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  • Kenya commemorates World No-Tobacco Day May 31 2017 - The World No-Tobacco Day in Kenya was marked with calls for effective policies, reduced exposure and tightening of loopholes to combat tobacco consumption. Speakers particularly emphasized on the theme, “Tobacco- a threat to Development” and on health and other risks associated with tobacco consumption.
  • WHO sustains its funding to Ministry of Health JUNE 6, 2017 | WHO Kenya country office has  given a statement  to correct erroneous media reports that Kenya had suspended its funding to  Ministry of Health. In his statement, the WHO Kenya Country Representative, Dr Rudi Eggers said the report was incorrect and confirmed that  WHO had not suspended funding to the Ministry of Health. The erroneous report was based on an internal letter written by the Ministry of  Health  to urge counties to make returns for monies given by  the WHO…
  • In Kenya, the path to elimination of malaria is lined with good preventions A broad range of preventive measures in Kenya, tailored to local needs have resulted in major progress against malaria – but declining resources underscore the need for even more efficient work. Countrywide, malaria prevalence dropped from 11% to 8% between 2010 and 2015.
  • Historic launch of malaria vaccine pilots in Africa April 24, 2017: The announcement of the piloting of a malaria vaccine in Africa by the WHO regional director for Africa Dr Matshido Moeti this week marks a historic but realistic moment towards the effort to ease the malaria disease burden and save lives in Africa. Dr Moeti presided over the high level malaria event in Nairobi ahead of World Malaria Day, where she announced the selection of three countries, Kenya, Malawi and Ghana, for the vaccine pilot testing. She said…
  • WHO Kenya donates 15 Ambulances to counties 22 March 2017: WHO has donated 15 ambulances to support reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) in six counties, Migori, Wajir, Mandera, Marsabit, Isiolo and Lamu. WHO is among six UN agencies (UN H6) supporting these counties through an initiative of the UN RMNCH Trust Fund. The objective of the initiative is to strengthen health services for reduction the of maternal and child mortality, in line with the SDG3 targets. The other agencies in the partnership are, UNICEF,…

 
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