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Ray of hope as new Covid vaccine proves effective against deadly Indian strain

There is a glimmer of hope in the global health community as India’s indigenous vaccine proves effective against the country’s virulent Covid-19 variant already...

Waive taxes on medical commodities, Kagwe urges parliament

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe wants a waiver on taxes on medical commodities. The proposal to waive taxes on medical commodities is contained in the...

Government suspends flights from India for 14 days

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government has suspended all flights to and from COVID-19 ravaged country of India for 14 days. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said...

Kenya among four African countries to carry out malaria vaccine trial

Kenya is among four African countries that will carry out a larger trial in nearly 5,000 children, on a malaria vaccine proven to be...

Government rules out mixing of COVID-19 vaccines

The government has ruled out mixing of the approved coronavirus vaccines. Instead, the Ministry of Health insists that those who received the AstraZeneca jab will...

COVID-19 pandemic leaves many Kenyans living in India in distress

Kenya has told its citizens to contact and furnish Kenya’s High Commission in India with personal information to help it update its register on...

Report: Diabetes prevalence in Kenya to rise by 2025

Kenya’s diabetes prevalence is predicted to rise to 4.5 per cent in the next four years from the current 3.3 per cent. According to the...

Brazil’s daily Covid death toll surpasses 4,000

Brazil registered more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours for the first time Tuesday, the health ministry said, as the country reeled from...

CDC backs the ban on importation of COVID-19 vaccines

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC has backed the decision by the Kenyan government to ban the importation, sale and use...

Government suspends importation of COVID-19 by private entities

All licenses of private institutions importing COVID-19 vaccines have been suspended until further notice, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced. The National Emergency COVID-19 response committee says they have stopped the...

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