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KEMRI Embarks on Validation Exercise to Verify Malaria Positivity Rate in Siaya County

With Victor Ochieng  Siaya County has raised concerns for the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) due to consistently high malaria prevalence, currently at 29% compared to Kenya’s 6%. During a…

CDC Announces the Arrival of a Deadly Species of Mosquito in Kenya

A deadly mosquito species that has the ability to transmit two parasites has landed in Kenya from Ethiopia, and is likely to fuel malaria infections especially in Northern Kenya, the…

FACT CHECK: Does Kenya Have One of the Highest Suicide Rates in Africa?

Kenya ranks 27th out of 46 countries in sub-Saharan Africa in terms of a suicide rate per 100,000 people, according to the best available data. However, the quality of data…

Samuel Omondi CO Health Receives Vehicles to Support Mobility of Health Personnel

With Victor Ochieng    Today, Monday November 20, 2023 Dr. Samuel Omondi, the Chief Officer of Health, approved the transfer of vehicles from the Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya…

Bar Owengo Dispensary Gets New Roof in Ongoing County Health Projects Uplift

By Victor Ochieng  Dr. Martin Konyango’s visits to health facilities are proving to be successful, as seen in the renovation of Bar Owengo dispensary. The facility was previously infested with…

Open Defecation-free Siaya County Celebrates World Toilet Day at Wich Lum Beach

With Victor Ochieng  Siaya County was declared open defecation-free in 2018, and since then, the county has made significant strides in ensuring that 92% of households have toilets. These were…

Siaya: Orengo Kits Community Health Promoters with Phones, Medical Equipment

Community Health Promoters (CHPs) drawn from the six sub-counties in Siaya County received a major boost on Monday to help them in the provision of primary healthcare at the grassroots…

Atwoli Son Lands State Appointment

Following the latest presidential appointments,  Professor Lukoye Atwoli will sit on the Board of Directors of the Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital as its non-executive chairperson. President William Ruto…

What Beer Does to Your Body

1. Beer contains chemicals known as phytoestrogens. These chemicals can increase the female hormone (estrogen) levels and decrease the male hormone (testosterone) level. 2. Over time, the imbalance created can…

Beware of Social Media Fixit Scams — Unripe Pawpaw Does Not Cure Ulcers

Unripe pawpaw can’t cure ulcers, high blood pressure and diabetes. The unripe fruit contains papain, which can be harmful to the oesophagus and cause stomach irritation and bleeding.  Honey, lemon…

NHIF Employees to Apply Afresh for Jobs with New Authority

The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is undergoing reforms that will split it into three entities under the Social Health Insurance Bill 2023. As part of these reforms, NHIF employees…

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