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WHO warns of imminent spread of untreatable superbug gonorrhoea

July 2017 Yahoo; At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable “superbug” strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Giving details of studies showing a “very serious situation” with regard to highly drug-resistant forms …

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KENYA: Nakuru Level 5 Hospital set for Sh330m upgrade

July 2017 Businessdaily; Nakuru Level Five Hospital has embarked on a major facelift in response to the increased number of patients seeking services at the facility. The hospital serves more than five counties in the South Rift region. The Sh330 million project will entail expansion of the maternity wing and …

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KENYA:Governors put nurses’ pay dispute at SRC’s feet

July 2017 BusinessDaily; Governors have asked the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to approve nurses’ salary increase before they can effect it. The governors claimed their hands were tied since it was the commission’s work to approve the raise. Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma, who is the chairman of the Council of …

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KENYA: Sack SRC boss, protesting Kisii nurses say

July 2017 DailyNation; Striking Kisii nurses have called for the sacking of Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) chair Sarah Serem, accusing her of blocking signing of a CBA. The health workers chanted slogans and waved placards as they hoisted the SRC chair’s effigy as they marched along the streets. Led …

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SUDAN: Cholera Spreads in Darfur Camps

July 2017 RadioDabanga; The state Ministry of Health placed medical tents to combat the spread of cholera in the overcrowded Kalma camp for displaced people in South Darfur. Five people died of ‘acute watery diarrhoea’, as the deadly disease is called by the Sudanese authorities, in the Nyala Academic Hospital, …

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KENYA:Doctors union urges Govt to tackle nurses’ strike

July 2017 Dailynation;Doctors have asked the government to amend the Health Bill 2015 in order to improve access to services, and resolve the ongoing nurses’ strike. The appeal comes a day after signing acollective bargaining agreement with the government. Speaking during the third annual delegates’ conference at Crowne Plaza in …

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ANGOLA: Angola With Two Percent of HIV Prevalence – Inquiry

July 2017 angop; At least two percent of the Angolan population is a HIV positive with high prevalence on women affecting (2.69 percent) against men ( 1.2 percent), indicates the report of multiple inquiries and health (IIMS) 2015-2016 released on Friday in Luanda by the National Statistic Institute (INE). According …

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KENYA:Revealed: The hidden killer in your meat

June 2017 Dailynation; Meat retailers are using unregulated preservatives in excessively large amounts to preserve meat for as long as three months, investigations by the Nation have revealed. The use of sulphites — a form of inorganic salts — was banned in 1986 by the US Food and Drug Authority (FDA). …

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