BY THOMAS MURAYI, PETER KARAH, and EDWARD OBIKO Electronic vouchers: At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of Kibera, the largest slum of Sub-Saharan...
Covid-19 vaccine in Africa: Many African countries have expertise in conducting rapid and effective mass vaccination campaigns, often immunizing millions of people in a single week. In 2016, for example, 41,000 health workers and volunteers were recruited and trained to administer yellow fever vaccines to 14 million people in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in just 10 days.
While Kenya's public health system is weighed down by corruption, inadequate funding, mismanagement and labour disputes - its private facilities seem to be fairing much better. Ensuring that the country's health facilities - both private and public - meet the highest international standards would open up a multi-billion shilling medical tourism industry in the country.
Kenya needs to consider the welfare of sex workers even as it rolls out Covid-19 vaccination in hospitals across the country. Not only did Covid-19 threaten their livelihoods but it also exposed them to poor health outcomes.
The impact of the Covid-19 school closures on teenage girls and its adverse negative effects on education is becoming clear. Worrying reports from different...
Most of us buy smart devices for the innovation and convenience they promise without giving much thought to how these gadgets handle data security and privacy. The camera in our smart doorbell or lock can, for instance, provide data about when we are home, when our mail is delivered, and even whether we have a dog.
It is estimated that mental illnesses cost $2.5 trillion globally in 2010, and this cost will rise to over $6 trillion by 2030