People living with HIV await key Government word on drug successfully tried in Kenya

A decision by the Kenya’s Pharmacy and Poisons Board and the National AIDS Surveillance Programme would be key to prevent the high infections of HIV in marriage. The decision would help provide easy access to a drug successfully tried and tested in Kenya and found to be capable of preventing an HIV negative spouse from [...]

GAVI boosts global response to measles outbreaks in Africa, Asia

Chad, DR Congo, Ethiopia and Nigeria are among countries to receive US$ 162 million from the GAVI Alliance to control and prevent the devastating resurgence of measles. GAVI will exceptionally make up to US$ 107 million available for measles control and prevention in six high-risk countries which also include Afghanistan and Pakistan. A further US$ [...]

The Worlds Poor Children Battle for Life Against Pneumonia and Diarrhea

As mentioned in the post, “UN Campaign Seeks to Give all Children a Shot at Life,” one in five children does not have access to vaccines that prevent deadly diseases, like measles, pneumonia, or diarrhea.  Nonetheless, some 2.5 million children under the age of 5 die every year as the result of preventable infectious disease, mostly due [...]

Kenya’s hospital insurance fund managers pilfe fundrs as patients suffer

Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund, a government body charged with providing health insurance to millions of poor Kenyans has been accused of spending close to half of its revenue on administrative costs leaving most public hospitals in dire need of funds to efficiently run. “This is an anomaly,” said Njenga Ragu of Morris Moses Foundation, [...]

New vaccine bid to save millions of children

In a move aimed at saving lives of millions of children, ministers of Health from 194 countries last week endorsed a new roadmap that could see a more equitable access to existing vaccines. This comprehensive plan calls for strengthening routine immunization to meet vaccination coverage targets, accelerating control of vaccine-preventable diseases and introducing new and [...]

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