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Senate to Consider Tax Relief for Parents with Disabled Children

Nominated Senator Proposes Tax Relief Bill to Support Parents of Children with Disabilities In a recent press briefing at Makupa Primary School in Mvita Sub-County, Nominated Senator Crystal Asige emphasized the importance of enacting the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Bill, 2023, which she has sponsored. This bill, once passed by the Senate and signed into […]

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Upungufu wa Chanjo za Watoto Nchini Kenya.

Vituo vya afya nchini Kenya vimekuwa vikikumbana na uhaba mkubwa wa chanjo muhimu za watoto, huku ripoti zikizidi kujitokeza kutoka katika kaunti kadhaa. Mashirika ya kijamii katika kaunti sita yaliripoti suala hili zaidi ya wiki mbili zilizopita, na upungufu huo sasa unapanuka zaidi, ukiiacha mipango ya msingi ya chanjo kuwa hatarini. Akithibitisha upungufu huo, Waziri […]

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Over 50 million lives saved in Africa through expanded immunization programme

In the past 50 years, vaccines have played an important role in saving lives across Africa. A recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights that approximately 51.2 million lives have been spared due to vaccines. For every infant saved, nearly 60 years of life have been gained. Some notable achievements include a significant […]

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Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

Every child is special, and that includes those born with Down Syndrome. March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, a time to celebrate these unique individuals and raise awareness about their abilities. Down Syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, happens in about 1 in 700 births. It occurs when there’s an extra chromosome 21. This […]

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Is It Really Depression?

Depression is a common and serious mental illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Many young people are affected by depression and most of the time don’t even realize. It is said that one out of six young people are going through depression, a big number of […]

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Do You Always Check the Nutritional Value of Every Item You Buy?

I don’t think so. As parents, one of our most important duties is to take care of the health and wellbeing of our children. Considering the rise in childhood obesity and associated health problems, it is especially important to keep an eye on the nutritional value of the food we feed them. Checking the nutritional […]

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Benefits of Exercising Regularly

How often do you exercise ? Is it important to exercise regularly ? Let’s find out …What would happen if you exercised everyday ? Well, no need to respond . Just think it through. Physical wellness is such an incredible journey that very few people have incorporated in their lives despite age, be it children […]

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Children’s Education at Risk as Cholera Crisis Hits 

Lusaka, Zambia’s capital is in the grips of a cholera crisis with 3,757 cases and 128 deaths, forcing the government to postpone school reopening by three weeks. This delay raises concerns about the 2024 academic year’s integrity. The majority of Lusaka’s 3 million residents who are squeezed into 9,150 homes per square kilometer, live in […]

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77 % of Teenage Pregnancies in Korogocho are Unintended-Research

About 77 percent of pregnant teenage mothers in Korogocho slums reported having unintended pregnancies in a research conducted by the African Population Health and Research Centre. Approximately 72 percent were single and 49 percent were still in school at the time they became pregnant for the first time. Most girls first had sex while still […]

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110,821 Adolescent Pregnancies reported between January-May 2023

110,821 adolescents between ages 10 to 19 years got pregnant between January and May 2023 according to data released by Kenya Health Information Systems. Among 110,821 cases, 6,110 were among adolescents aged between 10 to 14 years while another 104,711 were between the ages of 15 and 19. This is an improvement from 2022 where […]