News and Case Studies

Tuesday 3 December 2019

OFDA Supported health outreach reprieve for communities in Turkana

By Marion Kwambai

 In Ng’imuriae village in Kerio Ward, Turkana Central, three young girls under four years attend an integrated health outreach with their mother Margret Ekaru. This is her second visit to the outreach center which pitches camp here every two weeks.

Monday 4 November 2019

Climate change in Wajir risks mother and child survival

By Aggrey Omboki

A mother with her children in Turkana.A mother with her children in Turkana. According to the Save the Children report, Wajir is one of the regions that have global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates of between 15 and 29 per cent. FILE PHOTO | NMG

When Ali’s cough persisted beyond the fifth day, his mother Alasey Derow became deeply worried.

Monday 28 October 2019

Where children miss key services

 

By Jeckonia Otieno

Rukia Ahmed’s one-year-old gets four injections at once under a tree at El Yunis, 40km from Wajir town.

This is the first time the child is being immunized after birth. The outreach supported by humanitarian organization, Save the Children, provides hope for many members of the nomadic community.

Ms Ahmed and her family live about 60km from the nearest heath facility and with constant movement in search of water and pasture, health is on a back-burner, leaving many children uncovered by crucial services like vaccination. 

Monday 28 October 2019

Where Islamic studies is the only form of learning

A Duksi class in Balatraha village, Wajir County 

By Jeckonia Otieno

A three-door unused classroom block stands on the edge of Balatraha village, some 125 kilometres from Wajir town.

The structure, which was constructed earlier this year by the Tarbaj Constituency Development Fund (CDF), was meant to bring education closer to the children of the nomadic community living in this village.

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Where outreach is the most basic source of healthcare

By Jeckonia Otieno

A cart carrying five children and a woman stops under a thorny shurb at El Yunis, some 40 kilometres north of Wajir Town

Pulling it are two donkeys directed by Jimale Dakane. They have taken three thours to cover a 15km didtance from their village to arrive here for the much needed health services.

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