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


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



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