Who News

Eyes on transport, land use as climate change hurts health

“There is a strong linkage between air pollution, climate change and health and it cannot be missed,” said Maria Neira, the director of Public Health at Who.

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Dec 18, 2018

Why Kenya has failed to reduce newborn deaths

In the incubator, the little boy’s beating heart and clenched fist speaks volumes of his continuing battle through what medical experts Who take care of him and other children in this age bracket— zero to 28 days — consider “the valley of death”.

Daily Nation , Kenya Dec 18, 2018

Lab test reveals fish imported from China contaminated with heavy metals

- The lab tests conducted at the University of Nairobi revealed presence of mercury, lead, copper and arsenic - Samples of fish used in the lab investigation were reportedly collected from fish market in Nairobi - Who recommended levels of metals in fish are 1 ppm for mercury, 0.5 ppm for lead, 30 ppm for copper and 1 ppm for arsenic - The lab tests showed the imported fish contained 0.005 ppm of mercury, 0.04 ppm of lead, 1.2 ppm of copper and 0.001 ppm of arsenic - Although the results show the levels of the metals are within the recommended range, experts insist they still pose health risks A laboratory test has revealed samples of fish imported to the East African region from China are contaminated with heavy metals, which pose serious health risks to the consumers of the imported products.

Tuko , Kenya Dec 17, 2018

Chinese fish imports fail toxic minerals test

Samples of the fish, purchased from a Wholesale dealer at Nairobi's Gikomba market, had lead, mercury, copper and arsenic, albeit in levels termed permissible by the World Health Organisation standards.

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Dec 17, 2018

Fish imported into EA from China fails toxic minerals test

Samples of the fish, purchased from a Wholesale dealer at Nairobi's Gikomba market, had lead, mercury, copper and arsenic, albeit in levels termed permissible by the World Health Organisation standards.

Daily Nation , Kenya Dec 16, 2018

Fish imported into EA from China fails toxic minerals test

Samples of the fish, purchased from a Wholesale dealer at Nairobi's Gikomba market, had lead, mercury, copper and arsenic, albeit in levels termed permissible by the World Health Organisation standards.

The East African , Kenya Dec 16, 2018

Founder, flying doctors pens book on healthcare improvement in Nigeria

…as she launches an online book on Nigerian healthcare problems, effects and solutions By Ebun Sessou D r. Ola Brown is a physician, a trainee helicopter pilot, and an entrepreneur Who founded West Africa’s first indigenous air ambulance service, the Flying Doctors Nigeria.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Dec 14, 2018

Grave threat to human health from air pollution

The Who Air Quality Guidelines: Global Update 2005, provides an assessment of health effects of air pollution and thresholds for health- harmful pollution levels.

Capital News , Kenya Dec 14, 2018

UN’s Kenya road death figures far higher than government’s

Economy UN’s Kenya road death figures far higher than government’s The World Health Organisation’s (Who) new global survey of road safety reports that 13,463 Kenyans died last year in crashes on Kenya’s roads — a toll more than four times greater than the government’s figure of 2,965 deaths.

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Dec 13, 2018

WHO: Kenya road deaths grossly under-reported

The rate of road traffic deaths in Kenya far exceeds the global rate and is somewhat higher than the average for Africa, Who notes.

Daily Nation , Kenya Dec 13, 2018