Health workers in Zimbabwe strike, demand to be paid in US ($) dollars

The 131.7% inflation rate in Zimbabwe that has caused the country’s local currency to slamp has also seen health workers down their tools after rejecting a 100% salary increase. Zimbabwean health practitioners instead are demanding that they are paid their salaries in US dollars citing that the country’s currency has been rendered valueless due to the biting inflation that has seen many citizens deplete their savings over the years. They warned that many lives could be lost if the government fails to meet their demands on time. According to Routers,…

Monkeypox, the new deadly disease WHO is worried about

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the fast spread if Monkeypox which has so far been identified in 12 countries registering a total of 92 cases as of sunday. WHO now intends to role out mitigation plans for other countries where the disease has not been recorded. Information points that human-to-human transmission is already occuring. The disease is very infectious although mild and endemic in parts of west and Central Africa as reported by VOA. “There are vaccines available but the most important message is you can…

The deadly diseases you may get from consuming indomie

Instant noddles

The Consumers Federation of Kenya (Cofek) has recently warned Kenyans to stop taking indomie following reports that the popular instant nodule has high residue of aflotoxins and pesticide residues. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), had warned its member states to stop the importation of the commodity until investigations is completed on it. “We advice consumers to refrain from either consuming and or purchasing any imported indomie until necessary verification is conducted by the Kenya Bureau of Standards and other relevant agencies” COFEK said. The Egytian Authorities…

World’s largest condom maker explains reason for decline of its use

Since the outbreak of covid-19, condoms sales have reduced tremendously according to Katex, world’s largest condom manufacturer. The manufacturer reported that the sales of Condoms have reduced by 40%. Goh Miah Kiat, Katex CEO attributes the reductions to the restrictions imposed by various governments on gathering especially in gatherings such as restaurants as “The COVID-19 led to the closure of many secluded places such as restaurants, hotels, and motels, hence a decline in intimacy which reflected on condom sales,” he explained.

High use of steroids in treatment of Covid-19 causes surge in ‘black fungus’ infections in India

Life threatening disease, Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus has been recorded among many covid-19 patients in India adding a health burden to the country that has lost more than 100,000 of its citizens in the last one month alone to Corona virus. Doctors are are saying black fungus is caused by high use of steroids to treat Covid-19 has caused the surge in the deadly disease. India Authorities on Thursday announced that they are planning to set up special wards in the country’s capital to helf fight the malady.…

BLOOD DONATION: WHY THE LIFE OF THAT NEEDY KENYAN IS IN YOUR HANDS:

By Shamala Daucla Health facilities across the country are running out of blood at an alarming rate – a situation that is putting the lives of many Kenyans at risk. The vitality of blood to human existence needs no more elaboration. Therefore news that blood banks countrywide are rapidly running out of this vital requirement serves as a reminder to all of us to answer the call of humanity. Take for instance that young anaemic child in your neighborhood who losses their life owing to lack of blood in the…

How KEMSA Bosses stage-managed tender loot

New details have emerged on how bosses at Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) literally made calls to people who may have been known to them to come for multi-million tenders – Public Investment Committee (PIC) of the National Assembly was told on Friday. According to Citizen, when the directors of Briema Grains Limited Hassan Osman and Abdulkafar Ali appeared to before the Committee, they failed to convince them how they were awarded Ksh 167 million worth of tender yet it had no experience in handling medical supplies. PIC found that…

WHO Director-General’s statement on Tanzania and COVID-19

“ We extend our condolences to our Tanzanian sisters and brothers on the recent passing of a senior Tanzanian leader as well as the government’s Chief Secretary. In late January, I joined Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Director for the African Region, in urging Tanzania to scale public health measures against COVID-19 and to prepare for vaccination. I also encouraged the sharing of data in light of reports of COVID-19 cases among travellers. Since then I have spoken with several authorities in Tanzania but WHO is yet to receive any…

How New Borns go through pain and why it should be calmed.

Even with the parents who have much experience, it can be frustrating and even upsetting to watch a baby over go a painful procedure. In Kenya alone, the number of children going through painful medical procedures is overwhelming. In 2020, it was recorded that, 1.15 million babies only were born in hospitals and displayed quite a number of painful medical procedures as well as immunization. Around an estimated figure of 10,000 of the new born babies normally hospitalized in their first days needs more medical procedures. Example: In a two…

Do you know that sleeping with your phone in bed can affect your health?

This is the actual truth since smartphones have been confirmed toproduce dangerous emission which causes variation in the system byregulating various processes such as cardiac rhythm or our biologicalclock. Sleeping next to your phone can also be unsafe to your bodyfunctions.According to World Health Organization, all electronic devices are notgood for the body sine they yield toxic effects that are responsible fordevelopment of cancer.To authenticate this statement, an Australian study has proved that thereis a significant connection between the use of smartphones and infertilityin men as well as condensed sperm…