According to a UNAIDS Report, 19 million out of the 35 million people living with the HIV virus today do not know that they have the virus. Furthermore, women continue to carry the greatest burden of the virus with young women getting infected almost ten years earlier than their male counterparts. For Felister, a 23 year old mother of two children, these numbers are more than statistics, they are her reality. The year was 2012, and Felister had a lot to look forward to in life. She was recently married and had just delivered her first child with her husband when he fell ill. At the hospitalRead More
When Nasenyana*, a mother of six, went into labour on February 19, 2016, she looked forward to an uneventful delivery. But by late afternoon, long after her water broke, Nasenyana’s baby had not come, in spite of the gentle nudging of the traditional birth attendant that she push harder. Sensing trouble, the birth attendant and Nasenyana’s friends recommended that she seek medical help. Nasenyana was in a dilemma. Not only did the labouring mother need her husband’s permission to leave home, but she also had to walk in pain for about 120 kilometres to the nearest health care facility,Read More
The Kenya School of Government (KSG) and Amref Health Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the health care workforce and systems of health workers through, training, research and consultancy. The MoU signing which took place on Wednesday May 15, 2019 at the Kenya School of Government in Lower Kabete is aimed at enhancing cooperation between the two parties in organising and implementing capacity building programs at national, regional and international levels. This MoU also seeks to enhance collaboration between the two institutions where KSG will draw heaRead More
One of the health development international organizations, Amref Health Africa has disclosed that it will be pumping in about K61 million in response to the March 2019 devastating floods in the district. The money is half of the total sum approximately K122 million whereas the other half has been allocated to Zomba district. The organization's WASH Manager, Young Samanyika made the remarks Wednesday during a presentation when his organization engaged Chikwawa District Civil Protection Committee (DCPC), District Health Management Team (DHMT) as well as members from health, WASH and NutritRead More
In a ground breaking move to increase investments in health towards universal health coverage (UHC), West Pokot County has enacted Kenya’s first stand-alone County Facility Improvement Fund (FIF) Bill.
With the support of Amref Health Africa in Kenya, West Pokot County set out to ring-fence revenues generated by health facilities for use in improving health infrastructure and other essential services towards UHC through the FIF bill.
Following a consultative meeting by health stakeholders wRead More
Located in Dalalekutuk Ward of Kajiado County, Ngatu Shopping Center was faced with challenges of water access as is the case across many other parts of the County. Kajiado receives minimal rainfall and is characterised by cyclical episodes of prolonged drought that exacerbate the water situation. As a result, rain-fed water sources such as earth dams, roof catchments and scoop holes dry up in the dry season and therefore cannot meet the water needs of the community. Through the County Government of Kajiado, the community of Dalalekutuk drilled the Elerai borehole in 2012 with a view to proRead More
WE, the participants from government, private sector, civil society, parliamentarians including youth advocates, media, health professionals and community representatives attending the third Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) in Kigali, Rwanda, from March 3-7 and comprising more than 1,800 participants from 49 countries; HAVING shared progress and strategies on how Africa can accelerate attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) under the AHAIC 2019 theme 2030 Now: Multi- sectoral Action to Achieve UnivRead More
Esonorua Village, Kajiado County is a community that practises Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). The practise is performed on girls between the ages of nine and 15 years who are afterwards married off. According to UNICEF Kenya, the practice of FGM has been declining over the years, with a fast decline among girls aged 15 to 19. This is also seen through the 2014 Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS), where the overall prevalence of FGM in Kenya has decreased from 38 percent in 1998 to 32 percent in 2003 and to 27 percent in 2008 among wRead More