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Kagwe’s strategy for counties to take over the Covid-19 fight

The count-down to the national government handing over the management of the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of next month has started even as the second wave of the disease which started in October continues its course.Health Cabinet secretary…

Force fields and fake cures: Cashing in on the Covid-19 pandemic

As the number of those infected by the coronavirus disease continues to rise, concerned Kenyans are reaching out to all manner of quick fix solutions which they hope will protect them from catching the virus.

How open-air markets are weak link in fight against Covid-19

Open-air markets provide a means of livelihood for a majority of the population in Africa. They provide an intimate connection between the urban populations who need accessible and affordable food and rural farmers who sell their surplus crops.…

HIV/AIDS in the age of COVID-19

When 23-year-old Ashley Nicole* first found out about her HIV positive status in 2013, she was still in high school. “I started getting sick and I was in a boarding school. When I came home for treatment, my mom insisted I should test for…

Covid19 and Home-Based care: Is it working?

On June 21, 11 days after the Ministry of Health launched home-based care guidelines for Covid-19 patients, Muthee Wa Mwangi went on his daily morning run. Later that day, he learnt that 550 Covid-19 patients had been discharged from hospital…

Drugs, death and doom ... The emerging fear in Covid wards

About a month ago, doctors could give significant attention to each Covid-19 patient. Well, not anymore. With too many patients, doctors and nurses can no longer cope with the situation. They are also getting infected by the day, with some…

Protesting during a pandemic: Confronting civil rights abuses in Kenya

Kedolwa Waziri woke up at 4 am on 7th July 2020. It was bitingly cold but the brisk weather did not get in the way of her mission that day— to take part in a march to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Saba Saba march and to protest police…

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