Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Bold new order as ministry of health launches National Reproductive Health Policy

The policy seeks to address Maternal Health, Family Planning, Adolescence and young adults’ reproductive health as well as Marginalized persons and age cohorts in reproductive health

The ministry of health has launched the national reproductive health policy (2022-2032) as it moves to consolidate gains made in the health sector. The policy, which seeks to address age specific needs of the entire life spectrum of the Kenyan population, contains bold steps meant to achieve universal quality reproductive health care…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta Rallies IGAD Leaders to Address Regional Peace and Security Challenges

The President cited violent extremism, drought and armed conflicts as some of the challenges that require urgent attention from the IGAD leaders

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on IGAD Heads of State and Government to work together towards sustainable solutions to challenges that pose a threat to regional peace and security. The President cited violent extremism, drought and armed conflicts as some of the challenges that require urgent attention from the IGAD…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Health Cabinet Secretary inaugurates National Health Insurance Fund, the Kenya Health Professions Oversight Authority and PBB boards, gives assurance over planned healthcare reforms

The government through the ministry of health has prioritised nurturing and protecting the well-being of individuals, families and communities

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe says the government is committed to expanding health service coverage with a focus on quality as well as reduction of healthcare costs. Speaking in Malindi while inaugurating board of directors of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, National Health Insurance Fund and the Kenya Health Professions…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Social protection focal points in FAO shared experiences during a regional training and strategic planning meeting in Nairobi

This meeting convened by the FAO Regional Office for Africa, brought together FAO Social Protection Focal Points from 35 countries in Africa

A three-day workshop bringing together people from 35 African countries has charted the way forward for social protection initiatives in Africa and established a network of focal points to enhance social protection work of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in agri-food systems and Africa’s agricultural transformation. “The workshop has…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

Kenya: President Kenyatta Assures of Conducive Investment Environment

The President’s remarks were contained in a speech delivered on his behalf by the Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua on Monday during the official launch of the Nairobi International Financial Centre

President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured of the Government’s commitment to providing a conducive environment for investment, saying significant strides have already been made towards making the country a dynamic and vibrant economy in East and Central Africa. The President pointed out that the Government’s focus on key reforms across the…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta Urges Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings (KTDA) to Facilitate Increased Value Addition to Kenyan Tea

Tea farmers will reap maximum benefit from their labour if there is increased value addition to the tea they produce instead of selling it raw

President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged the Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings (KTDA) to initiate an elaborate plan that will ensure value addition to 90 percent of the tea grown in the country before it is exported. The President emphasized that tea farmers will reap maximum benefit from their labour if…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta Holds Talks with Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister

President Kenyatta and Mr. Parrilla discussed a wide range of matters of bilateral importance to Kenya and Cuba including the safe return of the Cuban doctors kidnapped in Kenya by Al Shabaab in 2019

President Uhuru Kenyatta today held talks with Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi. During the meeting, President Kenyatta and Mr. Parrilla discussed a wide range of matters of bilateral importance to Kenya and Cuba including the safe return of…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta Lauds Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) for Serving the Country Beyond the Call of Duty

President Kenyatta spoke Friday when he presided over the passing out parade of KDF recruits at the Recruits Training School (RTS) in Eldoret

President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) for its commitment to serving beyond its core mandate of defending the country against external aggression. The President, who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, pointed out that as a modern and versatile military, the KDF has embraced unfamiliar…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya: Reforms in the Blood Transfusion Unit yields remarkable improvement in service delivery

Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache said that increased budgetary allocation to the unit together with structural reforms have yielded remarkable improvement in blood transfusion services

The Government has increased funding to the National Blood Transfussion Service Unit by 738% from 120 Million in the Financial Year 2017/18 to 886 Million in the Financial Year 2021/22 . Further the Ministry of Health has leveraged UHC funds with an additional Kenya shillings 700 million for blood services.…

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“Our Africa by Merck Foundation” Seventh Episode now on GH One TV Ghana, NTV Uganda and KTN, Kenya

“Our Africa by Merck Foundation” TV program broadcasting on three Prime TV Channels: KTN, Kenya; NTV, Uganda and GH One, Ghana

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany released the Seventh Episode of their TV program – “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” at 2 pm on Sunday, 26th June 2022 on GHOne, Ghana, repeated at 1:30 pm on Monday; 27th June 2022. The rest of the 15 episodes…