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Category : HIV/AIDS
Kenya: NCDs and HIV fight for limited resources Sunday express
Sunday, 25 Sep 2011

There are many health issues competing for the limited resources on the health budget said the Medical superintendent of Mbagathi District Hospital Andrew Suleh. In order to meet the growing need in health care the government should not only have policies and guidelines but also strategic focus o

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New Central HIV rates the People
Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011

According to the National Aids Control Council (NACC) at least 44 percent of new HIV/AIDS infections in central province are among married people who engage in extramarital affairs. NACC Central region monitoring and evaluation officer James Kiiru said that the high rate of infection is a major c

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New treatment methods lower TB infection rates the Standard
Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011

Initiatives that have increased prevention and treatment awareness are bringing down TB infection rates. A new treatment called the Direct Observation and Treatment (Dots) method developed by WHO is said to help stop the spread especially in developing countries.

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HIV screening, ignorance keeping blood donors away the Standard
Friday, 23 Sep 2011

The introduction of stringent screening has led to a decline in the number of people stepping forward to donate blood. People keep away from donating blood due to misunderstanding and fear.

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Tuberculosis and HIV rife in Kenya prisons Daily Nation
Friday, 23 Sep 2011

The prevalence of tuberculosis and HIV is higher in Kenyan prisons than elsewhere in the country. The HIV rate is 0.5 times higher than that of the public at 6.6 percent.

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Maternal, child health highway littered with broken promises the Standard
Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011

During the UN General Assembly, Kenya committed to recruit and deploy and additional 20,000 primary care workers as well as to establish 210 primary health facility centers to provide maternal and child health services. How many of these promises have been met?

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New strategy now planned to increase HIV testing the People
Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011

The government has said that every Kenyan visiting a medical facility may soon be requested to take a HIV test. This measure is meant to boost the response towards HIV.

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HIV made me a better person says CNN hero the Standard
Monday, 19 Sep 2011

When the church turned its back on Patricia Sawo because she was HIV positive, she formed an organization to encourage other people living with HIV. Her contribution has finally earned her this year’s CNN Hero award. 

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