“Women, in general, face a higher susceptibility to breast cancer due to the production of the hormone estrogen in the body. While it is rare, men can also develop the disease, primarily because they lack this hormone,” he explained. “Moreover, women who experience the onset of menstruation at an earlier age (between 8 and 12 years) and those who enter menopause prematurely are at an elevated risk of developing breast cancer,” – Dr. Hamid Elia Daaboul, MD, PhD,
By Mwanaharusi Jilo
City Blue Hotel, Mombasa — In a joyous celebration of achievement, the Go Blue graduation ceremony unfolded yesterday at the City Blue Hotel, Mombasa, hosted by the transformative Sote Hub.
Participants from the Go Blue Training Programme gathered to mark the culmination of a six-month journey that empowered coastal entrepreneurs and paved the way for sustainable growth and success.
Mombasa, November 4, 2023 -Despite the heavy rains and chilly weather, women from diverse backgrounds turned out in remarkable numbers to welcome the First Lady, Recheal Ruto, in Mombasa. The women gathered at the Mikindani Deliverance Church in Jomvu Constituency for an event graced by the Ministry of Gender, Culture, The Arts, and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa.
The gathering was organized by the Joyful Women Group, founded by the First Lady, focusing on empowering and bringing joy to women. Attendees had the unique opportunity to gain insights into various empowerment programs, including table banking and loan top-ups.
By Shirley Wandera
Startling revelations have emerged over the Kenyan response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. In April 2020, former President Uhuru Kenyatta established a COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Board comprising key business leaders in the country tasked with overseeing the management of resources to combat the economic impact of the pandemic.
A special audit report from the Auditor General examining the utilization of COVID-19 funds allocated to national government entities from March 13 to July 31, 2020, has brought disconcerting findings.
According to the report, the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund received 2.6 billion Kenyan Shillings. Among the allocations was a substantial sum of 400 million Kenyan Shillings, designated for a Cash Transfer Program. This program aimed to provide financial assistance to 100,000 Kenyans in urban informal settlements for one month
By Joy Mwema
One in every five adolescent girls in Kenya becomes pregnant before adulthood. This is according to recent figures released by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.
According to the bureau, girls aged 15-19 stand a 21% chance of becoming pregnant. They face health, social, and economic challenges as a result.
By Mariselah Kimbio
Kenya is set to introduce a 6-in-1 vaccine to enhance its routine immunization schedule the vaccine, also referred to as the Hexavalent Vaccine, has received approval from the Global Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) board for inclusion in the immunization schedule for developing countries like Kenya.
The vaccine protects children against diseases such as Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type B, and Poliomyelitis (Polio).
According to a statement by Gavi, a window would