A round-up of the all the latest health news from theStar
Kenya is the only country on course to meet all the five World Health Assembly maternal and nutrition targets by 2025, according to this year’s Global Nutrition Report.
The report says the country has made impressive progress in fighting stunting, wasting and obesity among children under five.
Have you got cracks at the side of your mouth or thinning hair? Or itchy feet, an unexplained rash or dark circles under your eyes?
They may seem like benign, innocuous symptoms, but they could in fact be a warning sign of illness or other health issues, says Dr Deyo Famuboni, a general practitioner in London.
“It’s important to listen to your body,” she told Healthista health information network.
The county government is constructing a Sh240 million centre at the Embu Level 5 Referral Hospital for treatment of cancer, kidney and other major diseases.
The county has procured some of the necessary equipment to install at the facility, and has already employed oncologists, who are now undergoing training.
IN May last year, Julius Macharia received a call from PCEA Kahawa West Baby Class that his daughter was sick. She could not play with other children and had vomited.
Kenya has Sh85. 8 billion in the 2015/16 financial year for the HIV strategy but needs about Sh96.
Is the health practitioner serving you registered? Would you also want to know the different facilities available in your area and how much NHIF will cover in each of them?
This and virtually all key health data in Kenya are now easily available on StarHealth, a new portal that can be accessed on health. the-star.
Kenyan girls have been crossing to Uganda for the female genital mutilation.
Girls who spoke to Star narrated their horrendous experience, after they trekked for more than 200 kilometres through lonely valleys infested with wild animals, and paid Sh200.