News and Case Studies

Sunday 3 December 2017

Treating clubfoot…Shadrack’s story

By:David Erot and Benson Ewoi

In Turkana County, there are many boys and girls who are born with club foot conditions that affect their social life, access to education and health services. Club foot is a congenital deformity involving one foot or both; the affected foot appears to have been rotated internally at the ankle. Without treatment, people with club feet often appear to walk on their ankles or on the sides of their feet. However with treatment, most patients recover fully and are able to walk and participate in various activities including athletics.

Sunday 3 December 2017

Corrective surgery helps Godwin to walk again

By:David Erot and Andrew Omendo

Godwin walks to school

Godwin is 8 years old and lives in Lokichar town in Turkana County. He started developing a knee deformity at the age of 2 years. His parents believed that Godwin was bewitched by relatives who had a difference with Godwin’s family.

Sunday 3 December 2017

Cerebral palsy…Kelvin’s journey

By Benson Ewoi and Philip Ekuwom

Kelvin while at home

Kelvin Ekai is 7 years old and lives in Maendeleo village Turkana County. Kelvin was born at home and diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was four months old. 

Sunday 3 December 2017

A smile for Baby Maxwell

By:David Erot

Baby Maxwell before the operation

Sunday 26 November 2017

A Family for Every Last Child…Foster Care in Dadaab Refugee Camp

By Patrick Wekesa & Caroline Kwamboka

Zamzam holding Yasin* an abandoned baby