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"America’s nurses are the beating heart of our medical system," President Barack Obama is quoted as saying. Donna Wilk Cardillo is quoted saying, "Nurses are the heart of healthcare." Happy Nurses Week
I addressed a high level meeting on anti-retroviral therapy in Africa which discussed ways of ensuring access to lifesaving medicine to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030....
We appreciate Efforts of Beyond Zero foundation for prioritizing Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, and the fight against HIV and AIDS. It is in tandem with the County health sector objectives. Malaria, HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and diarrhea being the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the County. The HIV and AIDS prevalence in the County is at 4.8%.Only about 33% of mothers in this County deliver in hospitals assisted by skilled attendants. Maternal Mortality Rate stands at 880 per 100,000 live births compared to national average of 480 per 100,000 live births....
"Globally, it is estimated that 85% of the annual incidence of cervical cancer and 88% of cervical cancer related deaths occur in low and middle income countries. Africa has some of the highest cervical cancer incidences and mortality rates in the world. Africa’s high HIV prevalence amongst women also increases both the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer. In Kenya there are 3000 new cases of cancer every year and half of these result in fatality. Cancer already kills more people globally than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put together. As the World health Organization’s director general put it, “Non Communicable diseases are no longer a disease of affluence”." said First Lady Margaret Kenyatta during her speech to at Cancer Conference...
Over 3,000 new cases of cancer are reported in Kenya every year and half of these result in death, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta said on Wednesday evening. She said her office is partnering with various stakeholders including the Ministry of Health, the private sector, civil society, religious organisations and the media to support cancer prevention and treatment programs in the country....
“The jigger menace is a significant health and socio-economic burden, not only to the affected households and communities, but also to the whole country,” said First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. “An estimated 2 million Kenyans in 24 counties continue to suffer the debilitating effects and social stigma associated with this parasitic vermin 50 years after independence!”...
2015 First Lady Half Marathon is scheduled to held on the 8th of March in Nairobi. The marathon is expected to host an estimated 50,000 participants following the success of it inaugural marathon which was held 2014 which drew nearly 20,000 participants....
"Reducing maternal deaths requires a concerted multi-sectoral investment, hence there are other social determinants that we must address including education, especially of girls, gender equality, roads, infrastructure, sanitation and clean water among many others," Said Kenya First Lady Margaret Kenyatta as she was awarded United Nations Person of the Year award at the UN complex in Gigiri, Nairobi....
President Uhuru Kenyatta who is at New York city attending the United Nations General Assembly wrote, “I hosted a high-level meeting on Health Financing at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Africa is rising economically but the fruits of this transformation will only be sweet if proper investments are channeled towards health.”...
"The scenes that we’re witnessing in West Africa today are absolutely gut-wrenching. In one account over the weekend, we read about a family in Liberia. The disease had already killed the father. The mother was cradling a sick and listless five-year-old son. Her other son, 10-years-old, was dying, too. They finally reached a treatment center but they couldn’t get in. And, said a relative, 'We are just sitting,' said President Obama speaking at Centers for Disease Control. He added, "These men and women and children are just sitting, waiting to die, right now. And it doesn’t have to be this way." ...
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