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CS leads Kenya team in Geneva talks for new pandemic treaty

Nakhumicha said country is hopeful the negotiations will build consensus and bring about coordinated global responses

States agree to revise 'flawed' Pandemics treaty

The treaty was mooted by retired President Uhuru Kenyatta alongside 24 other world leaders in March 2021.

Child cancer survivors stigmatised as witches and isolated

Their families too are shunned as many people believe cancer is contagious, fatal and associated with evil

EXPLAINER: What to know about melanoma and skin cancer

"Regular skin examination is the best way to stay safe and know of any type of skin cancer," said Dr Andrew Odhiambo.

Use technology to improve patient experience, medics told

Rachel Njiru from Infobip, a cloud communications platform, said it also reduces operational costs.

Explainer: How to maintain stable mental health

Whenever you feel stressed out, reach out and seek help from colleagues and friends

Kenyan groups dismiss WHO's new pandemic treaty

The Ministry of Health last month said Kenya strongly supported the current text of the treaty

Uproar over ‘dominance’ of Kenyans in Africa CDC jobs

Audit shows more than half of its 300 workers are from Kenya and Ethiopia, where it is hosted.

State's war with tobacco 'cartels' profiteering from deaths

Novel oral nicotine products harm foetuses and brain of adolescents, but they are a big business

Locked AstraZeneca: Kenya 'safe' as Covid vaccine recalled

Kenyans received 1.3m doses of donated Astrazeneca vaccine.

Top doctor to earn Sh1.4m per month in strike windfall

The government says the new salaries will begin in the new financial year.

Community health workers struggle to use digital phones – ministry

Of the 107,000, only 5,000 are able to send daily updates as required. 95,000 went quiet

Russian medical firms rushing to invest in Kenya – envoy

Ambassador says they are reputed for manufacturing highly affordable medical equipment

Kenya to benefit as new cholera vaccine licensed

Currently, all the global vaccine stockpiles are nearly depleted

Vaccine, not condoms, can prevent sexually transmitted cancer

Gardasil offers solution to illness more infectious than HIV-Aids

Pill to cure kala-azar moves closer to reality

Current treatment involves 17 injections daily and has rare but serious side effects

Child deaths in Africa down on increased vaccination – WHO

Survey shows over 80 per cent of children aged 12–23 months in Kenya are fully immunised.

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