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KENYA:Health officials moved in major shakeup

July 2019 thestar; More than 100 officials have been moved in a big shakeup at the Ministry of Health. Health CS Sicily Kariuki said the reshuffle was to align the ministry administration to the Health Act 2017.  The changes began with a small reshuffle in April, which saw Dr Wekesa …

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Drug for loss of sexual desire in women approved

June 2019 thestandard;The US drug regulator on Friday approved Palatin Technologies and Amag Pharmaceuticals’ drug to restore sexual desire in premenopausal women, the latest attempt to come up with a therapy that some have dubbed as “female Viagra”.The therapy, Vyleesi, will compete in a market which has seen previous attempts …

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How kissing can spread gonorrhoea

May 2019 ;Kissing with tongues can spread the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, researchers have warned. Scientists say the STI can be caught through saliva – despite the NHS dismissing kissing as a way of passing it on. And spreading the infection this way may be more common than expected, the Australian researchers …

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KENYA: Report lays bare mess in country’s referral hospitals

May 2019 theStar. Referral hospitals in crisis. They are, suffering from ineffective patient-nurse ratio, lack of critical supplies and equipment, dilapidated structures, unsafe overcrowding and inadequate sanitation, among many other problems. A parliamentary Health committee report says there’s an almost total lack of plant and equipment maintenance and replacement at …

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