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In 2020, breast cancer reported 2.3 million new cases and 685,000 deaths globally, making it one of the world’s most prevalent type of cancer (WHO). In Kenya, breast cancer registered 5,985 new cases and accounted for 9.2 % of all cancer deaths, making it the third leading cause of all registered deaths due to cancer...
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Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day is a global event set to commemorate the social, political, and economic achievements of women. Under this year’s theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, PS Kenya joined the County Government of Kajiado and partners to mark this year’s celebration at Isara, Kajiado East, Kajiado County....
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Advancing Women’s Health in Kenya In Kenya, and Africa at large, women play a critical role within their families. They are life givers, mothers, peacemakers, business owners, and caregivers for children and the elderly. However, they bear a disproportionately large share of the global disease of burden and death. They are more likely to die...
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WHO introduced HIV self-testing in order to improve access and improve knowledge of ones’ HIV status for individuals/subpopulations not reached by conventional HIV Testing Services (HTS), timely diagnosis and uptake of antiretroviral therapy (ART), while also averting new infections through reduced transmission. Knowledge of HIV status is critical to entry and initiation of lifelong ART...
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PS Kenya through the Accelerate program hosted a team from the Danish Embassy ( DANIDA) in Kenya led by the Ambassador, Ole Thonke. The team visited Mathare slums where they got a chance to interact with beneficiaries and appreciate how the program is contributing towards access to quality sexual and reproductive health services (SRHR), prevention,...
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