Scientists find drug to curb malaria during pregnancy

May 2018 Dailynation; Scientists at the Kenya Medical Research Institute have come up with a safe and superior drug for preventing and managing malaria during pregnancy. The drug, dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP), a second line treatment for malaria, was found to be safe in the second and third trimester of pregnancy, and …

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Wired Health 2018: Old tech, new ideas

March 2018 MedicalNewsToday; Wired Health is held yearly in London, United Kingdom. It boasts a wide array of speakers from every corner of the health tech world, alongside forward-thinking companies who provide a glimpse of their latest offerings. This year was as varied as ever, and the talks covered how …

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Influenza a burden to Kenya’s healthcare – WHO report

December2017 Dailynation; Kenya’s efforts to keep a healthy population are being hampered by the often-ignored ailments like seasonal influenza (flu), the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. In its situation report, WHO indicates that as many as 650,000 people die from respiratory problems annually, warning governments to focus more on …

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