I asked her what the child was suffering from. Her reply was ‘Daktari alisema mtoto ana kapneumonia kidogo na tumalaria kidogo.’ That translates roughly to the doctor said the child had a little bit of pneumonia and a little bit of malaria. A child with a runny nose was given antimalarials, antibiotics and of course, paracetamol syrup.
Remember to laugh regularly, share your laughs and help others to laugh to – that’s my blog for today. However, I will be on leave till September – keep healthy and happy and see you soon.
When they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are…A man who was known by no one, is now known by everyone. His face splashed across every screen, his name across the lips of every person on the planet, all in the course of one day. Seems the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight.
As long as extreme poverty exists, children in poor countries will continue to be abused – in exchange for money – until ‘someone cares’.
If you have grown up in a nation where homosexuality is a normal part of life, you will not understand where I am coming from. But I write for those of us who have grown up surrounded by homophobia.
The BAKE 2016 awards are done and healthkenya.co.ke is number 2 health blog this year. Asanteni sana for your votes.
We all experience grief differently – is there anything like ‘normal grief’ ? Researchers have attempted to study bereaved people and learn more about how we cope in our many diverse ways.
My father, Mr. Mwangi Ihiga died on the 17th March 1997. He was only 52 years old – by any standards, a death that occurred way too early. I will not focus on what disease took him away, but on grief.
If a facility has no oxygen – the mother will go home either with a severely disabled baby that will need her care for the rest of his/her life or with a body to bury.
Before the introduction of free maternity services in Kenya, less than half the women in the country were delivering in hospitals. At the moment about 2 of 3 women giving birth, do so in a hospital. It is a great improvement that was meant to see a drop in child deaths. However, opening the doors for women to give birth in hospital did not come hand in hand with employment of more staff. The very same staff – who were already overstretched before 2013 – are expected to take on more clients – and operate efficiently.