Kenya's Health at 50: The case of a laggard
Kenya’s high child death rate of 73 per 1,000 children could be greatly reduced if the country were to employ simple and practical solutions to reduce preterm births and complications, which are the leading cause of death among newborns.
Malnutrition is an underlying cause of more than one-third of under- five deaths worldwide. Additionally, it prevents millions of children around the world from reaching their full potential.
There is growing scientific evidence that suggests that the earlier an HIV positive person starts treatment, the better the chances that he or she will live a long, healthy and productive life.
Over the last 10 years, Kenya has made progress in malaria control. However, the country is still far from defeating the disease.
Did presidential candidates let good arguments get in the way of facts in the first ever presidential debate in Kenya's history?
Even as politicians and the Government call on Kenyans to maintain peace during this election period, Kenyans must examine the thinking that seems to suggest that elections make people violent.
Since 2003, the Kenyan economy has been doing considerably well, recording positive growth above four per cent.
Contrary to the belief that Kenyan women do not perform well in political elections, the reality is that if they make it through the party primaries, they have as good a chance as men of being elected to political leadership positions.
The brain drain of doctors from Kenya not only prevents the country from recouping the investment it makes in training the doctors but also threatens the very existence of the countries' health services.
As the number of new HIV infections continue to increase, the virus remains one of the biggest health challenges facing Kenya.
In an odd twist of professional negligence, many doctors in Kenya expose their patients to new infections right inside the hospitals where patients go to seek cure. A big number of the doctors in the country rarely wash their hands after touching patients, even after coming into contact with bodily fluids.
While the world has made significant progress in gains in curtailing maternal and child deaths, such advances have been painfully slow in Kenya.