fifth birthday in Sub-Saharan Africa. Marion...
Participants follow proceedings at the Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society (KOGS) 48th annual summit that took place between February 12-16, in Mombasa County. PHOTO/KOGS.

Kenya revolutionizes maternal healthcare with affordable life-saving medications

Heat Stable Carbetocin, a medication for preventing excessive bleeding during and after birth, has been added to the list, granting all health facilities in Kenya the authority to utilize this drug. Mid last year, medical...
A health specialist attends to a pupil in Zambia as efforts to combat the ongoing cholera outbreak gain weight. The government, with support from WHO, has embarked on administration of vaccines in order to contain the crisis. PHOTO/MSF.

Zambia’s Cholera Crisis: Groping for health, governance, and resilience

Speaking to reporters in Lusaka on January 16, Zambia’s Health Minister Sylvia Masebo said the cholera outbreak has since affected 45 out of the country’s 116 districts. The outbreak has exposed the vulnerabilities in Zambia's...

Sad reality as persons living with disabilities still suffer neglect

1.3 billion people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), experience significant disability today, representing 16% of the global population.  The infrastructural setting in most learning institutions is not disability friendly. The International Day of Persons...

Commemorating World AIDS Day in Mombasa County 

By the end of 2022, there was about 39.0 million people living with the disease and most of them were in the WHO African Region. Community members also participated in tree planting, with more than...

Stakeholders partner to increase access to HIV services in Nyanza

The key stakeholders have been mobilizing youths to meet in special social activities like sporting tournaments, where they are exclusively hosted in private booths. According to the needs assessed by the healthcare providers, Zipline delivers...
A variety of foods which are common and readily available in many households in Africa. The WHO has given guidelines on the consumption of fats and carbohydrates. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Boosting Immunity: Neglected and underutilized crops could improve health

WHO reaffirms that adults should limit total fat intake to 30% of total energy intake or less.  Undernutrition has affected over 180 million people living with HIV.  Scientists estimate that about 400,000 plant species exist on...
Mollentinah Ajiamo, Founder and Host, Young Twenties and Trying (YTT) Show. PHOTO/Mollentinah Ajiamo.

Understanding Depression: Unraveling the reality of a silent struggle

By Veronicah Njoki It is not a sign of weakness, yet it is not definitely a bad mood that it would eventually disappear. Mollentinah is the founder and host of the YTT Show, which targets youth...