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HEALTH

Pandemic worsened depression among children, youth

The number of children and youth with mental health issues has been rising Kenya and around during the Covid-19 pandemic. A global study by United Nations child rights body, UNICEF, presents a worrying trend which requires long-term support on mental health. The study titled, ‘The State of the World’s Children 2021’ and conducted in 21 countries shows that at least one in five young people between 15 and 24 years suffer depression and UNICEF notes that “as Covid-19 heads into its third year, the impact on children and young people’s mental health and well-being continues to weigh heavily.”

  11 days ago ago
Pandemic worsened depression among children, youth

HEALTH

Arrival of second batch of covid-19 vaccines

Kenya gets 407,000 dosages of AstraZeneca antibody from the United Kingdom, finishing the UK's 817,000 portions contribution. Vaccines for the second dosages for fundamental laborers. Nairobi, 17 August 2021 –This day 407,000 dosages of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 antibody showed up at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in Nairobi.

  2 months ago ago
Arrival of second batch of covid-19 vaccines

SOCIETY

22st September Newspapers Headlines Review

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has reported that more than 300,000 children have died and over one million pushed out of school in 12 years of an insurgency in Nigeria’s North East region. With kerosene and cooking gas prices having risen sharply over recent months, many poor households that had switched to using cooking gas are scrambling back to their jikos, which has increased demand for charcoal and in turn pushed up its price.

  25 days ago ago
22st September Newspapers Headlines Review

HEALTH

UNICEF Reveals Where AstraZeneca Vaccines From Canada Were Taken To After Being Received Today

UNICEF has tonight passed their thanksgiving to Canadian Government for donating vaccines to the country. Taking to their official social media accounts, UNICEF revealed that Kenya received over 459,000 doses of the vaccine via COVAX facility. After transporting to the country, UNICEF revealed that the vaccines were later transported to the central vaccine store in Kitengela, Nairobi County."Over 459,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrived safely in Kenya this morning.

  1 month ago ago
UNICEF Reveals Where AstraZeneca Vaccines From Canada Were Taken To After Being Received Today

EDUCATION

The Official Closing Dates For Both Primary And Secondary That Many Kenyans Don't Know

All schools primary and secondary are supposed to close on Friday 16th July. According to norms, secondary schools will close earlier than primary by two or three days. They are expected to close on 13th and 14th i.e Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. The marathon school calendars were designed to ensure learners catch up and recover lost time, with education having been halted for more than six months for over 17 million students in Kenya, according to Unicef.

  3 months ago ago
The Official Closing Dates For Both Primary And Secondary That Many Kenyans Don't Know

EDUCATION

Should All Schools Break? Govt Advised What Do With Schools as Delta Variant of COVID-19 Bites

As Kenyans keep on asking whether the government should suspend physical learning in the country due to the rapidly increasing cases of COVID-19, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has advised on what step to be taken. Currently, the country and the world at large, are battling the deadly delta variant of COVID-19, which is said to be more lethal than other variants.

  2 months ago ago
Should All Schools Break? Govt Advised What Do With Schools as Delta Variant of COVID-19 Bites

HEALTH

Ebola Aside, Here is a New Plague That Has a Savage Impact on Children

UNICEF reports that an outbreak of bubonic plague has claimed the lives of at least 44. The report established that the outbreak was reported to have started in Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) UNICEF maintains that the bubonic plague has an aggressive impact on children.

  1 month ago ago
Ebola Aside, Here is a New Plague That Has a Savage Impact on Children

HEALTH

Severely Malnourished Children Could Die if Not Treated Sooner - World Health Organization

A recent evaluation unveils that at least 110,000 Kenyan children are severely malnourished and could die if not treated sooner. As per the World Health Organization, half of all critically malnourished children succumb to such cases due to lack of medical intervention. “Currently, 523,000 children are acutely malnourished, 111,000 of whom are severely malnourished and without timely treatment, their lives are at risk,” read part of the report.

  29 days ago ago
Severely Malnourished Children Could Die if Not Treated Sooner - World Health Organization

HEALTH

Minister of health CS Mutahi Kagwe Receives a donation of 12 Ultra-cold chain freezers

The Minister of health mandates it to take care of all Kenyans without fear or favor and also to find ways to minimize any blackouts of any pandemic around the country. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has received a donation of 12 Ultra-cold chain freezers with storage of 3million doses.

  1 month ago ago
Minister of health CS Mutahi Kagwe Receives a donation of 12 Ultra-cold chain freezers

SOCIETY

The Country In The World, That One Child Dies, After Every 10 Minutes, And The Reason Behind Death

Hello guys, and welcome back again. Today we are going to look at the country where after every ten minutes, a child dies, estimating this, shows that after every hour, six children dies. According to UNICEF, 1 child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen amid Saudi-led war.

  1 month ago ago
The Country In The World, That One Child Dies, After Every 10 Minutes, And The Reason Behind Death

HEALTH

Kenya Receives Moderna Vaccines For the First Time as Civil Servants Stare at a Serious Punishment

Kenya Monday morning received doses of covid-19 vaccine at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). This is the first even Moderna vaccines to arrive in Kenya from the Covax facility which was donated by the government of the United States of America (USA). 880,460 doses of the Covid vaccine were received early Monday morning as the first batch of the 1.7 million doses donated to the country.

  1 month ago ago
Kenya Receives Moderna Vaccines For the First Time as Civil Servants Stare at a Serious Punishment

SOCIETY

My Dad Locked Me and My Sisters up in a Poultry For a Year; Teen Girl Accused of Witchcraft Reveals

A teen girl has come out to reveal how her father locked her and other siblings in a poultry house for a year as he accused them of bringing down his business through witchcraft. Image courtesy/Legit According to Legit NG reports, the Nigerian girl narrated that the incidents begun after her mother died in 2017.

  1 month ago ago
My Dad Locked Me and My Sisters up in a Poultry For a Year; Teen Girl Accused of Witchcraft Reveals

HEALTH

Over 880,000 Doses Of The Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Arrive in Kenya

It is a sigh of relief today on those who had been mandated to take the Covid-19 vaccine or face disciplinary cases as most of them had rushed to receave it but due to insufficient supply it was impossible.Arrival of the Moderna covid-19 vaccine [Images Courtesy]. Over 880,000 doses of the Moderna covid-19 vaccine have arrived in Kenya today morning.

  1 month ago ago
Over 880,000 Doses Of The Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Arrive in Kenya

MILITARY

WHO and UNICEF Call for Establishment of Flights to Provide Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan

The United Nations agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), made the call while Kabul Airport was closed after the Taliban seized control of the country despite the need to distribute millions of medicines and other medical supplies.

  1 month ago ago
WHO and UNICEF Call for Establishment of Flights to Provide Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan

JUSTICE

Against FGM- County Partners with UNICEF to Fight Against the Cut

The County Government and Unicef today launched a project aimed at eradicating female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriages in Lagdera Sub County. The CECM for Gender, Culture and Social services Hon Zeinab Abdi Digale said the project aims at accelerating abandonment of FGM and child marriages following the presidential order to end the retrogressive culture by 2022.

  2 months ago ago
Against FGM- County Partners with UNICEF to Fight Against the Cut

ENTERTAINMENT

NMG, Unicef Kenya Sign Partnership to Promote Children's Rights

The Nation Media Group and Unicef children's Kenya have signed a partnership Covid-19, agreement to promote children's while nghts in the media. The deal sealed on Monday will see NMG use its digital, TV, radio and on print platforms to raise awareness of right critical issues affecting children, given better the hardships caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

  2 months ago ago
NMG, Unicef Kenya Sign Partnership to Promote Children's Rights

ECONOMY-FINANCE

Why Price of Water Will Increase Following Ksh80B World Bank Loan

Kenyans has been astonished by the announcement that the government is set to increase water bills after the World Bank announced to pushed introduction of more tax levies and extra regulatory charges on water companies. According to the global financial institution,it has asked the government to ask the water service providers to cover the 70% bill budget of the Water Resource Authority’s (WRA) from the current 30%.

  3 months ago ago
Why Price of Water Will Increase Following Ksh80B World Bank Loan

ENVIRONMENT

Fear of Lack of Water as Drought Bites

Water and Irrigation CEC Hon. Abdi Omar today called for concerted efforts to mitigate on ravaging drought in Garissa County. Hon. Omar chaired a consultative meeting to deliberate on mitigation measures and response over persistent drought that had adversely affected communities and livestock. He said the drought was worsening by day and called on state and non-state actors under the Water and Sanitation and Health (WASH) to pool together and come up with better response and mitigation mechanisms.

  3 months ago ago
Fear of Lack of Water as Drought Bites

HEALTH

Good News To Kenyans Who Have Been Striving To Get 2nd Doses Of Covid-19 As More Doses Arrive

Vaccines arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport today early morning around 7.45am.The vaccine was donated by the French government to the Covax facility and transported by Unicef. The country brought another collection of 182,400 doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine.Vaccines arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Thursday morning around 7.45am.

  3 months ago ago
Good News To Kenyans Who Have Been Striving To Get 2nd Doses Of Covid-19 As More Doses Arrive

HEALTH

182,400 Covid-19 AstraZeneca Vaccines Doses Arrived At JKIA In Kenya

On 8th July 2021, at around 07:45 Am, AstraZeneca Oxford Covid-19 vaccines dosses arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. 182,400 doses of Covid-19 vaccines were donated by the Government of France to the COVAX facility and they were transported by UNICEF. Dr.Akhwale, Ministry of Health Chairman of Covid-19 Vaccine Deployment Taskforce, French Political Counsellor Emmanuel Dragon and UNICEF representative Mazina Zaman received the vaccines at the airport.

  3 months ago ago
182,400 Covid-19 AstraZeneca Vaccines Doses Arrived At JKIA In Kenya