Health & Nutrition

Thursday 9 May 2019

Pneumonia: The forgotten child killer

By Florence Dzame

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

Tuesday 16 October 2018

A Kenyan Father Participates in Kangaroo Mother Care…and Likes it

Written by Nicolle Keogh  | Photography by Peter Caton

William (father) with his wife and their twins Amber Nkirote & Audrey Nkatha. William has successfully helped his wife with KMC and is now the proud father to very healthy twins.

Thursday 27 September 2018

I have a passion for babies. I like helping babies so much” says Mary a nurse at Mbagathi District Hospital

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