Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya: Enhancing Access to Family Planning

The government remains committed to addressing existing gaps with statistics indicating a gradual improvement in uptake

Kenya has recorded improvement in family planning uptake among women of reproductive age with 52 percent of those eligible, representing 5.2 million women, using modern family planning methods. Speaking on Thursday during a round table meeting with health journalists, head of promotive and preventive services at the ministry of health…

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Kenya issues alert following reported case of Ebola in neighbouring Uganda

As part of the interventions put in place by the Kenyan government, all county administrations have been urged to remain vigilant and enhance surveillance especially at the border

The ministry of health has issued an alert to all counties across the country following reported Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Uganda. According to health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, the move follows an alert forwarded by the Ugandan government to Kenya in line with East African Community Health protocols over the…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya: Press Release on the Reported Ebola (EVD) Outbreak in Mubende District - Uganda

Uganda has reported Ebola incidences in the past, largely influenced by frequent outbreaks in Democratic Republic of Congo

The Ministry of Health has received an alert from the Ministry of Health in Uganda on the outbreak of Ebola in the country. This alert is in keeping with the East African Community Health protocols and further promotes good neighborliness. I take this opportunity to most sincerely thank the Government…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya: Ministry receives certificate of Exemplary Performance in upholding National Values

The Ministry scored highly in all the National Values and Principles of Governance as outlined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010

The Ministry of Health has received a certificate of Exemplary Performance from the Secretary, National Cohesion and Values in the Office of the President. The award is in recognition of the Ministry for emerging top among Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in performance Contract Achievements and reporting on its contribution…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya adopts three-test HIV testing in latest efforts to deal with the virus

Acting Director General for Health Dr. Patrick Amoth said recommendations of the taskforce will be implemented as per the protocol and later adopted as the country’s testing algorithm

Kenya is set to implement a three-test HIV testing algorithm as it seeks to optimize ongoing efforts to deal with the virus. Speaking after he received a preliminary report of a technical taskforce on the adoption of the procedure, health Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the field testing will be…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Radical shift as President Kenyatta creates Kenya tissue and transplant authority

The formation of the authority comes amid increased investments in modern blood processing, storing, testing equipment, access to safe organs and transplantation services and distribution mechanisms across the Country

Kenya’s endeavour to ensure access to safe and ethical use of human cells, tissues and organs is set to be actualised with the establishment of the Kenya tissue and transplant authority by president Uhuru Kenyatta. The authority, which was established through a special gazette notice dated august 1st, will be…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Ministry Of Health Launches Reproductive Health Research Agenda as Part of Ongoing Reforms

The head of the department of Family health at the ministry Dr. Isaack Bashir said the research agenda will reduce duplication and allow for prudent utilization of available resources besides guiding health sector

The ministry of health has launched a five-year reproductive health priority research and learning agenda as it moves to bridge evidence gap during the development of health policies. The agenda, developed through the division of reproductive and maternal health, seeks to guide the conduct of reproductive health research and improve…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya Signs MOU with Novo Nordisk to Scale-Up Support for Children with Diabetes

The program’s long-term aspiration is to not only improve the lives of the children enrolled in the project but to find ways of integrating program components into the country’s health care delivery

The government of Kenya and Novo Nordisk, a Danish multinational pharmaceutical company, have signed a memorandum of understanding for the supply of medical commodities targeted at improving the treatment and self-care of type 1 diabetes in children. Speaking during the ceremony, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the program’s long-term…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Radical Proposals as National Cancer Taskforce Hands Over Report

The taskforce is recommending improvement of service provision, health workforce, health products and technologies, health information and research

The national cancer taskforce is proposing a raft of interventions that it says will enable the country adequately deal with the challenge posed by cancer. In a report handed over to health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday, the taskforce is recommending improvement of service provision, health workforce, health products…

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Health CS Underscores Role of Boards in Governance, Urges Integrity

Kagwe said unity among the various government actors was critical in the quest to improve health outcomes in the country

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has challenged government institutions to work in harmony towards realization of the government health agenda. Speaking on Monday during the inauguration of the nursing council of Kenya board, Kenya nuclear regulatory authority board, National cancer institute of Kenya board and the National Committee on Infant…