Health & Nutrition

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.

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Health experts urge use of medicine to prevent umbilical cord infections

By DELFHIN MUGO

On a hot Wednesday afternoon in one of the many homesteads that make Kaya West Village in Bungoma County, a young mother sits on a wooden chair taking cover from the sweltering sun.

Under the shade provided by her mud house, she carefully balances a baby on her arms, shielding her bundle of joy from the sun.

Thursday 9 May 2019

Pneumonia: The forgotten child killer

By Florence Dzame- Communications and Campaigns Manager

At the Lodwar County and Referral Hospital (LCRH) in Northern Kenya, Emanman, 8, and his siblings are receiving treatment in the in-patient ward. It is a hot day and a dusty breeze hits the open window into the ward that they share with other patients. His siblings Achuka, 2, and Alice who is 4 months old have all been diagnosed with pneumonia.

Thursday 21 March 2019

Wajir tackles measles outbreak as rainy season approaches

 

BY JECONIA OTIENO

Two months ago, 35-year-old Nunai Farit developed a fever coupled with a dry cough and a running nose. Her family thought it was an asthma attack and contacted a community health worker.

Unfortunately, the health worker could not do much and the mother of five died two days later. She was buried at a community cemetery at her rural home in Mau Mau.

Thursday 21 March 2019

Malnutrition: A problem too big to ignore in Turkana

Ms Apuu Nakuruka and her baby sits down outside her mud-walled and grass thatched manyatta. Florence Dzame/Save the Children

BY DELFHIN MUGO

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