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Global Health Priorities for 2021

In the year 2020, we witnessed unprecedented times, with health systems, economies, and livelihoods worldwide devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic with close to 79 million confirmed cases and over 1.8 million deaths worldwide (December 2020). Public health experts have declared this pandemic as the worst pandemic of the century. In the past 12 months, we

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Health Workers Care-givers

Care for the Care-givers

Healthcare workers, who serve as COVID-19 front-line caregivers, are at an increased risk of contracting the virus. Statistics show worrisome trends that infection rates and deaths due to COVID-19 among front-line workers are increasing. Mental health issues among health workers, such as depression, burn-out, and substance abuse are on the rise. Risk of COVID-19 among

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COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine: How Vaccines Work

Vaccines save millions of lives every year, but how do they work? Think of the body as having a defense mechanism to fight off diseases called an immune system. The immune system is an army that has several specialized troops that provide specialized services in fighting off the enemy (disease). Breaking it Down A vaccine

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Ministry of Health importanc eof wearing facemasks

Health Secretary Stresses the Importance of Wearing Face Masks

The Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Mutahi Kagwe, insists Kenyans should consistently and correctly wear their face masks. In doing so, they protect themselves from being infected with the coronavirus. When the Ministry of Health first recommended Kenyans cover their faces with a mask back in April 2020, it was because it was

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Public health expert lessons about how covid 19 spreads

Public Health Lessons On The COVID-19 Spread  

In the last 11 months running up to November 2020, 53,231,607 people have been infected with coronavirus disease. It is amazing how the novel coronavirus spreads and how long it stays alive. Scientific research has filled in most of the gaps in how the virus spreads. As a public health expert, here is what I

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Malaria eradication in Africa

 Public Health Expert Opinion on Malaria Eradication in Africa 

Malaria is a disease that is a leading cause of illness. It is caused by microscopic protozoa called Plasmodium and transmitted from an infected person by a blood-sucking female Anopheles mosquito. In 2018 alone, WHO, reported over 228 million cases of malaria worldwide, 93% of which were in Africa. Malaria is both curable and preventable,

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Dr. Grace Ikahu Muchangi has been working in the area of public health in strengthening of health systems to improve health outcomes since 2008.
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