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19 Oct 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • A report handed to Kenya's Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu also showed that the 1,000 were from a sample of 2,500 people who sought treatment from hospitals in the area.

  • During his tour of the area, Marsabit Governor Mohamud Ali listed a number of challenges faced by the region’s health department, among them lack of specialists in the county.

  • The governor also urged the Health ministry to help him with his plans to establish a branch of the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) in Marsabit.

11 Sep 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The capital Praia alone had recorded 170 cases, DW Radio said, adding that at least 14 infections were imported from the malaria endemic countries.

  • Generally, the Cape Verde carries low risk of malaria aside from the islands of Boavista and Sao Tiago, where there may be a risk between August and November.

LUANDA, Sunday

Cape Verde has this year recorded the worst malaria outbreak in over two decades, media reported

20 Jul 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Kenya's Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Cleopa Mailu on Wednesday announced that Jacaranda and San Valencia hotels in Nairobi have been closed down indefinitely in the wake of cholera outbreak.

The two hotels are said to have offered catering services at events where participants were later hospitalised after developing cholera-related symptoms.

The minister further said 12 counties have been affected by the outbreak with Nairobi and Garissa, in the northeast, being the worst hit.

Four deaths

16 Jul 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By DAILY NATION

Thirty three cholera victims are hospitalised various health facilities in Nairobi, county executive Dr Benard Muia says.

In the past two months, 96 cholera cases have been confirmed in the Kenyan capital, the county official said.

Three fatalities have been reported so far.

On Friday, three top government officials and several staff from the Trade and the Treasury ministries were treated for cholera-related symptoms.

This was after they ate food served during a trade event at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

26 Jun 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By JOSHUA ARAKA

The World Health Organization is likely to certify Kenya free of the Guinea worm disease before the end of the year.

However, this is on condition that no case of the disease is reported before then.

“We have started a campaign in search of the last Guinea worm disease case in the country before the certification is given,” WHO public health adviser Joyce Oigara said.

CERTIFICATION

10 May 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By MOHAMED AHMED

The ravages of heavy rains pound the Coastal have claimed five lives in Kwale, Governor Salim Mvurya has said.

This brings the total number of lives lost due to the heavy downpour in the region to 14.

9 DEAD

Nine people died in Mombasa on Monday and Tuesday.

In a statement on Wednesday, Mr Mvurya also said the floods had uprooted at least 1, 500 families from their homes and killed livestock.

This comes as roads in Kwale were rendered impassable on Tuesday and Wednesday.

31 Mar 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By EUNICE KILONZO

By ADRAMS MULAMA

About 4.5 million children under five years in 22 counties will from Saturday be vaccinated against polio in a move the government says will keep the viral infection outside Kenya’s borders.

The five-day oral vaccination campaign, expected to cost nearly Sh300 million, will begin on April 1 to 5. It will be given free. Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu is expected to launch the campaign in Kayole, Nairobi.

13 Dec 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By GALGALO BOCHA

In Summary

  • The two , all women, succumbed to the disease at the weekend as the public health department in the sub-county imposed a ban on feasting during funerals and weddings to curb escalation of the outbreak.

  • Tana Delta Sub-County Medical Officer of Health Nicholas Mwenda said the woman developed symptoms of the disease on returning home and succumbed to it on Saturday in Malakoteni.

20 Oct 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By BRIAN OCHARO

By WACHIRA MWANGI

A health crisis is looming in Kilifi County as residents complain of increasing cases of diarrhoea and typhoid in the wake of prolonged drought that has hit most parts of the country.

More than 200,000 people are faced with starvation in the area. On Wednesday, the residents pleaded with the county government to intervene before the crisis gets out of control.

24 Aug 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Two children paralysed in Borno state while vaccine-derived virus detected in Mathare and Eastleigh.

By Elizabeth Merab

In Summary

  • Ministry of Health experts have asked the government to boost immunisation across the country with special focus on areas with low coverage.

  • The new cases in Nigeria are a stark reminder that immunisation of children cannot stop, especially at a time when vaccine-derived polio virus is being detected in the environment.

13 Jul 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

The students started showing signs of cholera days after returning from a mid-term break.

By DERICK LUVEGA

At least 98 students of Nyang’ori Boys High School in Vihiga County have contracted cholera following an outbreak of the disease at the institution.

According to county health director Quido Ahindukha, five of the students have been admitted to Tigoi Dispensary while 93 have been quarantined at the school.

The students are reported to have started showing signs of cholera days after they returned from their mid-term break.

27 Jun 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, and end-stage cancers, are also on the rise.

In Summary

  • Thousands of other Somalis were arriving at Dadaab each month, weak from the long walk and too little to eat.
  • One in five of the newly arrived children were severely malnourished.
  • Last year saw a major outbreak of cholera in the camp, and there are regular cases of measles, mainly among new arrivals from Somalia.
  • Mental health conditions among the population are very common.

By MELAT HAILLE

12 May 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

The Ministry of Health will on Monday launch a measles, rubella and tetanus vaccination campaign.

Children will get jabs of a new combined vaccine, which offers them double protection against measles and rubella. Rubella is often mistaken for measles.

Acting Director of Medical Services Jackson Kioko said the ministry expects to vaccinate at least 19 million children in the country.

"If we do not conduct the campaign now, we risk having an outbreak," said Dr Kioko.

The campaign will run for nine days.

20 Apr 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

The World Health Organisation has warned that the yellow fever outbreak in Angola poses a "threat to entire world".

Nearly 2,000 people are thought to be suffering from yellow fever in the southern African nation, as health experts investigate the outbreak that began in December.

According to WHO, thousands of people are suspected to have been infected with the disease while 238 people have died from the mosquito-borne illness.

The outbreak has spread to nearly every province in the country.

20 Apr 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

The day of a child’s birth should be a day filled with joy, but for many Kenyans, it is a day of fear. For the most unfortunate, it is a day of tragedy.

For Atieno, a woman living in western Kenya, the fear lasted for days. She laboured for more than 72 hours at home in her rural village. There was heavy bleeding and when Atieno finally delivered her daughter, it was without the help of a skilled birth attendant or life-saving products such as oxytocin to stop bleeding.

19 Apr 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

The vaccination targets 460,000 children aged below 14 years from across the county.

A one-week campaign aimed at kicking out measles from Mandera County has been launched.

County Health Executive Ahmed sheikh Mohamed said the campaign launched Monday is in partnership with Unicef and the World Health Organisation and is aimed at vaccinating 460,000 children aged below 14 years from across the county.

Measles outbreak was first reported in December 2015 in Mandera West Sub-County and has so far claimed two lives.

07 Apr 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

A nine-year-old girl has been admitted to Isiolo County Referral Hospital following a cholera outbreak.

Two cases of cholera has detected at the hospital this week, but a woman was discharged on Wednesday after treatment.

The two, who hail from Attan, contracted the disease after they consumed and used contaminated water from Isiolo River.

Isiolo medical superintendent Stephen Kiluva confirmed the girl who was admitted tested positive for the disease and is in a stable condition.

30 Mar 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By EUNICE KILONZO

In Summary

  • Health ministry has mapped out close to 12 counties that are currently reporting cases of cholera outbreak.

  • The two-year outbreak started in 2014 and has been recurring since then.

  • Wajir, Marsabit, Tharaka Nithi, Tana River, Meru, Busia and Nandi counties are experiencing the first ever wave of the outbreak.

  • Cholera surveillance report revealed that the highest number of cases are being reported among people above 46 years old.

29 Mar 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By ABDIMALIK HAJIR

Five people have been confirmed dead in Sarif, Wajir South constituency, following a cholera outbreak in Wajir County.

Medical and health officials at local hospitals and Cholera Treatment Centres (CTC) that have been set up are overwhelmed by the large number of patients seeking medical attention after showing signs of the deadly disease.

There is fear that the disease could spread even faster due to the rising number of patients and overcrowding at treatment centres.

29 Mar 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By ELIZABETH MERAB

As the rainy season approaches, health experts and medical organisations are warning of a cholera outbreak due to lack of clean water and proper sanitation.

They say that unless proper investments are made in educating people on the importance of hygiene and how to handle food and water properly, then the country risks a surge in the number of people suffering from cholera.

The Health ministry has issued a cholera outbreak situation report, in which it has mapped out 12 counties that have reported cases of the disease.