HEALTH & WELLNESS

Philip Ogola – the brave ‘Digital Humanitarian’ who ran towards the blasts and gunshots as everyone else ran away from Dusit Complex

Tuesday the 15th of January was to end like another normal day for Philip Ogola popularly known as ‘The Digital Humanitarian.’ He was home early eager to help the kids…

 
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Tales of triumph over cancer despite prohibitive cost of treatment

The doctors told my dad to take me home and make me comfortable. There was nothing else they could do, I had about 14 days to live. I had gone…

 
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Equity Insurance Agency unveils a healthcare product for the diaspora Market

Equity Insurance Agency has launched a healthcare product targeted at the diaspora market to benefit their loved ones back home. The product dubbed ‘Equimed’ is a reliable, affordable and flexible…

 
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The pain of losing a daughter, the agony of not being able to bury her

I just watched an interview of Bobby Stewart Onyango on NTV’s Better Living with Kobi Kihara and my heart sunk – almost quite literally. I remember his words on Facebook,…

 
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Jubilee’s Handling of the Cholera Outbreak – Election Year Politicking, Malice or Incompetence?

During the height of the Ebola crisis in 2014, African leaders deftly avoided discussing the impact of corruption, incompetence and poor governance on their ability to contain the disease. Part…

 
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Protracted doctors strike was an indictment to Kenya’s leadership

The nationwide doctors’ strike which started in December 2016 has now been resolved after more than 100 days without provision of basic healthcare at government health facilities. The protracted impasse’…

 
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How doctors are winning the moral war waged against them by government

Today marks 43 days since doctors downed their tools demanding better working conditions. Among the key issues in the contested 2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) was a 300% pay hike…

 
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Why we should blame corruption for the deaths following doctors’ strike

Kenya’s health sector is in urgent need of a cure. A doctors’ strike in public health facilities is today (Friday) on it’s fourth day with more than 20 lives which…

 
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Why getting diagnosed with cancer could be a death sentence in Kenya

Getting diagnosed with cancer in Kenya could mean imminent death if you are not extremely wealthy or have a good medical cover. Everyday social media sites are littered with medical…

 
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Safaricom’s M-Tiba mobile app to go national

The national roll out of M-TIBA is underway, with 45,000 people now registered and 60 healthcare providers in Nairobi now operational. The mobile health wallet – developed by CarePay, PharmAccess…

 
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