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Githinji Gitahi

Cholera outbreak reminder that healthcare is a shared responsibility

Githinji Gitahi 19/09/2017

The resurgence of cholera in several parts of Kenya, as signaled by the recent outbreak involving at least 95 police officers in Nairobi, has revived national discourse about the disease. As at August 15, 2017, cholera had affected 2,210 people in 16 counties and resulted in 32 preventable deaths,...

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Partnerships are key to addressing NCDs in Africa

Githinji Gitahi 29/05/2017

Not too long ago, non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, asthma and cancer were believed to be diseases of the rich, or the very old, and mostly in developed countries. Today this is no longer the case. Non-communicable diseases have become a global phenomenon with no boundaries in terms of...

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Africa in the era of sustainable development

Githinji Gitahi 20/04/2017

A functional community health system is helping Africa achieve universal health coverage and other UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). Editor's note: In 2015, the United Nations and other development partners adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals on the back of the Millennium Development Goals. Some of these find a...

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Why NGOs are wading into the world of business

Githinji Gitahi 14/03/2017

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) around the world are going through a historic transition.They are slowly wading into the world of business by positioning themselves as “social enterprises.” Although the concept of social enterprises has gained prominence in development circles, it is still an enigma for the general public. This highlights...

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