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Other Health News

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Heart groups suggests people get up every now and then


People should get about 30 minutes of exercise each day to counteract the potentially harmful effects of being inactive for too long, according to a new statement from a leading U. S.


Quack medics risk jail, fine


Unqualified people working as private clinical officers risk Sh500,000 fine or more than a year in jail or both if a new law repealing The Clinical Officers Act is adopted. The Clinical Officers (Training, Registration and Licensing) Bill waiting tabling in National Assembly proposes creation of the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya to supervise and control the profession’s training centres and practitioners.


In It Together: Kenyan Men Join Campaign To Promote Family Planning


Is it easy for a Kenyan man to promote contraceptives among other men, or to a strongly traditional Muslim village? Two men share their experiences, with the Star. Is it not a smart way to finally pressure me into vasectomy? Are they not just tricking me into disclosing if I have been sleeping around? This is how some men react when Justus Munyao asks how they plan their families.


Viral hepatitis 'kills as many as Aids or TB'


Viral hepatitis is one of the leading killers across the globe, with a death toll that matches Aids or tuberculosis, research in the Lancet suggests. The report estimates that hepatitis infections and their complications led to 1.


Gates Foundation CEO: What we have learnt in our last two years


The CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sue Desmond-Hellmann, released her first annual letter to the public last month. She points out the successes and some of the difficulties the world's biggest private foundation surmounts in its numerous projects across the world.


Kenya wants ARV drugs prices slashed

Mailu says the cost of ARVs is too high and many developing countries are unable to put all HIV positive people on treatmentKenya has challenged world leaders to remove trade barriers that make life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs expensive and in some cases inaccessible. Health CS Cleopa Mailu told the United Nations in New York that the cost of ARVs is too high and many developing countries have been unable to put all HIV positive people on treatment.


Health Ministry explains how it will spend Sh60 billion budget


The Health Ministry continues to receive more money, even after the function was devolved. For 2016/2017 financial year, the ministry has received Sh60.