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Ebola Awakes Africa Leaders to Healthcare Challenges

President Uhuru Kenyatta posted, “With other African Heads of State sharing ideas and discussing ways of mobilizing resources to contain the threat of Ebola on the Continent. The global response to the Ebola outbreak is a wakeup call to African leaders to partner and set aside resources to tackle health challenges facing the continent. The kind of response given to the affected countries is not the kind of response we would have seen if this happened somewhere in Europe or America.”
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Gitugi Girls Student, Stella Wangui Wakiara, Kidney Transplant

“I met with five students from Gitugi Girls High School who launched an appeal on Citizen TV to fundraise for their colleague. The Government will meet the financial costs of a kidney transplant for 17-year-old Gitugi Girls’ School student Stella Wangui Wakiara. I was touched by their efforts to fundraise for their colleague and I felt that we must act and do so now to support them,” President Uhuru Kenyatta committed the Government of Kenya and indeed all Kenyans in meeting the cost....
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Launch of Kshs 7 Billion Mosquito Net Distribution Campaign by President Kenyatta

“I launched a 7 billion shillings mosquito net distribution campaign that will cover 25 malaria-prone counties. Our dedication to stop malaria is anchored in Kenya’s development blueprint, Vision 2030, which outlines the nation’s aspirations for prosperity including developing an efficient, integrated, high quality and affordable healthcare system for Kenyans,” President Uhuru Kenyatta posted after he visited Migori County one of the most affected counties....
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Seven Journalists Win Prestigious Media Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Critical Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Issues

Geneva/Stockholm– Seven journalists were named today as winners of the “2014 WASH Media Awards” competition for their excellence in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene-related (WASH) issues....
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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Opening Speech of The International Congress of Tropical Pediatrics

"This conference must not be just one more talk shop-one more scientific meeting where professional colleagues renew contacts, exchange pleasantries and engage in high level medical discussions but leave without firm strategies of how to get us to the finishing line." First Lady Margaret Kenyatta said when speaking at the opening of the international congress of tropical pediatrics at KICC. ...
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Dr. Kent Brantly Recovery From Ebola, A World Happy Moment

Dr. Kent Brantly who was infected with Ebola was a happy man hanging, greeting and holding hands with his wife after he was discharged from an Atlanta hospital. The Doctor who was infected with the Ebola Virus in Liberia was all smiles and this smiles sent hope all over the world after the scare from Ebola was threatening everyone. ...
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Aliko Dangote $150 million Donation For Halting Ebola in Nigeria. 1,200 Already Killed by Ebola.

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man and indeed the richest black person in the world donated $150 million to help halt the spread of Ebola. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is acquired from contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected animal. Symptoms are said to start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain and headaches. This is then followed by vomiting, diarrhea and rash. Decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys then follow as the virus kills the body....
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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Speech as she Hands Mobile Clinic to Narok

"It gives me pleasure to join you today during this auspicious occasion of handing over of the fully kitted ‘Beyond zero’ Mobile Clinic to Narok County. This is the second hand-over in a series that will see all the 47 Counties receive fully equipped mobile clinics. We handed over the first mobile clinic to Taita Taveta County two weeks ago," said First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. Below full speech...
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Leadership on Health in the Horn of Africa is Essential

The issue of health and well-being sadly comes along way down the list of priorities for governments and people in the Horn of Africa. For many people merely surviving from day to day is the top priority and this means endeavouring to find the bare essentials of life, namely food, shelter, fuel and the means to scratch a living. The old adage: Health is Wealth, still holds true. The healthier a nation the greater the potential it has to become more productive, prosperous and hopefully more content....
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Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are 8 goals that UN Member States have agreed to try to achieve by the year 2015. The United Nations Millennium Declaration, signed in September 2000, commits world leaders to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women. The MDGs are derived from this Declaration. Each MDG has targets set for 2015 and indicators to monitor progress from 1990 levels. Several of these relate directly to health....
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