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AHF and Kenya Medical Research Institute Partner to Save Lives at Free AIDS Treatment Clinic in Mombasa

Facility, AHF's First in Kenya, is US AIDS Group's 39th Global AIDS Treatment Clinic in 14 Countries Worldwide. New Kenyan Partnership Will Provide Life- saving Anti-retroviral Therapy in Town of Mtongwe, Mombasa, Kenya, where the National HIV/AIDS Prevalence is Over 6% MOMBASA, Ke...

Nothing But Nets and Union of Reform Judaism Help Save Lives in Kenya

Grassroots supporters raise over $1.2 million to deliver 128,000 bed nets to four refugee camps in Kenya Dadaab, Kenya and Washington DC (Vocus) February 10, 2009 -- The United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign, a global, grassroots initiative to prevent ...

Rotary Action Group Helps Launch Major Public-Private HIV Prevention Initiative in Kenya

Rotarians for Fighting AIDS joins PEPFAR, Nike Foundation, Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and others in Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new public-private HIV-prevention initiative aimed at disadvantaged young pe...

AmeriCares Sends Emergency Aid to Kenya

Emergency Response Expert en route and available for comment STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is sending 6,000 pounds of medicines and medical supplies to Kenya in response to the upheaval following the disputed results from the December elections. Reports ind...

"Alarming" Malnutrition Among Kenya Refugees: UN Agencies

Three United Nations agencies on Tuesday launched an appeal for 32 million dollars (23.5 million euros) to help combat "alarming levels" of malnutrition amongst Somali and Sudanese refugees based in camps in Kenya. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WF...

World Bank Loans Kenya 80 Million Dollars to Boost War on AIDS

The World Bank has approved a loan of 80 million dollars (60 million euros) to boost Kenya's efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, which poses a major challenge in the country, an official statement said Wednesday. The funds will be used to strengthen the National AIDS Control Council (NACC), the cou...

'Father' of Aids Orphans in Kenya Dies

Fr Angelo D'Agostino SJ, a Jesuit priest, well-known for his care and protection of Aids orphans//in Kenya passed away on Monday at the age of 80. He was the MD, founder and medical director of Nyumbani Children's Home, a centre for abandoned HIV-positive children. Fr Joachim Omolo Ouko AJ ...

Bird flu Alert in Kenya after Outbreak in Southern Sudan

With the recent outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in southern Sudan Kenyan authorities have issued an alert//. Nicholas Muraguri, the ministry of health's head of promotive services said teams of health workers and veterinarians have been subsequently carrying out tests on people and p...

Brazil & Kenya Seek Support For A New Resolution At WHO’s Annual Mee

The World Health Assembly (WHO), begins its annual meeting on Monday with delegations from more than 190 countries will meet in Geneva from May 22nd to the 27th//. Brazil and Kenya have announced plans earlier this week to put pressure at the WHO assembly, for more funds to combat neglected d...

Global Fund Demands Account from Kenya For $10 million

Its accounting time at the Global Fund Centre and Kenya has been asked to spell out, account of expenditure for the $10-million received// from the Global Fund’s intended 134 million. The fund was provided to Kenya to assist in combating Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Now, Kenya would have to prov...

Delay in $ 260 M grant by World Bank to Kenya due to corruption allegations

The previously granted loan of $ 260 M to Kenya by the World Bank for HIV/AIDS education and banking reform programs seems to be in rough weather as it has been delayed due to some allegations pertaining to corruption prevalent there. // The corruption charges are against the Kenyan government,...

RVF Outbreak Kills 148 in Kenya

Fifty-three more people have died in Kenya in the last week after an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever, bringing the death toll to 148, a government spokesman said on Thursday//. The contagious disease, which first hit parts of Kenya's Northeastern and Coast provinces in mid-December, has now spr...

Canada Funds State-of-art Infectious Disease Lab in Kenya

Health Minister Tony Clement cut a ribbon to open an ultra-modern, $4 million infectious disease laboratory in Nairobi on Friday, almost all of which was paid// for by the Canadian government. The money is well spent, said Clement during the ribbon-cutting. He served as Ontario's health minist...

Experts Warn Against Raw Milk Following Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in Kenya

As concern grows regarding the outbreak of the deadly Rift valley Fever (RVF) in neighboring Kenya, experts here have warned against consumption of raw milk. // This is however despite reports that Tanzanian, even borderline areas, is safe from the viral livestock disease. Consumption...

RVF Kills 14 in Kenya

An outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF), a rare contagious hemorrhagic fever that usually affects only cattle, has killed 14 people in northeastern Kenya// and southern Somalia - Health Officials said. Medical experts have confirmed yesterday that RVF, which produces symptoms including bleeding...

Decrease in AIDS prevalence rate in Kenya

Health officials reported a slight drop in the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Kenya from 6.1% in 2005 to 5.9% this year. // The National AIDS Control Council of Kenya (NACC) released the latest data, according to which, the HIV prevalence rate in urban areas is 9.6 % whereas in rural areas it is ...

Kala-azar Outbreak In Kenya

Six children from Isiolo District in Northern Kenya have died at Wajir district hospital in the past month from Kala azar, a tropical infection caused by protozoa// of the genus Leishmania, which are spread by sand flies. It spreads to people through the bite of the sand fly carrying the pa...

Testtube Babies Born in Kenya

Doctors in Kenya are celebrating the birth of the nation’s first test tube babies, both girls, as a testament to medical breakthroughs// Both the mothers known only as Agnes and as Jane are overjoyed and are in good health as are their babies. Each had paid around 300,000 Kenyan shillings (£2,2...

Birds of a Feather: Children, Activists and Bird Lovers Join To Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day in Kenya

KenyaKenya Is all set to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day. Amid the Avian Flu onslaught and the fear of its spread, birds, especially wild migratory ones are being// looked upon with disdain. This time, children, artists, and environmentalists will add to the gaiety of the World Migratory Bird...

Elton John, Billy Crystal, Tony Bennett, and Gladys Knight Help Starkey Hearing Foundation Raise More than $5 Million at Annual Fundraiser

...ur performance that included such hits as "Rocket Man," "Your Song," "Daniel," and "Circle of Life." A live auction included a hearing mission trip to kenya to fit 5,000 people with hearing aids. That auction item earned the evening's top bid of $250,000. The inspirational evening would not have been compl...

World Financial Crisis and AIDS Backlash Threaten Lives

... KAMPALA, Uganda and NAIROBI, kenya and DELHI, India, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the G8 Summit in Italy, the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) ca...

Veterans Affairs Researchers Study Benefits of Robot for Ankle Rehabilitation

...f Excellence on Task-Oriented Exercise and Robotics in Neurological Diseases. For additional information or to request an expert interview contact kenya Griffin at (410) 605-7098. # # # Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/stroke_rehabilitation/robotics_research/prweb2578954.htm ....

House Subcommittee Markup Leaves Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria in Crisis

...re than 1.7 million at risk by year's end. Tanzania announced that it planned to cut its national HIV/AIDS budget by 25 percent, and similar moves by kenya and Sudan have already caused shortages of medical supplies in some areas. The House Numbers suggest the U.S. will fall far short of its commi...

Washington, DC Community Leaders Commit to Send 10,000 Anti-Malarial Bed Nets to Refugees in Africa

... while they sleep." To date, Nothing But Nets has successfully distributed more than 275,000 bed nets to cover families in Uganda, Tanzania, kenya and Sudan. To fulfill the complete need, an additional 346,000 life-saving nets are still needed. Throughout the week, from June 13-23, 2009 Noth...

Astellas Names Head of Global R&D Operations

...ite where he held positions of increasing responsibility across the development organization. Carberry earned his M.D. at the University of Nairobi in kenya and completed his Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Texas . He earned his M.B.A. at Western Michigan University...

Frost & Sullivan: Replacement of Old Equipment Boosts Kenyan Medical Imaging Industry

...ne 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The medical imaging market in kenya is set for steady growth over the next five years,...ategic Analysis of the Medical Imaging Industry in kenya , finds that the X-ray market earned revenues of $...ch Analyst Jolize Gerber. "Doctors and patients in kenya are becoming more aware of the benefits of digital...

Global Health Advocates Call for Pan-African Voices to Speak Up

... speak out and tell President Obama, a son of Kenya, that he must meet his promises to those who are affected by HIV/AIDS," said James Kamau, of the kenya Treatment Action Movement, Nairobi. Also speaking was Felix Mwanza of Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (Zambia). "It is not morally r...

U.S. Increases Funding for Kenya's Family Planning and Reproductive Health Activities

...t funding for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) activities in kenya would rise to $17.8 million in 2009. This announcement represents an increa...$7 million to USAID's family planning and reproductive health activities in kenya from just two years ago. The new funding supports the Government of Ke...

Higher Outlays and Improved Regulatory Enforcement Create Opportunities in the Kenyan Healthcare Industry, Reveals Frost & Sullivan

... Strategic Analysis of the Healthcare Industry in kenya , finds that the pharmaceuticals and medical devic...tively. "Growth in the healthcare industry in kenya will be supported by increasing expenditure on hea... Strategic Analysis of the Healthcare Industry in kenya is part of the Medical Devices Growth Partnersh...

UN Foundation to Help Protect More than a Million Refugees from Malaria in Africa

...gn has already sent more than 275,000 nets to 27 camps in Uganda, Tanzania, kenya and Sudan. A life-saving bed net can protect a family of four from malaria...., we were able to provide a life-saving bed net to every refugee in need in kenya - and have since seen the malaria rates plummet. Malaria now accounts for ...

As Global Recession Worsens, is Malaria Killing Africa's Potential?

...d Vision is partnering with the Against Malaria Foundation to provide 3 million long-lasting, insecticidal bed nets to families in Zambia, Mozambique, kenya and Mali over the next two years. "Bed nets are a simple and low-cost item by American standards, but are out of reach for poor families in many ...

A $25 'Sleeping Bag' Incubator to Join More Than 40 Innovations at 'Extremely Affordable Health Innovations' News Conference and Exhibit at 6th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 15, 2009

...ns, while others such as the Aravind Eye Hospitals in India and CFWShops in kenya have proven that low-cost, high-quality health delivery can be a sustainabl...y operates a network of 85 nurse-run medical clinics under its CFW brand in kenya and Rwanda serving more than 40,000 people per month with plans to grow the...

Kenyan Pharmaceutical Industry Can Expect Significant Growth Despite Global Conditions, Finds Frost & Sullivan

...rategic Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Industry in kenya , finds that the market earned $208.6 million in 2...betics. The anti-diabetic pharmaceutical market in kenya earned revenues of $18.0 million in 2007 and is es...rategic Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Industry in kenya is part of the Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnolo...

Nothing But Nets Launches World Malaria Day Fundraising Challenge

... Through its partnership with UNHCR, Nothing But Nets has already successfully delivered more than 150,000 bed nets to cover four refugee camps in kenya and two camps in Uganda. That translates to over $1.5 million raised by its supporters, and brings the campaign halfway to its goal of sending 275,000...

Circumcision Guards Against STDs

...us study, the same researchers found that circumcision reduced infection with the HIV virus by 60 percent. Two other research groups -- one working in kenya and the other in South Africa -- have also had similar findings. "We hope these data will ultimately result in policy changes in recommending circu...

Pilot Study Using Video Cell Phones for Mobile Direct Observation Treatment (MDOT) to Monitor Medication Compliance of TB Patients

...f Pilot Study at East African Health Conference in kenya SILVER SPRING, Md., March 23 /PRNewswire/...style, and limited finances. For many patients in kenya and other countries in Africa, patients are given ...ic Health and Sanitation, Medical Services and the kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), with planning ...

Kenya Government Appoints Emergency Health Workers to Permanent Positions

...ch 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Government of kenya has approved a complete absorption of more than 87...ould have been closed," notes Samuel Kaloki of the kenya Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation. "This wo...rvice delivery and confirms that the Government of kenya has fulfilled her longstanding commitment with dev...

Nothing But Nets, Gavin DeGraw and Tom Cavanagh Help Save Lives in Uganda

...cognized an immediate and urgent need for 275,000 long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets for refugees living in 27 refugee camps in Uganda, Sudan, kenya and Tanzania, where the malaria burden is highest among African camps.     "Refugees in these camps have survived losing their h...

Medical Insurance Coverage in Africa a Possible Key to Improved Healthcare Access, States Frost & Sullivan

...r instance, Zambia has less that 100,000 people on private insurance, while kenya and Ghana have more than 8 million each on some form of medical insurance."...care Industry in Tanzania, Strategic Analysis of the Healthcare Industry in kenya and e-Health Initiatives in West Africa. All research included in subscript...

Children's Hospital Central California and CVS/Pharmacy Wheelchair Fund Featured in "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

... Ann's former Children's Hospital Center co-workers. "It's a new beginning for a great friend," said Children's Hospital Center Employee kenya Combs. "I know her house was really narrow, now it will give her extended freedom to move around the house." Riojas, the 2005 Easter Sea...
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