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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.