News and Case Studies

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.

Monday 9 September 2019

Why counties should generate own revenue

By Ibrahim Alubala

Council of Governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya addressing the press on the revenue impasse, at their Nairobi offices on August 29, 2019. Devolved units must be able to sustain themselves on their own homegrown resources. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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.

Friday 19 July 2019

Women refugees fostering children at Dadaab Camp

By Delfhin Mugo

 Florence Dzame | Save the Children

Without parents, unaccompanied and abandoned child refugees are finding love in foster parents, themselves refugees.

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Time is running out: drought across horn of Africa

In the hilly desert terrains at Nabuskaal region in Turkana Northern Kenya, an outreach for health services has been convened for the community. The outreach that is done three times every month is an initiative to ensure that families that live far from health facilities can access health services. In Turkana County it is at least 30 KMS to the nearest health facility.  Atirr, Ero Kwee, 42, arrives for the services and takes a moment to find shade under a tree. She had walked for 7KM from her home with her 4 year old son.