Health summaries
Category : Reproductive Health
When Puberty Comes too soon For Tots in Diapers The Standard, Pg.18
Monday, 02 May 2011

A three year old girl is unexpectedly breaking into puberty. The girl has grown breasts, a complication, experts say is caused by unbalanced hormonal secretion into the body, a condition known as precocious puberty. Dr Lucy Mungai, a paediatric endocrinologist explains the condition is rare and c

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World Lacks 350,000 Expert Midwives-UN The Star, Pg.4
Monday, 02 May 2011

According to the United Nations Population Fund. There is a global shortage of some 350,000 midwives. This has lead to deaths of women and their new born babies. UNFPS’s executive director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin also notes that more than one in three women in developing countries give bir

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Hospital on the Spot over Deaths Daily Nation, Pg.9
Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011

Private hospitals are under attack from social media users over recent reports of ‘healthy women dying during childbirth. Sources indicate that the Kenya Service Provision Assessment Survey (KSPA) shows stagnating or deteriorating quality of maternity services.

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Women Still Contend With the Challenges Posed by Traditional Birth Attendants in Rural Kenya Sunday Express, Pg.18
Sunday, 24 Apr 2011

According to Nicholas Muindi, the Machakos District AIDS and STI Coordinator (DASCO), many women opt to attend ante-natal clinics but visit traditional birth attendants who are not even trained. Others conform to pressure from relatives leading to high numbers of HIV children infection. Many chil

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Kitui Opens Model Family Planning Centre The Star, Pg. 11
Friday, 22 Apr 2011

Medical Services Minister Anyang’ Nyong’o launches a centre of excellence in family planning and reproductive health at the Kenya Medical Training College, Kitui campus. 

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Simple Interventions Could Cut Stillbirths by Half Says Report The Standard, Panorama, Pg. 33
Thursday, 21 Apr 2011

In the first ever set of nationally reviewed stillbirth estimates undertaken by the World Health Organization (WHO) , 10 countries represent two-thirds of all stillbirths, with more than 7,000 babies are stillborn, the data however reports that there are effective interventions that can make inro

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KNCHR to Probe Violation of Women’s Health Rights The Standard, Pg. 17
Thursday, 21 Apr 2011

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) will carry out a two month public inquiry to expose how sexual and reproductive health rights of women are violated in public and private health facilities.

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Survey Reveals Worrying Trends in Status of Child Health Kenya Today, Pg.7
Monday, 18 Apr 2011

A report released by the Kenya National Bureau Of Statistics, one in 18 children born in Makueni district do not live to see their fifth birthday, as well as having highest nutritional challenge with about 20 per cent of children aged between six months and five years being moderately underweight

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