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The government has expanded free maternity services through an initiative dubbed 'linda mama'. Expectant women will now be able to access post natal and antenatal clinics, as well as one year long child health services in public and selected private hospitals.
Indulging in an afternoon nap is something most workers dream of. But, a team of scientists have warned allowing yourself the luxury could increase the risk of developing diabetes.
Wycliffe Muga, Opinions Editor at The Star, spoke to Reinhard Franzen, Executive Vice President and Head of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Commercial Operations at the Bayer’s Pharmaceuticals Division in Berlin, following the launch of Bayer’s “Grants4Apps Accelerator 2016” programme.
Q: Was there a moment - similar to the famous moment of Archimedes in his bath declaring "Eureka" - when it occurred to you that one of the ways to address health challenges in sub-Saharan Africa is to invite young Africans to compete in the creation of apps? Was it a moment of revelation, or was it something that came gradually?
A: It was not a moment of revelation in this very instance.
It must have been a long journey from Ghana to Berlin, Germany. Tell us about your journey and how you ended up here?
I would say I have been very fortunate.
Two of Africa’s most famous political leaders of the 1940s right up to the 1970s – and widely regarded as the foremost Founding Fathers of their nations – were Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah and Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya. These two giants of African nationalism were actually old friends, having met in the UK in the 1940s, and been part of what was to become the Pan-African Movement.
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.
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.