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News Kenya Health: Kenya’s High Court Delays National Biometric ID Program

Published on: Friday 31 January 2020
Kenya’s High Court Delays National Biometric ID Program
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/31/world/africa/kenya-biometric-ID-registry.html

The biometric system was challenged in court over privacy concerns, and fears that it could exclude millions from accessing public services.

News Kenya Health: Kenya's blood banks are running dry after the U.S. ended aid - and a baby's life is at risk

Published on: Saturday 01 February 2020
Kenya's blood banks are running dry after the U.S. ended aid - and a baby's life is at risk
News source: https://www.omaha.com/news/trending/kenya-s-blood-banks-are-running-dry-after-the-u/article_f78b8d6b-a836-5612-9315-477df23608cb.html

The government in Nairobi had relied for years almost entirely on U.S. aid for its state-run blood transfusion service, but the funding was discontinued in September.

News Kenya Health: Health sector gets funding to reduce newborn deaths

Published on: Monday 07 October 2019
Health sector gets funding to reduce newborn deaths
News source: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2001344829/health-sector-gets-funding-to-reduce-newborn-deaths

Kenya’s health sector is set to benefit from a Sh6.8 billion funding to reduce newborn mortality rate in hospitals. The eight-year funding under Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST) is ...

News Kenya Health: UN Identifies Lessons Learned from Raising Health Funds in Kenya

Published on: Tuesday 13 August 2019
UN Identifies Lessons Learned from Raising Health Funds in Kenya
News source: http://sdg.iisd.org/news/un-identifies-lessons-learned-from-raising-health-funds-in-kenya/

The UN Development Operations Coordination Office, with the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, has studied Kenya’s experience in raising private sector financing and support to provide healthcare for all. The study is part of a broader research effort to identify, document, analyze and share best practices from UN Country Teams that have experienced some success in accessing financing for the SDGs. DOCO’s findings highlight the need for the UN to recruit skilled local staff, engage local suppliers, and clearly represent the UN’s role as a trusted and neutral broker.

News Kenya Health: Kenya Health Forum 2019 to focus on UHC

Published on: Tuesday 13 August 2019
Kenya Health Forum 2019 to focus on UHC
News source: https://the-star.co.ke/news/2019-08-14-kenya-health-forum-2019-to-focus-on-uhc/

• PS says the goal of the forum is to secure commitments from stakeholders to take definitive action towards transforming the sector. • Will provide a platform for sector partners to take a ...

News Kenya Health: Health CS: We have a shortage of 140,000health workers

Published on: Wednesday 14 August 2019
Health CS: We have a shortage of 140,000health workers
News source: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2001338171/medics-in-short-supply-says-cs

[Boniface Okendo/Standard] Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has revealed that Kenya has a shortage of 140,000 health workers. These include doctor, nurses and clinical officers. Ms Kariuki ...

News Kenya Health: Kenya: Equity Bank Named Most Socially Responsible Bank in Africa

Published on: Monday 08 July 2019
Kenya: Equity Bank Named Most Socially Responsible Bank in Africa
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201907080510.html

Under the Responsible Bank category, Equity had been shortlisted alongside Access Bank (Nigeria), Bank Misr (Egypt), KCB (Kenya ... and financial education, health, agriculture and agribusiness ...

News Kenya Health: British builder who moved to Kenya dies in poverty after wife 'ran off and sold all his property'

Published on: Sunday 07 July 2019
British builder who moved to Kenya dies in poverty after wife 'ran off and sold all his property'
News source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7225275/British-builder-moved-Kenya-dies-poverty-wife-ran-sold-property.html

He had travelled all around Kenya working on building health facilities with cash provided from European countries including Germany, Finland and Denmark. In 1978, he married Elizabeth Humberin in the ...

News Kenya Health: In quest for UHC, Kenya faces pharmacy regulation battles

Published on: Thursday 04 July 2019
In quest for UHC, Kenya faces pharmacy regulation battles
News source: https://www.devex.com/news/in-quest-for-uhc-kenya-faces-pharmacy-regulation-battles-95134

A 2014 “Kenya Household Health Expenditure and Utilisation Survey” found that private clinics and pharmacies were the main private providers and that they accounted for 23% of all outpatient visits. ...

News Kenya Health: Despite the negative headlines, Lamu Coal Plant in Kenya has a lot of positives, lest we forget

Published on: Sunday 16 June 2019
Despite the negative headlines, Lamu Coal Plant in Kenya has a lot of positives, lest we forget
News source: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/features/Despite-the-negative-headlines-Lamu-Coal-Plant-in-Kenya-has-a-lot-of-positives-lest-we-forget-755556

contributing to deforestation and adverse health impact on the environment. Energy analyst believes the plant will be the least expensive source of power in Kenya with a tariff rate of 7.53 kWh as ...

News Kenya Health: Kenya can overcome all health challenges facing us, here’s how

Published on: Saturday 15 June 2019
Kenya can overcome all health challenges facing us, here’s how
News source: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001330059/kenya-can-overcome-all-health-challenges-facing-us-here-s-how

In a particularly inspiring and heartbreaking scene from the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody”, rock legend Freddie Mercury is told “he’s got it”. AIDS. He knows his days are numbered, since there is no cure. ...

News Kenya Health: Kenya investigates patient with Ebola symptoms

Published on: Sunday 16 June 2019
Kenya investigates patient with Ebola symptoms
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/kenya-investigates-patient-with-ebola-symptoms/2019/06/17/df41f160-90de-11e9-956a-88c291ab5c38_story.html

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Kenyan official says health experts are investigating a hospital patient who has Ebola-like symptoms. Kericho County spokesman Timothy Kimei issued a statement saying the patient is ...

News Kenya Health: Kenya Ranked the Best in Africa for Offering Good Digital Life

Published on: Wednesday 22 May 2019
Kenya Ranked the Best in Africa for Offering Good Digital Life
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201905220604.html

Kenya has been ranked as the best African country ... including Leisure Options, Health & Well-Being, and Travel & Transportation. AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than ...

News Kenya Health: Deadly Zika virus confirmed circulating in Kenya

Published on: Monday 20 May 2019
Deadly Zika virus confirmed circulating in Kenya
News source: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2001326447/deadly-zika-virus-confirmed-circulating-in-kenya

On Friday, local researchers said they have detected 33 Zika incidents in West Pokot County and one in Turkana County, the first ever recorded in Kenya. The team from the Ministry of Health, the ...

News Kenya Health: Kenya: Legalizing Gay Sex is Just the Right Thing to Do

Published on: Wednesday 22 May 2019
Kenya: Legalizing Gay Sex is Just the Right Thing to Do
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201905230001.html

Guest Column - In the run-up to the expected judgement challenging section 162 and 165 of the Penal Code of Kenya that outlaws same-sex relationships, I am reminded of the Zulu South Africans who have a positive way of greeting. They say "Sawabona" meaning "I see you". The expected response is "Ngikhona", which means "I am here".

News Kenya Health: Kenya: 2018 Year End Report - South Sudan Regional RRP (January - December 2018)

Published on: Monday 06 May 2019
Kenya: 2018 Year End Report - South Sudan Regional RRP (January - December 2018)
News source: https://reliefweb.int/report/kenya/kenya-2018-year-end-report-south-sudan-regional-rrp-january-december-2018

However, the Kenya operation continues to experience an ... on life-saving assistance including on ration cuts, WASH and health care provision. For example, a nutrition survey carried out in ...

News Kenya Health: Kenya's Safaricom FY earnings jump on M-Pesa growth

Published on: Thursday 02 May 2019
Kenya's Safaricom FY earnings jump on M-Pesa growth
News source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/kenyas-safaricom-fy-earnings-jump-m-pesa-growth-093527793--finance.html

Safaricom, Kenya's biggest telecoms operator, said on Friday its core earnings for the full year rose 13.1 percent to 89.6 billion shillings ($889.33 million), driven by growth in its M-Pesa digital financial business. Safaricom, which is partly owned by South Africa's Vodacom and Britain'

News Kenya Health: Kenya: Poor Funding and Quality Issues Afflict Varsities

Published on: Saturday 04 May 2019
Kenya: Poor Funding and Quality Issues Afflict Varsities
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201905050009.html

The report measures the productivity of the future generation of workers, pegged on complete basic education and full health, which means at 0.52, Kenya is at the level of 52 per cent of its full ...