Kenya has, in the past couple of years, registered encouraging though not sufficient decline in maternal mortality. However, pregnancy-related complications such as obstetric fistula and other morbidities continue to be a public health concern. This is why I made a commitment to champion advocacy in ending Obstetric Fistula in Kenya by 2030 by creating awareness on prevention and also by encouraging women living with the condition to seek treatment through surgical repair. Sexual and reproductive…"STATEMENT BY HER EXCELLENCY MARGARET KENYATTA, FIRST LADY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA ON INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END OBSTETRIC FISTULA 2020"
NAIROBI, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has expressed the need to intensify the ongoing efforts to end obstetric fistula even as the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic. The First Lady said as the country steps up measures to fight the novel Coronavirus, the war against obstetric fistula should not be lost. “During this Covid-19 pandemic period when health concerns have been prioritised to fight the pandemic, our healthcare facilities are not only strained but also disrupted.…"Let’s Intensify Efforts To End Obstetric Fistula Even As We Battle Covid-19, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Says"
A section of KTDA directors from Murang’a county want reinstatement of the defunct Tea Board of Kenya so as to revitalize the sub sector. The Directors, drawn from 10 tea factories in the county have said lack of Tea Board has posed challenges in marketing of the produce in international markets. Led by the Chairman of Makomboki Tea Factory in Kigumo sub county, Erastus Gakuya, the directors said they have been struggling to source for…"Section Of KTDA Directors Want Tea Board Back"
The Kiambu county administration and the national government are mulling over the sustainability of the National Hygiene programme (NHP) that will see young people recruited to offer services in respective areas. The two levels of government have held consultative talks ahead of a tour of the Kiambu County informal settlement areas, which have been selected for piloting of the programme dubbed, “Kazi Mtaani”. At least 2,300 youths have been deployed on the programme in various…"National Government And Kiambu County Mulling Sustainability Of NHP Program"
The government has been urged to fast track fortification of maize flour in the country to save vulnerable children from malnutrition. A Nutritionist and Egerton University Lecturer, Dr. Maureen Cheserek said the nutritional health of children from poor backgrounds is currently a matter of concern, owing to the clarion call by the government for people to remain at home and be safe, meaning of majority of their care givers, who depend on menial jobs were…"Fortified Maize Key To Containing Malnutrition Among Children"
Zoonotic diseases, passed from animals to human beings contribute to 60 to 70 per cent of ailments affecting people, thus every meat product, whether from domestic or wild animals should be inspected before consumption. The Director for Veterinary Services (DVS) in Nakuru County, Dr. Onesmus Githui has said diseases, including Salmonella, Influenza, Tuberculosis, Hiv/Aids, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever and anthrax are contracted by human beings through close interaction or consumption of animal products before inspection.…"Consuming Uninspected Animal Products Dangerous To Human Health"