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Dr Hadiyah Nicole-Green killing cancer with lasers

Dr. Hadiyah Nicole – Green is the first doctor and woman to cure cancer in mice using laser-activated nanoparticles successfully. She is the founder of the Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation, whose mission is to change the way cancer is treated and reduce human suffering by providing cancer care that is accessible, affordable, and effective.

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PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

PCOS is a complex hormonal condition that still requires learning and research to fully understand its symptoms and treatment options. What is PCOS? What are the symptoms? And what treatments could be considered?

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Besides, mother and child need the best

The system should also reward quality and efficiency focused on keeping our mothers well and enabling them to recieve good health treatment without suffering catastrophic costs.

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Prioritize the health of Women

According to a WHO report, the three leading global causes of death in women are cardiovascular diseases at 33%, infectious and parasitic diseases at 14%, and cancer at 13%.

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Understanding Gender Based Violence

In summary, the more financially unstable a woman is, the vulnerable she is to sexual abuse. This drives us to the need for a consolidated effort towards ending gender-based violence in the space of work by striving to understand the link between domestic violence and the world of work.

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United Nations calls upon global leaders to improve maternal health everywhere

The major causes of maternal morbidity and mortality include haemorrhage, infection, high blood pressure, unsafe abortion, and obstructed labour. The goal to increasing funding in maternal health services is key to achieving the 2015 Millennium Development Goals by the United Nations.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic increasing FGM cases nationwide

Globally it is estimated that 200 million girls and women undergo female genital mutilation, 3 million girls are at risk every year, and every 11 seconds a girl undergoes the cut. Whereas in Kenya, one in five women and girls aged between 15 and 49 have undergone the procedure which usually involves partial or total removal of female genitalia causing the girls serious health problems.

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Linda Kesho: How the Ida Odinga Trust alleviates Teenage Pregnancy Crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic

The continuous rising number of teenage pregnancies and child marriages is definitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic which brought them the unlimited freedom due to the indefinite closure of schools.

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WHO launch a Global Strategy to accelerate the elimination of Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer, which is the fourth most common cancer among women globally, is a preventable disease and it is also curable if detected early and adequately treated. According to WHO ,if additional action is not taken, the annual number of new cases of cervical cancer is expected to increase from 570 000 to 700 000 between 2018 and 2030, while the annual number of deaths is projected to rise from 311 000 to 400 000

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Dr. Jemimah Kariuki wins the WHO Director-General’s Award for Global Health 2021

Dr. Jemimah Kariuki is a medical practitioner deeply passionate about preventive medicine, especially in maternal and child health. She is the founder of the Peace Club, initiated in response to post-election violence in 2007, and the Public Health Club (which is instrumental in running cervical-cancer prevention drives).

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Neema Kaseje recognized by the World Economic Forum for leading the fight against COVID-19

Born in Boston and raised in Geneva, Switzerland and Kisumu, Kenya, Dr, Neema describes herself as always drawn to science.Her dad is also a public health specialist who spent worked extensively in community based health, and this has influenced her work. She was part of the first set of physicians at the first paediatric surgical program in Liberia, run by Doctors Without Borders.

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Sickle Cell Anaemia

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited red blood cell disorder in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout your body.

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Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminata)

Genital warts are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. Nearly all sexually active people will become infected with at least one type of human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes genital warts, at some point during their lives.

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Miscarriage

About 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. Miscarriage is a somewhat loaded term — possibly suggesting that something was amiss in the carrying of the pregnancy.

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Bad breath (Halitosis)

It’s no wonder that store shelves are overflowing with gum, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to fight bad breath. But many of these products are only temporary measures because they don’t address the cause of the problem.

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Tips on keeping a healthy lifestyle despite your 9-5 schedule

Not only does this full-time commitment limits the hours in a day available to squeeze in a workout program but being sedentary for long periods of time drain your energy and lead to adverse health effects.

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ENDOMETRIOSIS: All you need to know

The most common symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, which tends to increase over time. In endometriosis, the displaced tissue acts normally, thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. This often leads to the women experiencing far worse mental cramps than usual.

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Period Tracking Apps, do they really work?

There are many reasons for women to track their periods. It helps one know and understand her unique cycle patterns, fertility window and sex drive which increases your health and wellness awareness.

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17-year-old Teen invents color-changing stitches to detect infections in surgical wounds

I’ve done a lot of racial equity work in my community, I’ve been a guest speaker at several conferences, so when I was presented with this opportunity to do research, I couldn’t help but go at it with an equity lens.”

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CS Margaret Kobia raises concern as GBV cases continue to rises in Kenya

“We must all stand up against GBV through reporting, supporting victims and we must also discourage harmful and retrogressive cultural beliefs. I call on all Kenyans to be tolerated and to find appropriate ways of solving differences rather than resolving to violence.”

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Women in Kenya raise concerns over missing periods after taking the COVID-19 Vaccine

“There are some medications that can alter one’s cycle but I don’t know if this is a normal reaction as it is not a documented side effect,”

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Tanzania: Still in the fight against FGM

“When I threatened to take him to the police, he kept quiet for some days, but a few weeks later he would come up with the topic, especially when he got drunk, telling us that if our 12-year old neighbor’s daughter did it, we should also do it,”

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Equity Afia collaborates with Bidco Africa to support expectant and lactating mothers

The partnership will see Bidco Africa, an FMCG manufacturing company leverage on Equity Afia’s network of 41 clinics countrywide, through its gental care line of homecare products including alcohol-based sanitizers, handwash, soap and disinfectants reaching the end user.

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AfyAfrika sees 40 girls graduate from alternative rites of passage in Narok

“Schools in Suswa area have had surging cases of teenage pregnancies that is mainly attributed to FGM. That is why we chose to train girls in this area before moving to other parts of Narok,”

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The African women breaking barriers in health care

Women make up 7 in10 health and social care workers globally and contribute about 3 trillion dollars annually to global health.

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Asthma

Prevention and long-term control are key to stopping asthma attacks before they start.

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Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis treatment usually helps, beginning with prescription-strength antiperspirants. If antiperspirants don’t help, you may need to try different medications and therapies. In severe cases, your doctor may suggest surgery either to remove the sweat glands or to disconnect the nerves responsible for the overproduction of sweat. Sometimes an underlying cause may be found and treated.

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Cervical Cancer

Early-stage cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. Signs and symptoms of more-advanced cervical cancer include: • Vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause • Watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor • Pelvic pain or pain during intercourse

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Menstrual cycle: What’s normal, what’s not?

Tracking your menstrual cycles can help you understand what’s normal for you, time ovulation and identify important changes — such as a missed period or unpredictable menstrual bleeding. While menstrual cycle irregularities usually aren’t serious, sometimes they can signal health problems.