Study reveals use of contraceptives in Kisumu, countrywide

  More than half of currently married women (58 per cent) use a contraceptive method while the youths below 24-years are the larger consumers of these methods at 68 per cent. This is according to Kenya Demographic Health Survey 2014. The most popular modern contraceptive methods used by these group women are injectables (26 percent),…

Hola, Bura public hospitals now providing theater services

[Photo/MoH] Residents of Tana River County can now access theater services and surgical equipment at Hola Level 5 and Bura Level 4 public hospitals. The Ministry of Health has indicated that theater services are also being enhanced with construction of a new theater at Garden Level 4 hospital. In 2013 the county had analog radiology…

Eldoret’s Gynocare Fistula Center CEO treating free of charge

[Photo/Gynocare Fistula Center] Women suffering from fistula have been urged to go for treatment. Gynocare Fistula Center Eldoret CEO Hillary Mabeya, said Fistula is a tear in a woman’s bladder or rectum that causes constant urine or stool leakage. “Two million women suffer from the condition, with 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occurring each year…

Luhya musician detained over Sh1.5M hospital bill

[Photo/Napstar] Emmanuel Musindi has been detained at the MP Shah Hospital, Nairobi, after failing to rise Sh1.5 million, hospital bill. It is said the Luhya community artist popularly known for his ‘Sena Alwanyi’ hit, was admitted at the facility since May 5, after he collapsed, while performing at an undisclosed event. According to Bonventure Mwayuli,…

County government signs MoU with I-Tech to automate health services

The County Government of Uasin Gishu has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with I-Tech Kenya in a bid to support the automation of health services (E-Heath) in the County. ICT and e-Government CeC Barnabas Sang said Health Services is part of the county’s Integrated Development Plan 2013-2018 where automation of health services was prioritized….

400 candidates get Sh234m to study in KMTC, state to distribute 400,000 Mosquito nets

The government has awarded 400 candidates from poor backgrounds, full scholarships worth Sh234.2 million this year, to pursue their nursing studies at Kenya Medical Training Colleges (KMTC). The scholarships granted by World Bank aims to address the shortage of health workers in the country, towards attainment of universal health coverage. 300 beneficiaries will come from…

First Lady hails Kangemi’s St Joseph Centre

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has hailed St. Joseph’s The Worker Health Centre upgrading and becoming a fully- fledged health centre, complete with a new maternity wing, a dental and eye clinic and an orthopedic clinic. She said the facility in Kangemi offers¬† affordable health services not only to the immediate community living in the area,…

Expert: Women aged 35-45 account for high rate of still births

Women giving birth at an advanced age, account for 30 per cent of newborns, born prematurely each month, at Nairobi’s Pumwani maternity Hospital. The facility’s deputy supritendant Dr Catherine Mutinda says women aged between 35 to 45 years are most likely to deliver through C-serian section due to their hardened borns, making it difficult for…

Turbo health facility get upgrade

Uasin Gishu County health officers operating in all the county facilities have been urged to work with members of the public in providing quality health services. Health County Executive Committee Member Ms Margaret Chepkwony said strong relationship between health officers and residents should always be considered, for the county to prosper in terms of health,¬†…

Over 700 candidates seat for exams at Poisons Board

Over 680 Pharmaceutical Technologists and 150 Pharmacists sat for their pre- and post internship exams at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Monday. The exams were conducted by the Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB), an institution mandated to regulate and ensure professional pharmacy in Kenya, serve and protect members of the public from unscrupulous…

Sh38bln medical equipment project to be implemented by June

The Sh38 billion Government Medical Equipment Project will be implemented fully by the end of June 2016. A report from the Ministry of Health says 96 operation rooms out of 112 nation-wide, were fully equipped with modern operation machines by mid May, adding that hindrances to the full implementation of the project have been rectified….