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Sh300m Held over Squabbles at Blood Centre The Standard, Pg. 9
Friday, 04 Mar 2011

Changes in management effected by Medical Services PS Mary Ngari have triggered a crisis at the National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) with the US governmnet freezing access to Sh 300 million for blood services following wrangles within the ministry.However Medical Services director Francis K

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Hospitals Grappling With Changing Face of Common Diseases Sunday Express, Pg. 11
Sunday, 27 Feb 2011

Director of Medical Services Dr Francis Kimani while launching the Centre for Health Solutions (CHS) says chronic diseases particularly non-communicable diseases are becoming common in Kenya than they were a decade ago, and contributing to over 50 per cent of hospital admission and also causing 4

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Pokot Men Abandon Wives to Take Care of Animals The Standard, Pg. 10
Saturday, 26 Feb 2011

Pokot traditions require that the women remain faithful despite their husband’s long absence from home in search of pasture for as long as six months, with the men seemingly valuing their livestock more than women and children. Moreover, the older women ensure the young mothers take care of

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Lifestyle Diseases Hit Central Hard Daily Nation, Pg. 11
Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011

Central provincial director of Public Health and Sanitation says lifestyle diseases have surpassed HIV/AIDS as the major cause of death in central Kenya and as a result the government is shifting resources towards fighting the diseases that account for 4.6% of ailments in the region compared to 2

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Why Doctors Union Portends Better Healthcare The Daily Nation, Pg. 23
Sunday, 20 Feb 2011

Boniface Chitanyi and Abidan Mwachi reveal that every year about 400 doctors graduate from Kenya’s medical schools with nearly the same number of doctors resigning from public service into the private sector or ship out overseas, but under the new constitution in their opinion, they are urg

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Good Health Beats Money Anytime: Kenyans Daily Nation, Pg. 11
Saturday, 19 Feb 2011

In a study conducted recently by Coca-Cola open happiness survey reports that, good health and not money, is what makes Kenyans happy especially people aged above 35 years.

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My Eight-Hour Ordeal at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital The Star, Pg. 25
Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011

Kibwott Koross, a star reporter recount of the eight hour ordeal he went through at the Moi teaching and referral hospital in Eldoret, for some health check which could have taken a few minutes.

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Kenya is a Conduit for Child Trafficking Reject Newspaper, Pg. 2
Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011

Executive Director of Childline Kenya, Irene Nyamu and the CEO of Plan International Nigel Chapman reveal that Kenya is a source, transit and destination country for children trafficked for the purposes of forced labour and sexual exploitation, including involvement in the coastal sex tourism ind

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