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Dynamics of Free Maternity Services

Child birth can be a joyous occasion and a sad one at the same time especially if a mother or child loses their life in the process due to birth complications that arise during delivery. Only a mother can explain the joy that she feels when she delivers a baby safely in the care of medical practitioners in a hospital setting. Child delivery in Kenya has been difficult for poor mothers who have had to struggle with maternity fees forcing them to opt to deliver their babies at home. This has sometimes proved to be fatal due to complications that arise during childbirth leading to loss of life for both mother and child.
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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Commits to Fight Against HIV/Aids

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Sunday pledged to wage a vigorous campaign against the spread of HIV/AIDS and to conquer stigma and discrimination against people living with the disease....
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Bill Gates: Seeing Ghana’s Health Care System in Action

“It was an honor to meet Ghana’s President. He is tackling important issues with enthusiasm & determination,” Bill gates tweets. He also writes and posts at gatesnotes.com, "During my visit, I was very impressed by the information tracking in Ghana’s health care system. It’s enabling health care workers to closely measure their progress in delivering immunizations and other patient services. And it’s helping Ghana make progress toward the Millennium Development Goals." Bill Gates the founder of Microsoft and the richest man in the U.S has in the recent years dedicated his time and resources in finding solutions for healthcare especially in regions where there isn't well developed infrastructure and healthcare. Below read his full article on his visit to Ghana. ...
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Alcoholism

“God has taken him home,” the preacher says from the pulpit. Someone drooling an intoxicated stench from the back mumbles, “That’s bull, the bottle put him under.” The sad thing is before his twenty-first birthday he is dead. More than anything else this is what drives societies in many states to legislate tough laws of drinking at age twenty-one. Not that they totally stop alcohol consumption, but they at least bring out the debate of alcohol consumption to the group most likely to be affected most; the teens maturing to adults. ...
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Awour, Talk on Healthcare

Agnes Awour Nyakwar Ogeng’o, passion for a better Kenya is evident as she talks about healthcare for Siaya County. “Not only did the politicians take Kshs 150 million away from citizen’s healthcare, they continue to overtax citizens to fund their tours around the world,” she says and adds, “Kshs 3 million allocated to 50 district hospitals rather than 210 individual pay would have saved many Kenyans pain and agony....
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Kimani Wairiri, on Kenya Healthcare

“Life expectancy is obviously a major indicator of the performance of the health system. As a health systems management specialist, I find this very disturbing. In my view, we must increase our expenditure on health by exploring various modalities for healthcare financing. To put this in perspective, Kenya’s health system is ranked 140th (Out of 191) in performance, but also has a similarly low per-capita expenditure on health, ranked at position 152,” says Nyandarua Senate aspirant Kimani Wairiri. ...
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Deadly Aflatoxin Donated

Kenyans are generous people who can be called on at anytime to do so and they help willingly without holding back anything. This was evident during the Kenyans for Kenya campaign that helped raise money for starving Kenyans in Eastern and North Eastern who were being ravaged by drought. To those who helped, it was completely unacceptable that they have food while their brothers and sisters died of starvation. However, news that the money they so generously donated went into buying food that was contaminated with the deadly aflatoxin thus endangering lives of the many that consumed it especially children was just too much to bear. ...
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Doctor Wilson O. Endege – Expanding Bio-Technology in Kenya

Dr. Endege has worked as a Research Scientist in the biotech industry and at Harvard Institute of Proteomics an affiliate of Harvard Medical School for the past 15 years performing cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets discovery research. While at Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc he led a unit that was part of a team which succeeded in delivering 100 validated cancer biomarkers to a major pharma collaborator. He also provided leadership for the lung cancer biotherapeutics program at Millennium that led to the identification of several lung cancer biotherapeutic targets. Two of these were selected for therapeutic antibody development and further validation. His research work in cancer biomarkers and therapeutics discovery at Millennium Pharmaceutical and Chiron Diagnostics Inc has resulted into at least five issued patents in the field of cancer biomarkers and drug discovery. ...
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16 Harmful Effects of Alcohol to the Body

“Alcohol brings me out to the world,” a shy person will be heard screaming as they drown the depressant downer to raise their spirits. Do you know the harmful effects of alcohol to your body? The following picture highlights these 16 harmful effects of alcohol to your body. ...
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