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.
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This sign post is common in Kitengela. This ‘doctor’ can get rid of the tummy fat but also ‘treat all chronic diseases’. Some of these ‘doctors’ use herbs, others are ‘faith healers’ who pray and ‘break curses’ and therefore get rid of impotence, fertility problems, money and relationship problems. What is it like for children being taken to these ‘healers’?
Date rape affects many young women in their twenties, Jessica Ladd says there is a way to stop repeat offenders who make up 90% of date rape assailants.
Today – 8th March is International Women’s Day. It’s a great time to reflect on gender inequality – which sometimes just feels overwhelming – but things are getting better for women.
Research to develop a vaccine for a disease first identified in Kenya, is now being led, at one of the highest institutes of learning in the world, by a Kenyan.
Zika means bury in Swahili but this is not what it does. Zika does not kill. Instead children are born with underdeveloped brains and a tough life ahead for them and their families. Should you be worried?
Physical inactivity on its own (before obesity sets in) can start the changes in your body that lead to diabetes. The walking nation needs to start walking again.
Kenya is the 7th major refugee hosting country globally – I have a feeling that just like me, you did not know that. The circumstances of refugees have never been looked at seriously until Syrians fleeing conflict started the march towards Western Europe.
‘When you ask a fresh student of nursing or medicine why they have chosen that career, they will tell you that they want to care for and help people. In college, they are trained briefly in communication theory, but when they go for practice, they watch their mentors shouting. Because it is normalised, they assimilate that behaviour. When they leave college, that caring heart is long forgotten because it did not receive any nurturing,’ says Mwanamvua.
Dr Faith Osier won 2014 Royal society pfizer award. I was keen to write a story that would inspire younger women wanting to be scientists. Faith’s story will inspire you.