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Kenyan Children at Risk of Measles

The sudden rise in the number of measles cases in Kenya have resulted in about one and a half million Kenyan children at a risk of contracting measles//. .... ....According to Dr. James Kisia, Kenya Red Cross’s Head of Health & Social Services the sudden upsurge of measles cases is mainly to be blamed on the poor immunization coverage, existing drought, and high rate of malnutrition among child...

Kenyan Women Six Times More Likely To Be HIV Positive Than Kenyan Men

A United Nations report released on Thursday said that Kenyan women who were almost always sexually abused were six times //more likely to become infected with HIV/AIDS than their male counterparts. ....But the Kenyan government says that the country's HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has decreased from 14 percent in 2000 to 7 percent in 2004, adding that its anti-HIV programs like advocating abstinence...

Double Knee replacement for a Kenyan in Chennai

Orthopaedic surgery in Chennai attracted a visitor from the Safari country of Kenya. A 68 year old grandfather with advanced osteoarthritis of both knees underwent bilateral// knee replacements here in a city hospital. ..DR.A.K.Venkatachalam, a renowned Orthopedic surgeon remarked that this was the first time that a Kenyan citizen had visited this Chennai hospital for bilateral knee replacements...

Improper Abortions- Kenyan Teenagers At Risk

According to hospital research, almost 50 percent of Kenya’s gynecological emergencies compromise// complications arising out of abortions done the wrong, often dangerous way. ..The research, which was carried out by Kakamega Provincial General Hospital in western Kenya, also observed that the sufferers were teenagers aged about 17. .. The study, which appeared in the East African Medical Journ...

Bio-latrine Cleans Up Kenyan Slum and the Environment

Doreen Kutilo never thought a toilet could save her so much time and money. But after a bio-latrine was built around the corner from her shack in Kibera, Africa's largest slum, she realized it could. ......With the help of an NGO, residents of Kibera installed the latrine that uses human waste to produce gas to burn to heat up water that can be purchased by slum dwellers. ......"At first I tho...

Kenyan Capital Bans Smoking in Public

Authorities in the Kenyan capital began enforcing a ban on smoking in public places on Wednesday as Nairobi became the latest world capital to reject its harmful effects . ......Smoking has been outlawed in restaurants, bars, offices, public buildings, markets, malls and theatres a year after the Kenyan High Court blocked the measure. ......Offenders face fines of up to 3,000 shillings (45 doll...
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