World Health Organisation (WHO)

State plans to hire 12,000 healthcare workers yearly

Reading Time: 2 minutes The government plans to recruit 12,000 healthcare workers annually to meet the World Health Organisation (WHO) requirements. Labour Cabinet Secretary […]

Pay more attention to mental health, WHO says 

Reading Time: 2 minutes Global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by 25 per cent in the first year of Covid-19 pandemic, a scientific […]

Parents warned against exploitation by milk formula marketers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aggressive milk formula marketing is exploiting parents and pregnant mothers, compromising international standards of infant feeding practices, a new report […]

Stop referring Omicron as mild…it kills, WHO warns

Reading Time: 2 minutes Geneva, Sunday The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against describing the Omicron variant as mild, saying it is killing […]

Medical costs pushed up poverty globally  

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over 500 million people globally have been pushed to poverty rendering them unable to pay for their medical costs due […]

High alert as Kenya reports Omicron case

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kenya yesterday reported its first three cases of the Omicron variant of Coronavirus, sending health authorities into heightened alert. Speaking […]

Africa decries donations of near-expiry vaccines

Reading Time: 3 minutes by Geneva, Switzerland Rich countries donating Covid vaccines must give “better quality” doses rather than ones that are about to […]

WHO: Africa Covid cases 7 times more than reported

Reading Time: < 1 minute Six out of seven cases of Covid-19 infections in Kenya and other African countries go undetected due to low testing […]

New malaria vaccine will save lives, Kagwe says

Reading Time: < 1 minute The government yesterday defended the deployment of the new malaria vaccine despite its relatively low efficacy. The Health Ministry said […]

Health Cabinet Secretary Kagwe to face Senate over Amoth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Senators have summoned Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe to explain why he has not appointed a substantive Director-General (DG) […]