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New branding move to weed out fake chemists


Kenya Pharmaceutical Association is teaming up with Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health (PSP4H), a UK-funded research project, to brand pharmacies that are licensed to operate by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.  Branded pharmacies will display a uniform logo that will direct customers to seek services from licensed chemists, where they will be given professional assistance on prescription medicines and other services.


Board targets manufacturers in war on fake drugs

Pharmacy and Poisons Board is now targeting wayward manufacturers in the ongoing swoops on fake medicine dealers. Head of the board’s inspectorate unit Dr Ahmed Mohamed said drugs makers, who have been identified, will be required to explain the illegal presence of their products on the market.


British army takes medicines to remote meru villages


The unmistakable cry of a newborn announced the arrival of the British Army medical corps at the remote Kunati village on the disputed border of Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties. This was the army corps first task: to help Alice Gacheri, who is in her mid-20s, deliver her baby girl.


Kenyan scientist turns to herbs for antibiotic


A Kenyan scientist is working a new antibiotic made from herbal extracts. Egerton University's Prof Josephat Matasyoh is the lead researcher in theherbal drug that may come into actual use after three years.


Why proper nutrition for cancer patients is crucial


Most types of cancers generate chemicals that change the way the body uses certain nutrients. Experts now warn that eating the right kinds of foods is imperative during cancer treatment.


Kibera first to use Philips new ultrasound system


Kibera residents became the first in Kenya last week to use Philips new ultrasound system Visiq equipment for expectant mothers. The company, jointly with African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) organised a screening camp in Kibera for women to have opportunity to have a scan.