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

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The medical imaging market in Kenya is set for steady growth over the next five years, driven by an aging population demanding greater access to imaging and diagnostic procedures. However, price sensitivity and competition in the market remain high d...

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

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased public and private expenditure on healthcare, coupled with increasing levels of medical insurance coverage and continued foreign donor funding are creating significant opportunities for growth within the Kenyan healthcare industry. The pharm...

Malaria prevention reduces anemia and improves educational potential in Kenyan schoolchildren

Providing preventive treatment for malaria, given once per term, dramatically reduces rates of malaria infection and anaemia among schoolchildren, and significantly improves their cognitive ability, according to new research published today in the Lancet . Malaria is a major cause of morbidity...

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 t...

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 s...

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 t...

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 ...

WVU Doctor Works to Reduce Cancer Burden in Africa

...on-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The trial showed dramatic results -- a 6 percent mortality rate, compared with an expected 20 percent to 66 percent rate in the kenyan and Ugandan populations studied. The research team chose a low-dose chemotherapy regimen because it's vital that cancer therapies in sub-Saharan ...

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

...is administration has followed this policy decision with a number of positive actions that will be felt in countries like Kenya. One out of every four kenyan women wants to space or limit their births and are not using family planning services. The additional funds will make these services available to thos...

Working Towards 'Counting Malaria Out' Through Scale-Up of PermaNet(R) Bed Nets, Vestergaard Frandsen Produces 175 Millionth Net; Introduces New Net To Combat Insecticide Resistance

...rything possible to slam the brakes on this deadly disease," he added. In addition to co-hosting the symposium on insecticide resistance with the kenyan Ministry of Health, Vestergaard Frandsen is involved in World Malaria Day activities around the world, including participating in a World Malaria Day ...

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Kenyan in Medical Dictionary

Decerebrate posture

... and decorticate posturing are strongly associated with poor outcome ... Decorticate, decerebrate and opisthotonic posturing and seizures in kenyan ... Decerebrate posture - Overview, Decerebrate posture is an abnormal body posture ... Decerebrate posture can occur on one side, o...
Kenyan in Biological News

Cheap love costs the Earth

... livelihoods. David and his colleagues from other UK - and Dutch - universities first raised the alarm about the situation in 2002, just as the new kenyan Water Act was passed. Since then, the lake has continued to shrink. ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 27, 2008

...utes suggest new prevention measures Journal of Proteome Research Researchers in Canada report discovery of unusual proteins in a small group of kenyan sex workers that appear to be associated with resistance to infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The discovery could lead to the improved d...

Major scientific push to tackle agricultural productivity and food security in developing world

...des are microscopic worms that feed on plant roots, stunting their growth and causing yield losses of US$70 billion each year. UK scientists and their kenyan colleagues are harnessing a natural soil fungus to destroy the worms' eggs reducing damage to crops. Reducing arsenic levels in rice - arsenic con...

Citizen Science -- a celebration of partnership between academia and local people

...f how the issues in water use, ecology and conservation of the lakes in the kenyan Rift Valley which are unique on the planet - can be integrated with the su...Department of Geology, who also has had an even longer association with the kenyan Rift Valley, through researching its origins and its present-day geological...

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa commits 180M to revive farmers' depleted soils

...oost our yields and therefore feed ourselves and use the surplus to improve our income and living conditions. We welcome this initiative by AGRA, said kenyan farmer Philip Kiriro. ...

Evolution tied to Earth movement

...he Ethiopian Plateau (by some 3,200 vertical feet) happened 6 million to 3 million years ago. The Geotimes paper says other research has shown the kenyan part of the wall rose mostly between 7 million and 2 million years ago, mountains in Tanganyika and Malawi were uplifted mainly between 5 million and ...

A genetic identity card for Plasmodium populations to improve control strategies

... and Anopheles funestus, two of the principal malaria vectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. The work was done simultaneously on two sites in Cameroon and one kenyan site, all three strongly infected by malaria. This large-scale investigation resulted in the isolation of 746 Plasmodium falciparum oocysts from the g...

HIV and malaria combine to adversely affect pregnant women and their infants

...ow HIV affects PAM, Kain and his team collected samples from women in the first pregnancy as well as from women in their subsequent ones living in the kenyan region where malaria is common. The researchers demonstrated that protection to PAM is mediated by a special type of antibody that allows women to pre...

Bringing the zoos to the zebras

...eton biologist reports at AAAS on partnership with St. Louis Zoo to empower kenyan communities in endangered Grevy's zebra conservation The Grevy's zebra is...001, teams of Earthwatch volunteers have worked with Dr. Rubenstein and his kenyan colleagues to determine the habitat needs of Grevy's zebra populations in n...

Kenya halts first field trials of GM maize

... kenyan authorities began destroying the country's first g...r Africa (IRMA) project, a joint initiative of the kenyan Agricultural Research Institute, the US-based Syng...he incident was unfortunate and a major setback to kenyan research, but that GM maize field trials would con...
Kenyan in Biological Technology

TED Conferences Announces 25 TED Fellows for TEDGlobal in Oxford

...ers. One is a magician, one an inventor, one a humanitarian Jesuit priest. All are committed to the spread of great ideas. "From a leading female kenyan software developer to a young political scientist from Belarus, from a Jamaican robotics expert to a next-generation Burmese human rights activist, we...

Integrated Prevention Demonstration Campaign Launched in Western Kenya to Fight HIV, Malaria and Diarrhoeal Disease

...l contribute greatly to our national target of ensuring that 80% of the adult population knows their HIV status by 2010. At the moment only 36% of the kenyan adult population has been tested at least once. HIV testing is one of the key pillars of HIV prevention and access to treatment, care and support," sa...
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