Counties to benefit from free fistula Safari’s medical camps

Amref Health Africa in Kenya has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the First Lady’s Beyond Zero Secretariat to manage the fistula component of the First Lady’s medical safari camps. Under the agreement, Amref Health Africa’s role during the medical safaris will be to create awareness and mobilization for uptake of free services, conduct free fistula repair, provide post-care for patients, and provide one to one counseling. The first safari will be held this week at the Narok County National Stadium. Other Counties pre-selected for the first phase of…

City Hall to complete new ICU Unit at Mama Lucy Hospital in December

The Nairobi County Government has given itself 90 days to complete the stalled construction of the ultra-modern Intensive Care Unit at the Mama Lucy Hospital. The 72 bed capacity facility will be ready for unveiling in December according to acting Nairobi Health County Executive Member Vesca Kangogo who says that 90 over 70% of the work has been done. The new facility will cost close to 1billion shillings with 72 million shillings set aside for the completion. http://Also Read: https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/residents-demand-accountability-from-sonkowant-him-back-at-city-hall/ Governor Mike Sonko on Monday had issued  an executive order…

Greenpeace calls on president to include Food Safety in Big Four Agenda

By Jacktone Lawi International environmental watchdog and lobby group has called on the government to put in place a standardization system for food supplies in a bid to save consumers from harmful foodstuffs. Greenpeace is urging the government to put in place robust policies and regulatory provisions that traces the food supplies through the value chain. According to Claire Nasike Greenpeace Africa’s food for life Campaigner, this will help in ensuring that standards are adhered to and food safety guaranteed.” The past few months have seen increased cases of substandard…

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko waives bills for patients

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Monday issued an executive order waiving all pending bills for patients who have stayed over one month at Mbagathi District Hospital. Sonko said all patients, whose bills have been waived, should be discharged with immediate effect. This comes a day after Sonko paid an impromptu visit to Mbagathi District Hospital. “I have ordered with immediate effect a waiver and discharge of all patients who have stayed in the hospital more than one month,” said Sonko. The Governor issued a list of some eight names who…

uncooked chicken takes mom’s life

Her husband claims that she chose a piece of chicken from the hotel’s buffet, and that it was bleeding when she cut into it. The family of Natalie Rawnsley has filed a lawsuit after the 37-year-old mother-of-two from England died from eating uncooked chicken served by a hotel in Greece in August 2017. Rawnsley allegedly chose a piece of chicken from the Corfu hotel restaurant’s buffet, People reported. “Natalie started to eat hers and as she cut the chicken, the chicken oozed red blood to which I commented it looked bloody,”…

Amref partners with the, Bungoma County to Conduct Obstetric Fistula Camps

Amref Health Africa has partnered with the County Government of Bungoma to conduct a screening and surgical treatment camp for women with obstetric fistula in Webuye County Referral Hospital. The week-long camp will also aim to increase awareness about Obstetric Fistula and targets to treat at least 50 women suffering from the condition. Obstetric fistula is a complication that can affect any woman or girl who suffers from prolonged or obstructed labour without timely access to an emergency Caesarean section. The result is the woman leaking urine and/or stool through the vagina. Speaking during the flag off…

Hemingways partners with EcoWorld for eco-awareness course

As part of its commitment to preserving the Kenyan coastline and ecosystem within it, Hemingways Watamu hotel has amalgamated with a local non-governmental organization ‘EcoWorld Watamu,’ which employs underprivileged locals to collect plastic debris along the beach each week and reuse and recycle it for better purposes. All plastic waste from Hemingways Watamu is directed to EcoWorld where it is separated according to weight and colour, before being shredded or melted, and recycled.  The recycled waste is used in creating art works, furniture, fence posts, and trinkets, generating income while…

Greenpeace Africa advocates for safe and healthy food

 In response to news that some of Kenya’s imported sugar contains dangerous elements such as copper and lead; and that fertilisers sold to farmers in Kenya are reported to be laced with harmful mercury, Greenpeace Africa has called on the government of Kenya to act now; Food for life Campaigner, Claire Nasike has said: “It is very shocking that food meant for human consumption contains these metals. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) copper and lead are harmful to human health. Exposure to small amounts of mercury has been…

Amref International University, St. Mary’s Hospital signs training partnership

Amref International University has signed a 5 year contract with St.  Mary’s Hospital to establish a training partnership for diploma and degree (BSc. Nursing and BSc. Midwifery) programmes. Speaking during the signing, Amref International University (AMIU) Interim Vice Chancellor Prof. Peter Ngatia said that AMIU was pursuing partnerships that would ensure students acquire the requisite skills in their respective fields. “Amref International University is committed in implementing health professional training, health system research and actively seeking potential areas for co-operation to facilitate holistic education for AMIU students” said Prof Ngatia.…

Is Coursework Wicked for Kids?

After eight hours at school, plus whatever extracurricular they have got going on after school, your kid comes home, exhausted. They eat dinner and then: It is right back to the grind as they tackle math worksheets and make spelling flashcards and do their assigned reading. But is the struggle worth it? Some experts say no, depending on how old your children are. “There is absolutely no evidence of any academic benefit from assigning homework in elementary or middle school,” Alfie Kohn, author of The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids…