The history of health and nutrition in Kenya
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- One in Five HIV Positive
- The Nation (Nairobi), 18 October 2000. One in
every five people in Nairobi is HIV positive. Statement that
one could not die if he/she abstained from sex or stayed
faithful to one partner caused laughter. The spread of HIV
was very fast at the area due to high levels of poverty.
- Officials Worried By Rising
- Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 3 March 2001. Alcohol
abuse affects 70 percent of families in Kenya. Government
plans to formulate a comprehensive alcohol policy. Alcohol
has became an important public health problem in Kenya
arising from over consumption, intoxication and dangerous
behaviour upon consumption of alcohol.
- Health Coalition Campaigns for Affordable
- UN Integrated Regional Information Network (Nairobi), 12
May 2001. The Kenya Coalition for Access to Essential
Medicines asks parliament to give public health precedence
over private financial interest to make essential medicines
affordable. Parliament will debate the Industrial Property
Bill that allows importation and manufacture of generic
versions of patented medicines.
- Drinks That Promise to Give You the Wings to
- By Dan Teng'o, The Nation (Nairobi), 21 July
2001. Many people are turning to Red Bull after being
stirred by word of mouth, friends, advertisement and funky
packaging designs. They are bad for your health and provide
no more energy than a cup of coffee.