Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya and Uganda launch synchronized mass drug administration targeting trachoma

Trachoma is listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the 20 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and is the leading infectious cause of blindness globally

The fight against blindness-causing trachoma received a boost on Thursday following the launch of a cross-border mass drug administration exercise by Kenya and Uganda. The exercise, which was launched at Alakas Primary School in Amudat district of Uganda, seeks to synchronise drug administration among the residents of West Pokot and…

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Kenya enhances its diagnostic systems as National Public Health Laboratory acquire ISO certification

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the facility has a great potential to contribute to biomedical research and clinical trial studies

The National Public Health Laboratory is set to play a critical role in the generation of critical data to guide in the development of public health policies following its ISO accreditation. Speaking during celebrations to mark the achievement of ISO accreditation status and other milestones that elevate the National Public…

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Kenya - Covid-19 vaccination: Campaign targeting public transport operators launched

The CS said all sectors must pull together towards ensuring the health ministry realizes its target of achieving herd immunity among the population

A campaign that seeks to encourage stakeholders in the public transport sector to get vaccinated against Covid-19 was launched on Thursday amid concern over low uptake of vaccines in parts of the country. Speaking in Nairobi at the launch of the public service transport operators Covid-19 vaccination awareness campaign, health…

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Coronavirus: Kenya receives more J&J Covid-19 vaccine doses

With the arrival of today’s doses, the country has now received 393,600 of the expected 13 million doses

Kenya on Wednesday received a consignment of 252,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccine in yet another boost to the ongoing National accelerated Covid-19 vaccination campaign. The doses, which landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport aboard an Emirates airline at 1.35 pm, have been directly procured by the Kenya…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

It is all systems go! For the Kenya-UK Collaboration on Health Workforce

Kenya and the UK bilateral relations were elevated to Strategic Partnership by H.E. the President, Uhuru Kenyatta and Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the UK through the signing of the UK-Kenya Strategic Partnership 2020-2025

Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache has had a series of meetings with implementing partners for the Kenya-United Kingdom Health Alliance.  During the past week, in the company of officials from the Ministry of Labour and  Ministry of  Health, the PS has had fruitful engagements in London with the Nursing and…

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Kenya-UK Health Care Workforce Collaboration to facilitate capacity building for Kenyan Nurses

The visit is also meant to explore ways of strengthen the health system back in the country to make Kenya have global standards in training and patient care

Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache is currently in London, United Kingdom to initiate implementation of the Kenya-UK Health Workforce Collaboration. The PS is in the company of Officials from the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Council of Governors  and the Nursing Council of Kenya. This…

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Coronavirus: MOH partners with Kenya prisons service to vaccinate inmates, staff against Covid-19

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the exercise will lay the ground for the resumption of family visitation for inmates in the country’s correctional facilities which had been suspended with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic

The ministry of health in partnership with the Kenya Prisons Service has launched the first phase of a rapid result initiative that will see all prison staff and inmates vaccinated against Covid-19 over the next five days. Speaking at the Naivasha maximum prison during the launch of the initiative, Health…