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Prof Anyang' Nyongo, Bwana Minister, as you would so painfully be aware, the definitive diagnosis of any cancer relies on evaluation of biopsy specimens. However, I do not know whether you are aware that outside the Major Public Referral Hospitals (KNH and MTRH), Public Hospital Labs are not capable...
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On Friday 6th May 2011, a patient passed away while in transit from Kiambu District hospital to Kenyatta National Hospital to receive dialysis. He worked in Busia DH and had gone to Kiambu to visit his parents. During this break he developed severe malaria and two days later he had developed acute r...
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MY NON-MEDIC FRIEND,I AM YOUR DOCTOR FRIEND, AND I WANT TO SHED SOME LIGHT FOR YOU. I AM TIRED,TIRED!! OF THE MEDIA SAYING A REGISTRAR IS AN INTERN,AMONGST HIGHLIGHTING OTHER INACCURACIES FROM OUR POLITICIAN HEAD OF HEALTH. HERE IS THE REAL TRUTH. I choose to offer free and fair education to you, my...
KMPDU national officials, KMPDU branch officials, Union members, colleagues in the noble profession All protocols observed, Ladies and gentlemen.   It is my great privilege to have your audience. I address you today as a member of a profession in mourning, in a country in crisis as the re...
There has been a lot of information about the current stalemate at the region’s largest referral hospital in regard to the doctors’ strike. Foremost, I beg to provide a clarification. The public has been made to understand that the doctors whose reference is made are trainees. That ...
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Wanjiku has been shortchanged for far too long. Picture this: Cervical cancer is the second commonest women cancer in Kenya and the leading cause of cancer mortality among our women. Treatment for cervical cancer is surgery for early cancer and chemo-radiation for advanced stages. Kenya with a popul...
1. Health Facilities and Infrastructure (a) Develop a comprehensive health sector investment plan.(b) Revise and implement the infrastructural norms and standards.(c) Develop and implement standardized health facility plans (master plans) for each level of care with the involvement of all stake hol...
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For decades, the Kenyan doctor had suffered and worked under circumstances that were at best to be abhorred. Disillusioned, many chose to leave hoping for a better future for their families elsewhere. Inevitably something had to give. In 2010 as the camel toiled under the heavy burdens, its back fi...
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FROM:  THE KMPDU TO: ALL MDs, PHARMACISTS AND DENTISTS DATE: 14TH MAR 2011.   Dear beloved Colleagues, After much debate, frustrations, knocks, failures and moments of excitement, we are back again. You will recall when we first called an informal meeting in Thika on 19th S...
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In recent months, Kenya has been gripped by emergencies which have beefed up the need for medical emergency services. The prevention of deaths and suffering among victims is heavily dependent on the quality of emergency services which is in turn a product of the efficiency of the reporting systems a...